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January 15, 2009  1:18 PM

Storage virtualization is hot. Ingram snags DataCore, too



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Data storage management, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies

Server virtualization is soooo last year. Continued »

January 13, 2009  2:03 PM

Who needs IBM? Synnex gets nod for new Fujitsu enterprise storage



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Data storage management, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

After being dissed by IBM last fall, which took away its System x distie business, Synnex got a boost this week for its midrange and enterprise storage practice when Fujitsu Computer Systems tapped it to handle several new products typically reserved for closed-distribution model industrial...


January 7, 2009  9:57 AM

Tech Data extends data center virtualization play



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Data storage management, Enterprise applications, Heather Clancy, Virtualization

Hmmmm. First, virtualization management software, now a play in storage virtualization. Distributor Tech Data has signed up DataCore Software, which...


November 24, 2008  3:42 PM

Encouraging news in tough times



Posted by: StorageSwiss
Data storage management, George Crump, IT channel products and technologies, Server virtualization, Virtualization

I get emails all day long from suppliers and every so often one of them contains something interesting. Last Friday, I received an email from Sepaton, a supplier of enterprise VTL solutions. While Sepaton has an excellent channel program, what interested me -- and should interest you -- about the...


November 12, 2008  1:45 PM

Tom Brady knee injury inspires EMC campaign



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Data storage management, EMC, News

tom brady knee injuryOn Sunday, Sept. 7, Patriots quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury -- dashing the dreams of fans across New England, giving...


October 28, 2008  7:51 AM

NetApp cancels user conference because of travel cuts



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Data storage management, News

The failing economy has claimed a victim in the world of tech conferences. NetApp has canceled NetApp Accelerate 2009 -- what was to have been the company's first annual user conference -- because...


October 13, 2008  12:03 PM

Man bites dog; VAR loves vendor



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, News, Vendor partner business issues

When a VAR gives an unsolicited testimonial for a technology vendor, it's unusual enough to warrant attention. While researching a storage-related story a month or so ago, I called this VAR who answered the questions posed and then started talking about how much he loved working with


October 10, 2008  9:32 AM

Amazon tiers S3 prices, provides volume discount



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Information technology services, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

Amazon Web Services LLC is "tiering" the pricing on its hosted storage system. Amazon Simple Storage Service (or S3) in the U.S. had charged 15 cents per gigabyte of stored data. That rate will hold for the first 50 terabytes but now as you...


October 6, 2008  11:12 AM

Microsoft plots SQL Server 2010



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News

Microsoft's database folks say that SQL Server 2010 (yes, that's the shocking name of the next release) will make it out in the 36-month window the company has prescribed for database releases.  It's promised for the first half of Calendar Year 2010. SQL Server 2008 shipped last August. "We...


September 25, 2008  10:45 PM

Oracle takes on storage partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Networking technology, Oracle

Forrester Research's Andrew Reichman has a good take on Larry Ellison's latest competitive foray. During his Oracle OpenWorld Keynote, Ellison did, in fact, position the HP Oracle Database Machine (or Exadata) as...


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