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OpenStack Posturing Meets Private Cloud Reality

Wed, 2014-09-17 14:01

To say things have become a little confusing surrounding the various distributions of the OpenStack cloud management framework would be something of an understatement.

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Why Businesses Are Moving to All-IP Networks

Wed, 2014-09-17 12:00
Today’s new networking standards make working with older technologies a challenge. The need for WAN services that are “always on” and available “anywhere” has instigated the necessity for highly scalable, reliable and traffic-engineered IP architectures with remote and mobile access to IP VPN. Unscalable, rigid and uneconomical legacy VPNs and fixed leased lines just won’t cut it.

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Avnet Brings Next-Gen Converged Infrastructure to Market

Wed, 2014-09-17 11:10

Avnet Technology Solutions unveiled its next generation of converged infrastructure solutions today, which are available exclusively through Avnet’s (AVT) channel partners and will initially be offered only in North America.

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In an Uncertain Economy, it Pays to Push Forward

Wed, 2014-09-17 10:13

The economic environment is looking dim. Companies are not hiring at the rate previously expected, more Baby Boomers are leaving the workforce and small businesses are not getting the access to credit they need. Add to this escalated tension in the Mideast and the uncertainty still surrounding the Affordable Healthcare Act, and you have a climate making companies gun-shy about making any capital investments or increase spending on anything.

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Microsoft Sends Out Invites for Sept. 30 Windows 9 Preview Event

Wed, 2014-09-17 08:00

As expected, Microsoft (MSFT) has scheduled a Sept. 30 event in San Francisco to showcase Windows 9 and has begun emailing out invitations, according to a published report.

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Will Fashion Leaders Warm to Apple Watch by Early 2015 Launch Date?

Wed, 2014-09-17 07:00

How much work does Apple (AAPL) still have left to impress the difficult-to-wow fashion world that its new Watch not only is hip and cool but also elegant? Judging by what some of the fashionistas had to say about the Watch’s design, there’s still ground to cover.

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Can Apple Sell 10 Million iPhone 6 Smartphones this Weekend?

Wed, 2014-09-17 07:00

With Apple’s (AAPL) new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available to customers in the vendor’s retail stores at 8 a.m. Pacific Friday and 24-hour pre-orders for the smartphones standing at a record 4 million, the big question is, Will we see more than 9 million units sold over the weekend?

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Spoonium Promises Docker-like Container Virtualization for Windows

Wed, 2014-09-17 06:30

As containerized virtualization via Docker continues to gain steam within the Linux world, the same thing may be coming to Windows. That, at least, is the hope of a software company named Spoon, which has announced a new virtualization solution called Spoonium.

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AMD, Canonical Partner on Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Server

Wed, 2014-09-17 06:30

A major hardware manufacture is now selling a computer with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled, and this time, it's an OpenStack server. That's what Canonical and AMD launched this week with the introduction of a server preinstalled with Ubuntu OpenStack private cloud software.

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Cisco Deepens Security Stance with ASA with FirePOWER

Wed, 2014-09-17 06:00

Cisco Systems (CSCO) is taking the fight against enterprise security threats a level deeper with the ASA with FirePOWER Services, an appliance-based next-generation firewall designed to give customers additional insight into their virtual environments and protect their networks.

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Partner Marketing Done Right: Alvaka Networks

Wed, 2014-09-17 06:00

Oli Thordarsen, CEO of Alvaka Networks, is one partner doing marketing right. Here's how he's racing his way into the hearts and minds of his customers.

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Glassbeam, Mphasis Partner on Machine Data Analytics Solution

Wed, 2014-09-17 06:00

Machine data analytics company Glassbeam has partnered with IT solution provider Mphasis to build a joint solution for enterprise customers. The two companies will collaborate to develop machine data insights to accelerate IT and Internet of Things markets, according to the company.

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AppSense Launches New Partner Incentives

Tue, 2014-09-16 12:00

Virtualization technology provider AppSense recently announced several new partner incentives to help resellers drive new business opportunities with their customers, including an internal sales development team, a revised market development fund and front-end deal registration.

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AT&T Releases New API Platform

Tue, 2014-09-16 11:51

AT&T launched a new open Application Programming Interface (API) platform to help solution providers customize the quoting and ordering experience for their sales teams and business customers, the company announced this week. Third parties and channel partners will also be able to use the platform to create applications and value-added services to support the telecom giant’s solution provider ecosystem.

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AT&T Releases New API Platform

Tue, 2014-09-16 11:51

AT&T launched a new open Application Programming Interface (API) platform to help solution providers customize the quoting and ordering experience for their sales teams and business customers, the company announced this week. Third parties and channel partners will also be able to use the platform to create applications and value-added services to support the telecom giant’s solution provider ecosystem.

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VMware Appoints Industry Veterans for EUC Team

Tue, 2014-09-16 10:07

VMware (VMW) added Mark Margevicius and Shawn Bass to its End-User Computing team, the company announced this week. Both men will work with the EUC team to expand the virtualization giant’s suite of computing solutions and desktop products.

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VMware Appoints Industry Veterans for EUC Team

Tue, 2014-09-16 10:07

VMware (VMW) added Mark Margevicius and Shawn Bass to its End-User Computing team, the company announced this week. Both men will work with the EUC team to expand the virtualization giant’s suite of computing solutions and desktop products.

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10 Things I Learned About the Channel This Summer, Part 3

Tue, 2014-09-16 09:20

In part one of my three-part series on what I've learned about the channel this summer, I discussed how the channel is getting smaller and younger, while M&A is strong—sort of. In part two, I took a look at the state of managed services, the increasing importance of mobility and how VARs are more "S" than "M" in the SMB space.

So what are my final four observations? Read on and find out:

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10 Things I Learned About the Channel This Summer, Part 3

Tue, 2014-09-16 09:20

In part one of my three-part series on what I've learned about the channel this summer, I discussed how the channel is getting smaller and younger, while M&A is strong—sort of. In part two, I took a look at the state of managed services, the increasing importance of mobility and how VARs are more "S" than "M" in the SMB space.

So what are my final four observations? Read on and find out:

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Big Data Specialist MapR Updates Hadoop Distribution with Apache Drill

Tue, 2014-09-16 09:00

Open source Big Data vendor MapR expanded the functionality of its Hadoop distribution this week with the announcement of MapR 4.0.1, whose headlining feature is Apache Drill 0.5 integration.

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