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July 17, 2008  6:19 PM

HP’s mini-data center in a box: No partner play yet



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Software as a service (SaaS), Sun

HP has introduced a data center in a box. Or a pod. Well actually a shipping container.

The mini data center, called Performance Optimized Data Center or POD, is a 40-foot shipping container that houses more than 3,500 computer nodes, or 12,000 large-hard drives, and delivers the...

July 17, 2008  1:47 PM

Belden-Trapeze deal complete



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Wireless networking

Belden Cable announced this week that its $133 million acquisition of one of the largest privately owned Wireless LAN (WLAN) providers Trapeze Networks is complete. Published statements from Belden still don’t make clear how, or even if, Trapeze’s 200 partners will be worked into Belden’s...


July 15, 2008  1:41 PM

Citrix names new channel chief



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Citrix has named Tom Flink its new vice president of worldwide channel and sales strategy. Flink will take over for Al Monserrat, who was promoted Friday to senior vice president of sales and services. Flink...


July 10, 2008  6:32 PM

Cisco worldwide channel chief: Partners are about more than fulfillment



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, SMB

Cisco senior vice president of worldwide channels Keith Goodwin gave a mini state-of-the-channel address during a web conference with Wall Street analysts Wednesday. Goodwin painted a picture of an evolving channel that is based more on selling integrated technology and services than on pushing...


July 9, 2008  10:36 PM

Microsoft roadmap tidbits from WPC



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Systems and systems management, Virtualization

Microsoft execs talked some roadmap stuff at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. SQL Server 2008 continues its dance with destiny. On Wednesday, Microsoft corporate vice president Bob Kelly, said the much-delayed database will be on the August price list. And, hr pointed out...


July 9, 2008  11:51 AM

Microsoft security partners get bonuses for selling identity products



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Microsoft, Network and application security, News, Systems and systems management

Lost among the hoopla over Microsoft's Vista and Software as a Service news yesterday were some...


July 8, 2008  12:44 PM

VMware CEO Diane Greene suddenly replaced



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel, Data storage management, EMC, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Virtualization

VMware CEO Diane Greene -- who is widely credited with driving server virtualization into the mainstream -- was suddenly replaced by Microsoft veteran Paul Maritz. Maritz had most recently been running the cloud computing division at VMware parent company EMC. The industry-shaking announcement...


July 8, 2008  10:39 AM

Microsoft confirms ‘Mac vs. PC’ counterattack



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News

HOUSTON -- Microsoft is indeed planning an all out blitz against Apple's "Mac vs. PC" ads that have relentlessly attacked Windows Vista and significantly damaged its reputation among potential customers. During this morning's keynote address at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows corporate...


July 7, 2008  8:08 PM

Microsoft working on hosted ERP software



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

A Microsoft-hosted enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering is appearing more and more likely. That's according to Marie Huwe, Microsoft's general manager for partner marketing strategy. Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference here in Houston, senior news editor Barb Darrow and I...


July 7, 2008  1:24 PM

Microsoft: We will cut partners in on our hosted infrastructure services



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Managed services providers, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

The word wafting around the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is that the company will at last outline partner rebate/commission structure for those partners bringing customers to Microsoft-hosted solutions including the Microsoft


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