Network & System Management News
Privacy Please: 5 Efforts To Take IT Companies Private
10:00 AM EST Wed. May. 22, 2013
Going private is a hot topic these days, with Websense's $1 billion deal this week and Dell's ongoing effort to become a private company. Here's a look at five "going private" cases -- some that succeeded and some that didn't get off the ground.
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.
Dell Tool Lets Partners Configure Enterprise-Class Solutions
12:18 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
The new Online Solutions Configurator is aimed at giving partners a leg up in constructing Dell servers, storage, networking and other converged infrastructure offerings.
Will Software-Defined Networking Doom Hardware Vendors?
10:15 AM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
Hardware vendors and software makers are clashing over SDN and how far it will remove hardware differentiation from the future of networking.
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?
Software-Defined Deluge: Promises, Pitfalls And Players
3:00 PM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
The software-defined environment is developing at breakneck speed as the industry looks at how -- and how much of -- the functionality of traditional data center hardware can be addressed via software.
CA To Lay Off 1,200 Employees, Consolidate Development Operations
5:49 PM EST Wed. May. 08, 2013
CA plans to consolidate its development operations to more quickly respond to industry trends such as the move to cloud computing and the demands of big data.
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.
BMC Going Private In $6.9 Billion Deal
11:25 AM EST Mon. May. 06, 2013
BMC Software, a supplier of data center management tools, expects the $46.25-per-share deal to close by the end of the year.
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.
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.
10 Tough Questions: Partners Ask, HP's Top Executives Answer
6:10 PM EST Thu. May. 02, 2013
As HP rolls out a new, simplified pay-for-performance PartnerOne program, its top executives, led by CEO Meg Whitman, answer any and all questions from partners in a 90-minute Webcast.
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.
VMware Channel Chief Departs, Now Leading Partner Sales At Virtual Instruments
3:45 PM EST Wed. May. 01, 2013
Doug Smith, VMware's highly regarded channel chief and former EMC executive, becomes the latest VMware executive to jump ship for greener pastures.
HP Enterprise Boss Rallies Partners To Capitalize On IBM, Dell Uncertainty
6:17 PM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
HP Enterprise Group Executive Vice President Dave Donatelli says the time is right for partners to capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding IBM and Dell.
Eucalyptus 3.3 Brings Amazon Web Services Features To Private Clouds
4:16 PM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
Open source private cloud player Eucalyptus rolls out the first update since December to its platform, which supports Netflix as well as a range of Amazon Web Services technologies.
Upping The Big Data Ante: HP Creates Converged Systems Unit
12:38 PM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
The new HP unit brings together a variety of resources to deliver big data 'converged application appliances,' including systems based on Apache Hadoop, HP Vertica, SAP HANA and HP Cloud System.
10 Hot Tech Startups For April
12:00 PM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
From predictive analytics to cloud and mobile application performance management to "big data" storage for SMBs, there's no shortage of startups with innovative technologies this month.
CA Sees Partner Opportunities In Hybrid Cloud Environments
11:20 AM EST Fri. Apr. 26, 2013
At its CA World conference this week the company stepped up its efforts to help solution providers expand into managed services and hybrid IT environments.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
10:10 AM EST Fri. Apr. 26, 2013
For the week ending April 26, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
VMware Exec: Don't Confuse Our Public Cloud Trial With Production Service
7:28 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
A top VMware executive tries to clear the air over the differences between its public cloud trial service unveiled last August and the product-grade service that's slated for launch next month.
8 Signs That Amazon Is In Other Cloud Vendors' Heads
2:00 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Amazon Web Services has a multiyear head start on the competition, and everyone knows it. Some vendors are openly taking on Amazon, while others are pretending they're not. But really, they all are.
VMware Cuts Revenue Guidance After Q1 Profit Drops 9 Percent
9:02 PM EST Tue. Apr. 23, 2013
VMware continues to sail through rough waters, but executives struck an optimistic tone about the upcoming Hybrid Cloud Service and NSX network virtualization releases.
HP Reshuffles Printer And Systems Channel, SMB Duties
8:18 PM EST Tue. Apr. 23, 2013
HP is lining up all its printer and personal systems channel responsibilities under its U.S. channel chief and all of its customer-facing sales teams under another top executive.
APC: A 20-Year Channel Champ
10:15 AM EST Tue. Apr. 23, 2013
On the strength of its partner relationships, APC by Schneider Electric celebrates its 20th consecutive year as a CRN Channel Champion honoree.
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