While Microsoft and Google have eaten into AWS share of the worldwide cloud infrastructure services market in recent quarters, Amazon bounced back in Q2. According to a report by Synergy Research Group, AWS now has a 33% of the cloud services market, based on the 10% growth it posted this quarter over Q1 2021. Microsoft accounted for 20% of spending, while Google’s share was 10%. Overall, spending on cloud infrastructure services of $42 billion increased by $2.7 billion over the prior quarter. Year-over-year, spending increased $11.7 billion, or 39%. Meanwhile, Ashish Dhawan last week said he is now the managing director and head of global partner sales for enterprise workloads at AWS. Dhawan steps into the new roll from AWS India. “Our endeavor will be to build a partner channel with deep expertise in migrating and modernizing Microsoft and Enterprise Workloads on AWS,” Dhawan announced on LinkedIn.
NetGain Technologies, a managed services provider (MSP) based in Lexington, Ky, has expanded its geographic coverage with the acquisition of Jacksonville, Fla.-based TruTechnology. NetGain was looking to expand into Florida, CEO Tim Burke stated in this week’s announcement. “I was incredibly impressed with their commitment to excellent client service and their process-driven approach to IT,” Burke noted. TruTechnology was founded in 2002 as a voice, data and video services systems integrator, but became among the first to offer flat-fee managed services in 2005.
CDW this week said it has acquired managed security services provider (MSSP) Focal Point Data Risk. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Tampa, Fla.-based Focal Point Data Risk will expand CDW’s MSSP services to large enterprises. Focal Point Data Risk offers a broad portfolio of cybersecurity services including identity and access management modernization, penetration testing, data protection, audit, privacy, and risk and compliance. Founded in 2005, Focal Point Data Risk also provides cyber and IT strategy planning and training, including workforce development and digital badging. CDW emphasized Focal Point’s relationships with large enterprises in regulated industries including government, healthcare and financial services. “As we focus increasingly on a cloud-first approach with our customers, it’s essential that we deliver identity management and data protection services which support the full technology lifecycle,” said Andy Eccles, CDW’s senior vice president for integrated technology services in a statement. CDW also emphasized Focal Point’s experience in DevSecOps.
A SaaS version of Fortanix Data Security Manager (DSM) is now available. Multi-cloud provider Fortanix said the new Fortanix DSM SaaS offers the same capabilities as its on-premises version, plus it is is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, according to the company. Fortanix this week also announced that it is now a ServiceNow Technology Partner. According to Fortanix, it is the first partner to enable integration of ServiceNow Database Encryption. ServiceNow customers can use Fortranix’s new DSM SaaS to secure their data from outside of ServiceNow using customer-managed keys. It also lets administrators create policies that comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy regulations. Fortanix recently joined the Microsoft Azure IP Co-Sell program, and expanded the availability its confidential computing and data security offerings into the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory has acquired the aeCyberSolitions, the industrial cybersecurity division of aeSolutions, a systems integrator that provides consulting and automation engineering services to companies in the industrial sector. The acquisition of aeCyberSolutions, Deloitte’s fifth this year, gives it professionals with extensive in the industrial sector, according to the copany. Deloitte believes aeCyberSolutions’ also brings validated frameworks, methodology and tools for industrial control systems/operational technology (ICS/OT) security. Separately, Deloitte last week announced an alliance with Palo Alto Networks. The two companies will work together on expanding their respective zero-trust multi-cloud security capabilities.
Neat, a provider of video conferencing hardware that until recently only supported Zoom, is expanding its global partner program now that it is certifying its communications gear for Microsoft Teams. Based in Oslo, Norway, Neat is new to the Microsoft Teams ecosystem, with formidable competitors including Crestron, Lenovo, Logitech, Poly and Yealink, among others.
Tony Sorrentino is now president of ScanSource’s North American hardware business. The distributor this week said it has promoted him into that role where he will oversee the company’s sales, supplier relationships and operations. ScanSource also said he will play a key role in ensuring its hardware and POS Portal business. Sorrentino will continue to oversee ScanSource’s efforts to transition partners to recurring revenue services such as cloud, connectivity, and SaaS.