Cloud VARs News
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.
Channel Chatter: 10 Highlights From CRN's Solution Provider 500 Roundtable
11:00 AM EST Wed. Nov. 27, 2013
CRN talked with several top Solution Provider 500 companies at the 2013 Best of Breed Conference to discuss the latest trends, shifts and threats in the channel.
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.
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.
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.
Amazon Dives Into Virtual Desktops With New Cloud 'Workspaces' Service
2:33 PM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
The AWS re:Invent conference kicked off with the unveiling of Amazon Workspaces, a new service that lets customers rent access to virtual desktops running in the AWS cloud for a monthly fee.
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.
Zones CEO: 'We're Accelerating Our Services Push'
1:21 PM EST Fri. Nov. 08, 2013
CRN talks with new Zones CEO Murray Wright about his company's drive toward more IT services and solutions, plus its investments in cloud, data center and more.
M&A Madness: 20 Companies Looking To Make A Channel Buy
5:15 PM EST Thu. Nov. 07, 2013
The list of high-profile buyers attending this year's Global IT M&A Forum has more than doubled to 60 vs. last year. Here are 20 companies looking to acquire or invest in the midmarket IT solution provider market.
Channel M&A Roundup: 5 Big Solution Provider Deals
4:00 PM EST Thu. Nov. 07, 2013
It's been a busy fall season for channel mergers and acquisitions. CRN looks at five recent high-profile deals, several of which were focused on cloud services.
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.
Case Studies: VARs Showing VARs The Way
4:00 PM EST Wed. Nov. 06, 2013
Solution providers show their peers how they generated revenue from disaster recovery, cloud-based infrastructure services and applications such as Azure and Office 365.
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.
9 Things You Might Have Missed From Oracle's Annual Shareholder Meeting
2:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 05, 2013
Oracle executives fielded a wide range of questions during the company's annual meeting with shareholders. Here are some points that were made in the Q&A that warrant further attention.
New Product Helps Application Developers Work Better In Amazon Cloud
12:59 PM EST Tue. Nov. 05, 2013
A new product by Cloud Technology Partners helps application developers make the switch to AWS and optimize their applications for the public cloud.
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?
Oracle Shareholders Think Larry Ellison, Other Execs Are Overpaid
7:11 PM EST Fri. Nov. 01, 2013
Oracle shareholders re-elect all current board members but vote down a non-binding measure on executive pay packages for the second consecutive year.
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