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The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2013
12:00 PM EST Wed. Dec. 11, 2013
There are a lot of tiny companies just starting to see if there's a place for them in the storage market. Here are some of the coolest.
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.
10 Coolest Cloud Startups Of 2013
12:00 PM EST Tue. Dec. 10, 2013
Cloud companies are popping up left and right as more and more businesses look to cut costs and increase efficiencies. As the year comes to a close, CRN looks back at some of the coolest cloud startups of 2013.
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.
CDW, World Wide Technology: Cloud Is An Opportunity Not A Threat
5:17 PM EST Mon. Dec. 09, 2013
Solution provider behemoths attending the Raymond James Supply Chain conference say the cloud is bringing good tidings to their companies.
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.
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.'
Box Acquires Data Mining Tech From dLoop, Will Target Enterprises With Data Mining
4:10 PM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
Box is expanding the security of its file sync and share capabilities with data mining software it acquired from dLoop.
2013 Best Companies: By Technology
10:00 AM EST Fri. Nov. 29, 2013
CRN's third annual Best Companies To Partner With survey included a look at how vendors measured up by technology. Here's a look at the top scorers in each technology category.
Zadara Beefs Up Technology, Partnerships For Enterprise Storage-As-A-Service
7:45 PM EST Tue. Nov. 26, 2013
Zadara Storage is combining new enterprise storage capabilities and new cloud storage partnerships to help solution providers offer storage-as-a-service using either public storage clouds or an on-premise infrastructure.
ScaleXtreme's Cloud Management Solution Lets Partners Move To Cloud At Their Pace
12:56 PM EST Tue. Nov. 26, 2013
ScaleXtreme's Advanced Cloud Management is designed to make it easy for partners to build a bridge to bring their business into the cloud at their own speed.
Microservers: New Market, New Vendors And Lots Of Promise
12:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 26, 2013
While the low energy-consumption processors on which a new crop of microservers is based are only now addressing enterprise cloud and other requirements, the growing number of microservers coming to market gives this business a chance to grow.
Meet The New Mozy: File Sync, Per-User Cloud Storage
12:00 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
New integration between file sync and data protection and an emphasis on allocating cloud storage on a per-user basis strengthens EMC's Mozy in the business IT market.
CEO Benioff Says Former Oracle Sales VP Doing 'Phenomenal' Job At Salesforce
4:39 PM EST Wed. Nov. 20, 2013
Keith Block, the longtime Oracle sales exec who famously trashed Sun's hardware, has been doing a bang-up job at Salesforce, says Marc Benioff.
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.
CenturyLink Continues Enterprise Cloud Blitz With Tier 3 Acquisition
3:37 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
CenturyLink said Tier 3 products will serve as the foundation for its overall cloud strategy moving forward, and that Tier 3's cloud platform is being rebranded as 'CenturyLink Cloud' starting today.
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.
Microsoft Could Face 'Employee Exodus Of Biblical Proportions' If Turner Is Named CEO
4:43 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
A new report suggests Microsoft has picked COO Kevin Turner to run the company as CEO for the next two to three years, and then hand the reins to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
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.
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.
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