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Exascale

NCI a founding member of Intel-Lenovo Project Everyscale  ...

Focus on Europe

ADVA and PSNC showcase 1200G channel transmission at SC19 ...

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate Eni supercomputing platform, to become world's most powerful industrial supercomputer ...

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, a EuroHPC supercomputing site, selected Mellanox 200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate their new research infrastructure ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center takes one of top spots in the IO500's "10-Node Challenge" at SC19 ...

Middleware

Univa announces advanced workload management for NVIDIA GPUs on Arm-based systems ...

Bright Computing makes award winning Bright Cluster Manager software free for clusters up to 8 nodes ...

NVIDIA launches Magnum IO software suite to help eliminate data bottlenecks for data scientists and AI, HPC researchers ...

Hardware

San Diego Supercomputer Center supersizes advanced storage with Qumulo for its data-intensive infrastructure ...

Liqid and Western Digital collaborate to deliver fully managed NVMe-oF open composable platform for shared accelerated storage ...

Liqid showcases software disaggregation for converged servers ...

TYAN showcases HPC, AI and storage server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors at SC19 ...

Beijing Meteorological Service selects 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate new supercomputing platform ...

TMGcore unveils groundbreaking data centre platform at Supercomputing 2019 ...

Argonne National Laboratory deploys Cerebras CS-1, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence computer ...

KAUST installs Cray CS-Storm 500NX supercomputer to drive strategic AI initiative ...

NVIDIA and tech leaders team to build GPU-accelerated Arm servers for new era of diverse HPC architectures ...

Penguin Computing to deliver Magma supercomputer, one of the first Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Series processor-based servers for AI and HPC ...

Penguin Computing upgrades Corona with latest AMD Radeon Instinct GPU technology for enhanced ML and AI capabilities ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center selects Dell Technologies to power "Expanse" system ...

Supermicro collaborates with Intel to deliver large scale distributed training AI systems ...

Inspur showcases new liquid cooling HPC system with natural circulation evaporative cooling technology at SC19 ...

HDR InfiniBand selected by Meteo France to accelerate two new large scale supercomputers ...

Pavilion to provide NVMe-Over-Fabrics storage for SCinet'19 high performance computing (HPC) simulations ...

Applications

Registration for ASC20 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

TOP500

CSC's Puhti ranked 232 on the latest supercomputer TOP500 list  ...

NCI supercomputer climbs TOP500 rankings  ...

The Cloud

2019 demand for Rescale-managed Cloud HPC exceeds all previous years combined ...

The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform and RAPIDS now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to accelerate predictive data analytics performance ...

NVIDIA announces scalable GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the Microsoft Azure Cloud ...

Company news

ScaleMP to showcase SMP supremacy and composable computing innovations at SC19 ...

Qumulo demonstrates unified file storage at SC'19 that reduces administrative burden while consolidating HPC workloads ...

Dell Technologies introduces new solutions to advance high performance computing and AI innovation  ...

Supermicro delivers industry-leading portfolio of advanced HPC systems at SC19 ...

WekaIO unveils WIN, a global partner programme ...

WekaIO unveils WIN, a global partner programme


20 Nov 2019 Denver - WekaIO, an innovation expert in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, has formally launched the WekaIO Innovation Network (WIN), a global partner programme that empowers partners to solve customers' biggest data-intensive challenges. WIN equips partners with modern storage architecture solutions, technical expertise, and an enhanced value proposition that includes acceleration of data to technical computing GPU resources for breakthrough performance.

The WIN programme provides partners with access to the Weka File System (WekaFS), which offers a storage infrastructure that accelerates the most demanding workloads in the data centre. The unique value of WIN is a partner ecosystem that delivers validated and trusted solutions that meet the performance demands of next-generation applications, ultimately solving customer challenges across industries.

WIN is a comprehensive programme that delivers the resources partners need to be successful. Extensive training is provided, and there are significant opportunities with deal registration to grow top-line revenue. With four tiers (Innovator, Leader, Accelerator, and Catalyst), the WIN programme creates an environment for partners to further grow their Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) practices and competencies. Each tier level unlocks additional benefits, ranging from partner portal access and sales training to co-branded campaigns, a dedicated account manager, and engineering solutions testing, amongst others.

WIN partners benefit from important privileges, including:

  • Co-Marketing Support: Weka has dedicated resources to work with partners on joint marketing events that raise awareness and drive demand for software-defined storage solutions. Eligible partners have access to MDF funds to help with demand generation activities and field events.
  • Technical Support: WIN partners have access to WekaIO's highly praised technical support team.
  • Online Partner Portal: A new online portal is available to all WIN partners with sales tools, training, turn-key campaigns, deal registration, and much more.

The WekaIO partner and technology ecosystem provides partners with the resources needed to deliver solutions to customer problems that are clearly differentiated from the existing NAS, NVMEoF, and parallel file systems they might have in place.

WIN lets partners sell higher-margin solutions, contributing to profitability from the outset. WekaFS for high performance, demanding, data-intensive workloads can further enhance margins on total customer solutions by generating a recurring revenue stream through a subscription-based pricing model.

