Enterasys is hosting its 2013 North America Partner Conference this week in Ft. Myers, Fla., with seemingly one thing on its collective mind: its impending acquisition by Extreme Networks.
Howdy, and welcome to this week’s Channel Partner Program Roundup, our weekly collection of channel partner program news without all the fluff. This week we take a look at news from Enterasys, BT and MaxxVault, so settle in and we’ll get right to it.
Enterasys: During its SuperDrive 2012 partner conference in Last Vegas, Enterasys handed out its annual partner awards.
I do a fair amount of travel to partner conferences. Not as much as The VAR Guy, but a healthy amount nonetheless. And a goodly amount of that travel is to Las Vegas—a venue I have grown less fond of each time I go there, yet a location for more partner conferences than really should be allowed by law.
Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) and Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) are running their annual channel partner conferences the same week (Jan. 14-16, 2013). Both conferences are on The VAR Guy’s list of Top 100 Channel Partner Events for 2013. So will The VAR Guy’s team attend the Red Hat or Juniper conference?
The goal: Attend both.
At Red Hat Partner Conference North America (Jan. 14-16, San Diego), watch for CEO Jim Whitehurst and Channel Chief Roger Egan to describe how the company’s growing portfolio of software (Linux, storage, virtualization, middleware and hybrid cloud management) empowers channel partners. The big question: Are partners ready to diversify into all those new areas with Red Hat (NYSE: RHT)?
Welcome to the Channel Partner Program Roundup, our weekly collection of all things channel partner-related. This week we’ve got news from Kaspersky Lab and Enterasys, so without further ado, let’s get to it.
The VAR Guy certainly loves big, well-run channel partner conferences. But sometimes less is more. Two prime examples: The recent Kaspersky Lab North America Partner Conference and this week’s Sophos Partner Connections conference in Las Vegas.