VCE is expanding its Certified Professional Program with new certifications for converged infrastructure professionals. The company’s new Manage Track is expected to help IT professionals further develop data center transformation by focusing their training on real-world expertise.
Is Google Ventures ahead of the IT curve or behind it? Where the search giant's investment arm places its best bets offers some telling clues about how it sees the hot and not-so-hot markets.Content Classification: Curated
Korean device maker Samsung is mulling a deal with Burlington, MA-based startup LoopPay, a mobile payment technology developer, in a move to compete with rival Apple's highly-publicized Pay system.Content Classification: Curated
As we head into 2015 one of the fiercest of all IT infrastructure battles being fought is over the role of all-Flash arrays. On one side there are a number of vendors making the case to replace magnetic disk drives used in primary storage with all-Flash arrays. The reasoning: All-Flash arrays not only provide better performance, they're also much simpler to manage than magnetic storage systems, which need to be constantly optimized.
Cloud computing is so 2013, but its effects are still very far-reaching. Take the underlying infrastructure, for example: Networks are essentially being dismantled and put back together in a componentized fashion, with the data plane separate from the control plane, thanks to software-defined networking (SDN). The result is a much more efficient, more agile and completely programmable network that can handle the demands of the cloud and other next-generation technologies.
Unisys has named Peter Altabef, a 20-year industry veteran with extensive channel experience, as its new president and chief executive, replacing J. Edward Coleman, who abruptly announced in early October he would step down on December 1 after six years at the company's helm.Content Classification: Curated
WAN optimizer Silver Peak has tapped Bob Bruce, a 30-year industry veteran and former top Cisco executive, to lead its global channel sales efforts.Content Classification: Curated
Lenovo is on the hunt for cloud and managed service providers with plans to roll out a new service provider program next month, according to Alan Andrade, Lenovo North American channel strategy director.Content Classification: Curated
Private equity firm Thoma Bravo and activist investor Elliott Management are proving to be technology's M&A odd couple.Content Classification: Curated
Dell has received government approval for several of its networking products, including its S4810, S4820T, S6000 and Z9000 switches. The approval means these Dell products are eligible for use within federal agencies.