Cloud Channel Programs News
10 Questions Dell World Must Answer For Partners
9:30 AM EST Wed. Dec. 11, 2013
After a nasty battle to take his company private, Michael Dell must face his toughest critics of all -- Dell partners.
Forget Delivery Drones: Amazon's Biggest Move Is Getting Enterprises To Trust Its Cloud
8:00 PM EST Mon. Dec. 09, 2013
Amazon is going after enterprise opportunities that blend elements of private and public clouds. And here's why: Enterprises are eager to tap into the economic benefits of public cloud, but it's going to be some time before they're willing to give up their on-premise hardware.
HP Launches 'New-Style' Financing Options To Help Partners Close More Deals
1:20 PM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
Three new financial options are now available to HP partners, including a Moonshot-Converged System monthly payment plan.
Private Cloud Play: Evolve IP Acquires Paragrid, Expands To Midwest
11:50 AM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
Private cloud provider Evolve IP boosts its presence in the Midwest with the purchase of cloud solutions firm Paragrid.
HP Drops EC2 API Support, Puts Stake In Ground Against Amazon's 'Spider Web'
9:54 PM EST Wed. Dec. 04, 2013
A top HP cloud executive says HP's decision not to support Amazon EC2 APIs for the HP public cloud assures customers will not be locked into Amazon like a 'bug in a spider web.'
SP500 Roundtable: Amazon, Google Are 'Seducing' Some Solution Providers
9:40 AM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
Top solution provider executives say the two cloud giants have the strong brands and aggressive pricing to lure solution providers. But what they don't have are good channel programs.
Salesforce's Benioff: More APIs Will Spark Mobile Development Frenzy
5:47 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
In his annual Dreamforce keynote, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talks about how the company's new upgraded platform will help both developers and customers get more business done using mobile devices.
Dell's New Channel Chief: Get Ready For Change
5:37 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
Dell channel chief Cheryl Cook says she's a 'channel champion' and primed to bring changes to the channel to spur growth.
Salesforce And HP Team Up For Dedicated Cloud
2:44 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
Salesforce.com and Hewlett-Packard used the opening of Salesforce's Dreamforce conference in San Francisco to unveil a new cloud offering for enterprises that includes technology from both vendors.
8 Startups That Stood Out At Amazon's AWS re:Invent Show
12:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
CRN walked the expo hall at Amazon's recent AWS re:Invent conference in search of innovative products and services that work with its public cloud. Here's what we found.
VMware To Amazon: Welcome To The Virtual Desktop Market, Frenemy
8:15 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
With Amazon Web Services taking aim at the virtual desktop market, VMware and Citrix say they're happy to see the newcomer. But VMware is also going to be competing with AWS.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
12:10 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
For the week ending Nov. 15, CRN looks at IT companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
IBM Takes Its Cloud Marketing Campaign Behind Enemy Lines
7:39 PM EST Thu. Nov. 14, 2013
IBM is so over this whole Amazon Web Services thing, and this week it boldly took its cloud marketing campaign behind enemy lines.
Amazon Unveils 'Kinesis' Big Data Service, Expands Tools For Cloud Developers
4:44 PM EST Thu. Nov. 14, 2013
On day two of Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels brings out the heavy artillery with new tools and services for mobile and cloud developers.
ElasticHosts Takes Aim At Amazon With Channel Expansion Plan
4:41 PM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
ElasticHosts, a U.K.-based cloud provider, is looking to expand its North American channel presence and also knock down Amazon a peg or two.
Cumulus Global Embraces Google Apps Reseller Model (Video)
10:40 AM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
How can VARs make money selling cloud software like Google Apps? Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global, explains.
Pivotal Tries To Steal Amazon's Thunder With Commercial Cloud Foundry Launch
10:33 AM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
As Amazon holds its annual developer conference, Pivotal launches its commercial version of the Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service for building cloud apps.
IBM Wields SoftLayer In Cloud Battle With Amazon Web Services
5:40 PM EST Wed. Nov. 06, 2013
IBM spent $2 billion to acquire public cloud IaaS player SoftLayer, and now it's using it as the centerpiece of a new campaign that aims to counteract the hype around Amazon Web Services.
IBM Takes Shots At Amazon Web Services In New Cloud Marketing Campaign
3:16 PM EST Tue. Nov. 05, 2013
IBM lost its battle with Amazon over a $600 million cloud contract for the CIA, but it's keeping the pressure on AWS with a new cloud marketing campaign.
Microsoft Launches Windows Azure Discounts To Keep Customers Away From Amazon
6:00 PM EST Mon. Nov. 04, 2013
Microsoft officially takes wraps off new Windows Azure discounts for customers that sign three-year volume licensing agreements. Will that be enough to keep Amazon at bay?
Lenovo's North American President Jay Parker Talks Channel
12:15 PM EST Mon. Nov. 04, 2013
Parker talks testing the waters on Lenovo services, channel strategy and early success with its server business.
Microsoft Says It Wants To Help VMware Experts Stay Relevant In Data Center
7:18 PM EST Thu. Oct. 31, 2013
Microsoft offers VMware experts a chance to "future-proof" their careers in a world where Hyper-V is becoming increasingly prevalent in the data center.
Microsoft's Windows Azure Hit With Global Compute Performance Glitch
5:58 PM EST Thu. Oct. 31, 2013
Microsoft says Azure issues only affected testing and development in Azure, and not running apps. But the global reach of the problems is raising some questions.
Salesforce, KPMG Among Companies Looking To Make A Deal At M&A Forum
5:22 PM EST Thu. Oct. 31, 2013
High flyers Salesforce.com and KPMG are among the companies looking to make a deal at the Global IT M&A Forum.
Amazon Wins $600 Million CIA Cloud Deal As IBM Withdraws Protest
6:39 PM EST Wed. Oct. 30, 2013
IBM and Amazon's eight-month legal tussle over a 10-year, $600 million cloud contract is now over, after IBM drops its appeal in response to government concerns about further delays.
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