Andrew Perry, vice president of OEM sales, WekaIO, stated: "Rapid advancements in application and compute technology have given rise to AI, machine learning and other high-performance workloads becoming mainstream. WekaIO has built key relationships with OEM and channel partners that offer a differentiator in scale-out solutions. WekaIO has been most successful in areas that push beyond the limits of traditional or legacy solutions - opening new lines of revenue for partners."

William Wu, vice president of product marketing and management, Penguin Computing, WIN Innovator Partner, stated: "In today's digital economy, data is highly valued because of its role in powering AI and machine learning solutions. With Frostbyte Storage powered by WekaFS, Penguin Computing has successfully deployed petabyte-scale storage components attached to current offerings in high-performance computing (HPC), AI/ML, and converged HPC and AI solutions."

Al Chien, president, Dasher Technologies, WIN Leader Partner, stated: "WekaIO delivers a product that really stands alone in its performance and ROI to customers. As a WIN Leader partner, we have seen immediate sales engagements and collaboration with the WekaIO channel and field sales team."

Kevin Rhone, senior partner consultant, Enterprise Strategy Group, stated: "We applaud WekaIO's WIN programme - a straightforward programme that accelerates time to market for partners and helps them create deeper conversations with customers on AI. ESG has evaluated the WekaIO software and determined that it delivers high performance at any scale, with operational simplicity and flexible deployment models, which helps partners maximize revenue while providing customer value."

Mat Gruen, senior director of channel sales, WekaIO, stated: "The future is bright for WIN. Soon, we will have competencies for AI, machine learning, HPC, and analytics. We will also be announcing reference architectures and solutions for increased selling success while also profiling specializations in verticals to align go-to-market strategies."

Charla Bunton-Johnson, global director, partner and field marketing, WekaIO, stated: "WekaIO is 100% channel-focused, and we have a dedicated channel sales and marketing team working to build up and scale through-partners sales. Our goal is to evolve the WIN programme to meet the enablement and programme needs of our partners while delivering a differentiated high-performance storage feature set to customers that will transform their data into value for their business."

Source: WekaIO

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Primeur live 2019-11-21

Exascale

NCI a founding member of Intel-Lenovo Project Everyscale  ...

Focus on Europe

ADVA and PSNC showcase 1200G channel transmission at SC19 ...

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate Eni supercomputing platform, to become world's most powerful industrial supercomputer ...

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, a EuroHPC supercomputing site, selected Mellanox 200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate their new research infrastructure ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center takes one of top spots in the IO500's "10-Node Challenge" at SC19 ...

Middleware

Univa announces advanced workload management for NVIDIA GPUs on Arm-based systems ...

Bright Computing makes award winning Bright Cluster Manager software free for clusters up to 8 nodes ...

NVIDIA launches Magnum IO software suite to help eliminate data bottlenecks for data scientists and AI, HPC researchers ...

Hardware

San Diego Supercomputer Center supersizes advanced storage with Qumulo for its data-intensive infrastructure ...

Liqid and Western Digital collaborate to deliver fully managed NVMe-oF open composable platform for shared accelerated storage ...

Liqid showcases software disaggregation for converged servers ...

TYAN showcases HPC, AI and storage server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors at SC19 ...

Beijing Meteorological Service selects 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate new supercomputing platform ...

TMGcore unveils groundbreaking data centre platform at Supercomputing 2019 ...

Argonne National Laboratory deploys Cerebras CS-1, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence computer ...

KAUST installs Cray CS-Storm 500NX supercomputer to drive strategic AI initiative ...

NVIDIA and tech leaders team to build GPU-accelerated Arm servers for new era of diverse HPC architectures ...

Penguin Computing to deliver Magma supercomputer, one of the first Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Series processor-based servers for AI and HPC ...

Penguin Computing upgrades Corona with latest AMD Radeon Instinct GPU technology for enhanced ML and AI capabilities ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center selects Dell Technologies to power "Expanse" system ...

Supermicro collaborates with Intel to deliver large scale distributed training AI systems ...

Inspur showcases new liquid cooling HPC system with natural circulation evaporative cooling technology at SC19 ...

HDR InfiniBand selected by Meteo France to accelerate two new large scale supercomputers ...

Pavilion to provide NVMe-Over-Fabrics storage for SCinet'19 high performance computing (HPC) simulations ...

Applications

Registration for ASC20 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

TOP500

CSC's Puhti ranked 232 on the latest supercomputer TOP500 list  ...

NCI supercomputer climbs TOP500 rankings  ...

The Cloud

2019 demand for Rescale-managed Cloud HPC exceeds all previous years combined ...

The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform and RAPIDS now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to accelerate predictive data analytics performance ...

NVIDIA announces scalable GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the Microsoft Azure Cloud ...

Company news

ScaleMP to showcase SMP supremacy and composable computing innovations at SC19 ...

Qumulo demonstrates unified file storage at SC'19 that reduces administrative burden while consolidating HPC workloads ...

Dell Technologies introduces new solutions to advance high performance computing and AI innovation  ...

Supermicro delivers industry-leading portfolio of advanced HPC systems at SC19 ...

WekaIO unveils WIN, a global partner programme ...