Ultima Partner Pulse - May
Tom Walker
Head of Vendor Alliances

We're pleased to share with you the Ultima Partner Pulse, bringing together the latest updates from some of the key partners we work with.

If you have queries on any of the below or would like to discuss anything further, please contact your Account Manager or enquiries@ultima.com.

Following Citrix’s acquisition of Wrike, we’re now able to offer free trials of their collaboration and project management tools- contact your Account Manager to discuss this further.

We're also delighted to share our new Partnership Video with you, featuring Gareth Meyer - Ultima Commercial & Operations Director and Daren Finney - Citrix Chief Operating Officer, Worldwide Channel. Click below to view.

In addition to the existing 28 day Umbrella demo, we're now offering an equivalent for their MFA solution- Duo. Contact us to get started.


- Microsoft have updated the Product Terms site for May 1, 2021 by adding in Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Standard and Premium as eligible prerequisite licences for Audio Conferencing and Phone System.

- Effective from 1st June, the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Agreement Return Period for Software Offers will change from 60 days to 30 days from order date.

- A new Licensing Resource Site has been released to enable you to search for a specific licensing resource or browse by category.

-  Microsoft have released their May product launch calendar and promo calendar- keep an eye out for our Microsoft Monthly newsletter for more information on this. 

HPE’s premier worldwide event Discover is taking place 23rd – 25th June. Highlights include a keynote by their President and CEO Antonio Neri as well as demos, sessions and virtual access to experts who will share how HPE Is helping to transform our future. Free to attend and, as it’s virtual, it can be slotted in around other work commitments. Click here to sign up and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like a conversation with one of our specialists about how to gain the most value from this.

Interested in learning if flexible hyperconverged infrastructure is right for you? Read our latest dHCI blog here.

From a business perspective there’s a lot going on at VMware, including their sell-off by Dell and a new CEO, but the core mission remains the same – to enable the delivery of any application on any device on any cloud. As part of this they’re currently offering a range of compelling discounts on key areas of their technology, please find a summary of some of these below:

- vSphere with Tanzu is the fastest way to get started with Kubernetes workloads on existing infrastructure and modernise the 70 million+ workloads now running on vSphere. It allows customers to deploy developer-ready infrastructure, align DevOps & IT teams, and simplify operations. For a limited time only, VMware are offering Tanzu Basic for 50% off license list price.

- VMware are also currently offering up to 50% off unified operations management with the Standard edition of vRealize Suite or vCloud Suite, including upgrades from vRealize Operations and vSphere.

- Finally, take advantage of 20% off license list price for select HCI Kits including: HCI Kit Standard, HCI Kit Advanced, HCI Kit Operations Management, and HCI Kit ROBO Advanced. This offer is available to 23rd July only.

We've also released a new infographic detailing key emerging risks and an intelligent strategy for remaining secure. Click here to download.

HP Inc
Sustainability has never been higher on the agenda and we at Ultima are well aware of the need to play our part. As part of this we’ve taken the decision to sign up to the HP Amplify Impact Catalyst Pledge, focused on driving towards net zero carbon omissions through the effective use and re-use of our limited resources as well as eliminating the digital divide that prevents many from accessing the education, jobs and healthcare they need to thrive. HP have made it their mission to “Make HP the world’s most sustainable and just technology company” by 2030 and we’re going on this journey with them. We’re delighted to be involved and look forward to providing updates as we hold each other accountable for delivering on our shared commitments.

Dell EMC
It’ll be no surprise to anyone that Apex (Dell’s ‘as-a-service’ offering) was flavour of the month at Dell Technology World. Whilst some key details are still being clarified, it’s fair to say that this will be here to stay in line with other key players in the data centre arena (HPE GreenLake, Cisco Plus etc.). As a company with expertise in both the data centre and cloud worlds, we understand the pros and cons of each model and can advise you on finding the right mix for your business. Contact us for a no-obligation discussion.

Check Point
In partnership with Check Point, we’re pleased to be offering free Cloud Security Posture Assessments. This assessment is non-invasive to your environments and will provide a detailed look at how secure your business is while operating your workloads across cloud platforms. Contact us today to get started.

With the complexity of modern cloud deployments which often span multiple clouds, you need a unified cloud native security approach for all your assets and workloads. Click here to learn how CloudGuard can help you secure your cloud with confidence.

We're also pleased to share our new Check Point partnership video with you, featuring Gareth Meyer- Ultima Commercial & Operations Director and Bruno Darmon- Check Point Vice President EMEA Sales. Click below to watch.

Other Updates

Palo Alto Networks: Palo Alto have been recognised by Gartner for the ‘Customers Choice’ distinction, following their 2021 Peer Insights report for Network Firewalls. Click here to read the full report.
Palo Alto Networks understands the importance of having a scalable security solution, which is why they have produced the industry’s only comprehensive Cloud Native Security Platform for multi and hybrid cloud environments. Prisma Cloud 2.0 is upon us- watch this short introduction video and speak to our Security Specialists to get started.

Mimecast: Mimecast has been named a leader in the 2021 Forrester Wave report for Enterprise Email security. The report evaluates 15 enterprise email security providers across 25 criteria points and Mimecast have been recognised as 1 of the 5 leaders! Mimecast have also released their annual State of Email Security report- discover their findings here

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