Archive for September 16, 2019

OVH Cloud Partner Program Strengthens And Expands To Canada

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 16, 2019 by itnerd

OVH is happy to announce that today its OVHcloud Partner Program is now active in Canada. This partner program is aimed at organizations that support end customers in their migrations to OVH solutions, both as resellers and service providers in fields such as integration, facility management and consulting.

Globally, OVH has been offering two partnership tiers, each corresponding to different collaboration objectives to capitalize on OVH solutions.

The first tier is for Partner organizations wishing to sell or recommend OVH solutions to customers. Partners are provided with many tools to develop their own service layer based on OVH infrastructure, including:

  • Non-exclusive partnership agreements
  • Onboarding journeys dedicated to training on OVH solutions
  • Visibility in the OVH Partner Locator, allowing end customers to search for OVH partners by geography and expertise area (available soon)
  • Access to the OVH Partners Newsletter, providing privileged information about company news and partners benefits
  • Video training courses through OVH webinars
  • Access to the whole sales and technical literature for OVH solutions

The second tier is for Advanced Partner organizations that are looking to reinforce collaboration with OVH. Advanced partners are provided with:

  • Periodical OVHcloud Partner Academy training programs around the sale, administration, and support of OVH solutions
  • Access to dedicated support for Advanced partners, including individual annual target and performance monitoring and reviews
  • A dedicated account manager
  • Increased visibility in the OVH Partner Locator (available soon)
  • Participation in partner roundtables, which share roadmaps and other feedback

As a core development of its partner program, OVH intends to add multiple touchpoints with its expert teams to further reinforce partner training and monitoring at a technical and commercial level, as well as for customer support management.

The OVH Group is happy to have such organizations as Capgemini and Deloitte among the first participants of its new Partner Program. Applications are already open on https://partner.ovhcloud.com/.

Each partner organization will be registered in the OVH Partner Locator, which will be available by the end of 2019. The OVH Partner Locator will help organizations and users search providers based on their expertise and geographical coverage, which can deliver an appropriate service powered by OVH technology.

 

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Review: 2019 Mazda CX-5D Signature – Part 1

Posted in Products with tags on September 16, 2019 by itnerd

Mazda for as long as I have reviewed their vehicles has been promising a diesel powered vehicle. But for the longest while nothing has appeared. That changed this year with the introduction of the Mazda CX-5D Signature:

 

 

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Now this looks just like any other CX-5 that you might see on the street as Mazda hasn’t changed the Kodo design language that makes this vehicle great to look at. The only hint that this is a diesel is this:

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In other words, this vehicle doesn’t scream the fact that it is a diesel. Mazda has had the top end Signature trim level for the last year or so in the form of the CX-9, CX-5 and Mazda6. So it’s great that that the CX-5D has it as well. In fact, it’s the only way you can get this diesel engine.

My review of the 2019 Mazda CX-5D Signature is made up of five parts:

  • Exterior
  • Engine, transmission, handling, fuel economy, and driving comfort
  • Interior
  • Technology in the vehicle
  • Wrap up

The next part of this review will cover the engine, transmission and driving comfort. You can expect that I will spend a lot of time on diesel engine. Tune in tomorrow to find out what I have to say about that.