Cloud Platforms News
How Peeved Is Jeff Bezos At HP-Workday Deal?
5:15 PM EST Wed. Jun. 19, 2013
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos can be none too pleased that a company he invested in is doing business with Amazon Web Services rival HP.
Barracuda Intros Cloud LiveBoot For VMware For Speedy Disaster Recovery
7:12 PM EST Tue. Jun. 18, 2013
The new Cloud LiveBoot for VMware feature in Barracuda Backup 5.2 gives customers the ability to boot virtual machines after a disaster directly from backed up, compressed and deduped data in the cloud.
What Are The Top Competitive Threats For Cisco? (Video)
11:45 AM EST Tue. Jun. 18, 2013
Solution providers discuss the biggest challenges facing the networking giant today and in the future, from cloud competition to collaboration rivals.
CenturyLink Strengthens Cloud Offerings With AppFog Buy
8:20 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
The move brings a new developer-oriented PaaS capability to CenturyLink's Savvis organization. The offerings can be purchased directly, as well as through channels.
Distributor Cloud Initiatives: Do They Help Or Hinder?
3:21 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Distributors are helping channel partners break into the cloud business. While that may be good news for partners lacking the resources to do it on their own, larger partners often view it differently.
M&A Best Practices: A View From The Trenches
3:00 PM EST Fri. Jun. 14, 2013
Channel pros offer advice on what to expect during a merger or acquisition and tips to ensure M&A success.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
11:16 AM EST Fri. Jun. 14, 2013
For the week ending June 14, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
CentriLogic Expands Presence With New Acquisition
2:54 PM EST Thu. Jun. 13, 2013
With the acquisition of the North Carolina data center operations of Dacentec, CentriLogic gets a long-distance disaster recovery capability it can offer customers of its other data centers.
Big Amazon Customer Signs On To HP Public Cloud
1:35 PM EST Thu. Jun. 13, 2013
Winding down HP's Discover conference, COO Bill Veghte reveals that HP has moved one of Amazon Web Services' biggest customers to the HP enterprise-grade public cloud.
Amazon Web Services Cuts Prices Again
6:49 PM EST Wed. Jun. 12, 2013
AWS issues sharp price cuts, this time for its relational database service. Partners ponder the implications of cuts in public cloud prices.
HP Takes On VMware, Amazon With OpenStack Based CloudOS
1:30 PM EST Wed. Jun. 12, 2013
HP is turning up its web services presence with the launch of HP Cloud Operating System, an OpenStack based offering taking at aim VMware and Amazon.
Red Hat CEO: We've Entered A New Era Of Collaborative Innovation
10:30 AM EST Wed. Jun. 12, 2013
In his Red Hat Summit Keynote, Jim Whitehurst argued that IT managers who buy cloud infrastructure from vendors using "closed, proprietary" development processes risk vendor lock-in.
HP CEO Whitman: Expect More Partnerships Like Google Deal
12:23 AM EST Wed. Jun. 12, 2013
HP CEO Meg Whitman says customers will see more breakthrough deals like HP's partnership to provide Google Apps For Business as part of HP SMB IT in a Box.
HP To Bundle Google Apps For Business: Bad For Microsoft, Good For Partners
7:28 PM EST Tue. Jun. 11, 2013
While the new HP SMB IT in a Box bundle of HP PCs and printers with Google Apps For Business gives HP a new cloud offering and Google an army of SMB resellers, it also raises questions about the long-standing HP-Microsoft relationship.
NetApp Clustered Data Ontap 8.2 OS Highlights Software-Defined Storage, Service Quality
10:30 AM EST Tue. Jun. 11, 2013
New quality of service, scalability and backup capabilities in NetApp's new Clustered Data Ontap 8.2 storage operating system target making storage a centerpiece of a multitenant IT environment whether hardware-defined or software-defined.
Avnet To Acquire Cloud, Automation Integrator Seamless Technologies
6:55 PM EST Mon. Jun. 10, 2013
The acquisition of New Jersey-based Seamless Technologies provides Avnet and its partners the opportunity to accelerate cloud and data center deployments, particularly where HP technologies are involved.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
10:00 AM EST Fri. Jun. 07, 2013
For the week ending June 7, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
Solution Provider CMT: Cloud Means We Have To Rethink How We Sell
10:00 AM EST Thu. Jun. 06, 2013
A CMT executive talks about the decision to integrate sales forces, saying 'you can't make the best money selling one or the other, but instead need both the cloud and the on-premises technology.'
The Need For Speed: IBM Picks Up Cloud Provider SoftLayer
11:42 AM EST Tue. Jun. 04, 2013
IBM channel partners see benefits ahead if IBM can adopt SoftLayer's nimble business and channel processes in the fast-moving cloud market.
A Cloud Services Culture War: Dimension Data Vs. AWS
8:00 AM EST Mon. Jun. 03, 2013
Dimension Data is combining big investments in its branded cloud services with its own multivendor systems integration portfolio to give corporate customers what they're missing from Amazon Web Services.
Channel Beat: Dell, Cisco Winning Server Share (Video)
1:00 PM EST Fri. May. 31, 2013
This week's recap also looks at HP's promotion of veteran executive Mike Parrottino to a new enterprise position, plus a new Microsoft cloud survey.
Cloud And Managed Service Transitions: Key Channel Concerns
9:00 AM EST Fri. May. 31, 2013
Partners evaluate key transition points in moving toward the cloud and managed services models.
10 New Features For Windows 8.1
4:00 PM EST Thu. May. 30, 2013
Microsoft said Thursday that a preview of Windows 8.1 will be released on June 26, in time for its Build developer conference. But the company also shared some updates on what users can expect from the free update to Windows 8.
The 10 Coolest Cloud Product Launches In May
10:00 AM EST Wed. May. 29, 2013
As the march of technology continues in the cloud computing arena, CRN takes a quick look at 10 product releases that can help partners make money.
Channel Beat: Apple's Tax Practices Scrutinized
10:24 AM EST Fri. May. 24, 2013
This week's recap also looks at VMware's big move into the hybrid cloud world and Huawei's tough talk about the competition.
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