Cloud Infrastructure News
Cloud Gaining Traction In Government, Education Markets
5:33 PM EST Fri. May. 17, 2013
The government and education spaces are warming up to the cloud, especially in areas where costs can be reduced without risking compliance obligations.
10 Intriguing Product Updates From Google I/O 2013
6:42 PM EST Thu. May. 16, 2013
CRN takes a look at some of the key ways Google intends to influence the way we do business and enjoy our free time. A number of product rollouts and updates were made at I/O 2013. Here are the most intriguing.
Google Rolls Out A Raft Of Developer Enhancements At I/O 2013 Conference
10:05 AM EST Thu. May. 16, 2013
At its annual I/O conference, Google demonstrates new capabilities that will help to build the next generation of applications for both businesses and consumers.
Moving An MSP Business To The Cloud: Profitability Analysis
3:15 PM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Is it more profitable to resell a cloud provider's services or build cloud functionality in-house? Here's how one MSP figured it out.
MSPs Cheer As Google Pools Free Cloud Storage
10:12 AM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Pooling the free cloud storage Google offers its customers as a way to make accessing it more flexible opens the door for MSPs to show how much more they can offer to potential customers.
8 Tips For Successful Cloud Migrations
10:00 AM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Successful cloud migrations don't merely focus on changes in technology; they are also focused on the comfort levels of both people who are familiar with the new technology as well as those who might be slightly apprehensive about the forthcoming changes.
Dimension Data CEO Lays Out $12 Billion Plan
7:24 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
CEO Brett Dawson says the global systems integration giant is doubling down on providing its own Dimension Data-branded cloud-computing services offerings.
10 Hot Products From EMC World To Hit The Storage Scene
2:00 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Even thought there was nothing like the massive EMC 42-product release seen at the EMC World 2012, there was still enough new storage hardware and software unveiled at EMC World 2013 to make the visit worthwhile.
VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service: Key Issues For Partners
9:00 AM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Solution providers should keep several factors in mind when VMware unveils its IaaS offering, writes channel expert John Ross.
Cloud Sherpas Completes Navigis Integration, Expects Massive ServiceNow Growth
8:00 AM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
With Salesforce.com and Google already in its portfolio, Cloud Sherpas will leverage its recent Navigis acquisition toward extending its position among ServiceNow customers.
Software-Defined Data Centers: Should You Jump On The Bandwagon?
10:10 AM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
Some say the software-defined data center is already here. Others say it -- and the move to software-define everything -- is all hype. Where should you steer your business?
Cloud Caution: Healthcare Market Slowly Adopting Cloud
6:59 PM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
The business case for the cloud may be solid, but partners say healthcare companies are beginning to dip their toe in the water, amid concerns about the potential risks of moving data off-premise.
5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week
11:10 AM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
For the week ending May 10, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.
Partners Voice Differing Opinions on AWS Support
3:13 PM EST Thu. May. 09, 2013
Although partners see the Amazon strategy as improving, issues around support -- and even some cost issues -- are still experienced by some of the partners.
Dimension Data Joins Amazon, Rackspace With Three-Tiered Cloud Storage
10:55 AM EST Wed. May. 08, 2013
A new option for dynamically moving cloud storage between three different tiers based on performance requirements makes Dimension Data the third cloud storage service provider to do so.
EMC Updates Isilon Storage Platform For Mobility, Cloud, Analytics
4:02 PM EST Tue. May. 07, 2013
EMC is adding mobility, cloud and big data analytics capabilities to its EMC Isilon scale-out NAS platform, and it plans to add dedupe and auditing capabilities by year-end.
Nutanix Seeks Partners To Help With Scale-Out Data Center Vision
12:43 PM EST Tue. May. 07, 2013
Nutanix, a fast-growing converged infrastructure startup, is looking to build out its North American partner ranks with partners ready to embrace its scale-out data center philosophy.
Dell Buys Hybrid Cloud Management Provider
11:54 AM EST Mon. May. 06, 2013
Dell adds Enstratius to its arsenal, in what could be a critical technology weapon in the battle to provide hybrid cloud management.
IBM 'Superlab' Staff Still Bracing For Transfer To Lenovo
6:02 PM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
IBM's x86 server talks with Lenovo may have broken down, but employees in IBM's massive 'Superlab' facility in Research Triangle Park are still preparing to transition over to Lenovo on June 1.
Big Data Storage Provider Cleversafe Intros Partner Program
5:50 PM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
Cleversafe's new Elevate Partner Program is geared toward MSPs, Vars, GSIs and OEMs and will arm them with the latest information on big data cloud technology to help them deliver scalable and secure solutions to their customers.
5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week
1:45 PM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
For the week ending May 3, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
1:25 PM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
For the week ending May 3, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
Pick The Lock-In: OpenStack Or Proprietary Cloud Solutions?
7:03 PM EST Thu. May. 02, 2013
While OpenStack is clearly has its advantages, it also suffers from a variety of stumbling blocks, according to some solution providers.
Report: IBM-Lenovo x86 Server Acquisition Talks Break Down
8:53 PM EST Wed. May. 01, 2013
IBM's talks with Lenovo to sell off parts of its x86 server business to Lenovo have broken down, though it's possible they could continue at some point, according to a report.
9 Key Concerns That Block Cloud Sales
4:00 PM EST Wed. May. 01, 2013
The benefits of the cloud are heavily touted by cloud providers and the various types of channel partners with which they work. But a number of stumbling blocks still remain. Channel partners outlined for CRN some of the objectives they hear most often.
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