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The program is open to value-added resellers of security solutions, network equipment, enterprise applications and other IT systems. Certes Networks structured the program with three reseller tiers -- Bronze, Silver and Gold -- that include incentives, product discounts, rebates and marketing support and that increase with each advancing level. The partner program also offers training, customizable product collateral, a new partner portal and deal registration options.
Ingram Micro bolsters its ed-tech portfolio
Distributor Ingram Micro Inc. (IM) expanded its K-12 solutions portfolio to include learning company Pearson's digital learning solutions, allowing Ingram Micro partners to create customized offerings to meet the needs of schools and districts.
The distributor said it will continue to add new resources to accelerate its success in the K-12 market, such as a K-12 playbook for channel partners and field-based training and education courses.
At April's Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, the distributor underscored the importance of federal, healthcare and state, local and education (SLED) vertical markets, encouraging Ingram Micro partners to work together to leverage Ingram Micro resources and solutions to capitalize on these market segments. SLED spending on IT in 2014 is $94 billion.
Peak 10 breaks ground for a new data center facility
IT infrastructure and cloud services provider Peak 10 Inc. this week began construction of a new 60,000-square foot data center facility in Tampa, Florida. The company said the data center facility is the first Peak 10-designed facility that it will build from the ground up.
Headquarted in Charlotte, North Carolina, Peak 10 operates 24 data centers in the U.S. With six of these data centers in Florida -- two located in Tampa -- the new facility will expand Peak 10's footprint in Tampa to more than 129,000 square feet, and its total Florida footprint to roughly 230,000 square feet.
The facility is located outside of the area's flood zone at a high elevation, and will be constructed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, Peak 10 said. Once completed in 2015, Peak 10 said its new two-story facility can serve up to 600 additional customers. The company plans to build the data center out into two additional data centers over a five-year period.