Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft, AWS, IBM, HPE join growing hybrid cloud alliance

Companies are joined by several other industry heavyweights in search for business continuity and disaster recovery solutions fit for the modern enterprise.

Some of the world’s main cloud and storage leaders have become the first members of the latest industry alliance that seeks to bring together complementary technology companies to deliver hybrid cloud and business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) solutions to market.

The Zerto Alliance Partner (ZAP) Program for Technical Alliances has been launched by cloud solutions provider Zerto and was put in place to be used by infrastructure and software companies with the tools to deliver enterprises solutions for application protection and mobility for enterprises’ public, private and hybrid cloud environments.

The Technical Alliance builds on Zerto’s existing alliance partner program.

Some of the first members to enter the program include Microsoft, AWS, IBM, HPE, Nutanix, Pure Storage, Quantum Corporation, Nimble Storage, ExaGrid, Infinidat, Kaminario, Pivot3, Tegile, Embotics and Turbonomics.

Feliz Montpellier, Worldwide Leader, Global ISV Alliances, Microsoft, said: “As more and more organisations move to Microsoft Azure, our relationship with Zerto continues to build and adds tremendous value to our customer base.

“Zerto’s solution for Microsoft Azure not only provides our customers with the BC/DR and hybrid cloud capabilities they need, but the coordinated go-to-market activities will help bring innovative products to market to help enterprises garner more value from their IT investments.”

Venugopal Pai, Vice President of Alliance and Business Development at Nutanix, said: “Nutanix has been leading the charge to help organisations worldwide make the transition to Enterprise Clouds that have the agility and scalability of public clouds with predictability and control of on premise infrastructure.”

Peter Kerr, Director of Technical Alliances, Zerto, said: “This program expansion serves to formalise a platform that provides more joint value between Zerto and our alliance partners to mutually grow our businesses, while helping to better serve customers.”