Good news for businesses using Microsoft's Azure cloud platform: their infrastructure bills may be shrinking come February.
Microsoft announced that it will be permanently reducing the prices for its Dv2 compute instances by up to 17 percent next month, depending on the type of instance and what it's being used for. Users will see the greatest savings if they're running higher performance Linux instances -- up to 17 percent lower prices than they've been paying previously. Windows instance discounts top out at a 13 percent reduction compared to current prices.
ARN Roundtable - Chasing channel dollars in cloud security
This exclusive ARN Roundtable, in association with Symantec, assessed the cloud security landscape in an Australian context, outlining the partner opportunities ahead and crucially, how the channel can create value in an ever-changing market. Photos by Maria Stefina.
ARN Roundtable - Can the channel ride the second cloud wave?
Product awareness, product interest, product evaluation, product trial and product adoption - the five stages of cloud acceptance have already been negotiated. With Australian organisations now on board and now investing, cloud has moved past the hype and into the mainstream, creating new opportunities for partners as a result. Whether it be public, private or hybrid, implementations will continue to accelerate in 2017 as end-users seek to take advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale to build core applications. But as cloud becomes default, a default cloud channel strategy still ceases to exist. In association with Exclusive Networks, Fortinet, Storagecraft, Veeam, Westcon-Comstor and Zerto, this exclusive ARN roundtable assessed how partners can profit amidst a seemingly lucrative cloud world, outlining the new technologies coming to play, and the strategies required for ongoing success. Photos by Maria Stefina.
Channel treated to a touch of tangerine as NEXTGEN hosts Summer Party 2017
Following its success in 2016, NEXTGEN held its annual Summer Party on Bennelong Lawn in the Sydney Botanical Gardens, amidst a backdrop of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge views. With a touch of tangerine dress code, the specialist distributor hosted Actifio, Commvault, Nimble Storage, Oracle, SAP and SolarWinds, alongside key reseller partners across the channel. Photos by Maria Stefina.