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September 25, 2008  7:51 AM

Oracle throws hardware at disk bandwidth problem



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Hewlett-Packard, Leading technology vendors, News, Oracle, Sun

Oracle, the biggest enterprise software company in the universe, is putting hardware to work to eliminate disk bandwidth problems. The database giant has pressed Hewlett-Packard, apparently now its number one hardware ally, into service building the high-end box. Yes:

August 12, 2008  12:09 PM

‘BI’ Bill Baker exits Microsoft



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

Here's a tidbit that broke last week while some were vacating: Bill Baker, a business intelligence and database guru at Microsoft, is leaving this month to become CTO of

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July 20, 2008  3:51 PM

Is Fibre Channel over Ethernet really ready for primetime?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Data storage management, EMC, Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware, Sun

Ask Cisco executives about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) deployment in data center and storage networks and they’ll tell you it’s a no-brainer. The technology will be ready for volume deployment by next year or 2010, and the channel should gear up and start training now.


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 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...


February 22, 2008  11:25 AM

Paul Maritz takes his Pi to EMC



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, EMC, Microsoft, Open-source, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

EMC is buying Pi Corp., and Pi's founder, Paul Maritz, will now head EMC's software-as-a-service effort. The news was reported by

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February 19, 2008  10:34 PM

Microsoft posts new SQL Server 2008 CTP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Microsoft

The rolling pre- launches of the Windows 2008 "platform wave" continue apace a week before the February 27 launch event. Microsoft made what it calls a feature-complete

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January 25, 2008  2:03 PM

Microsoft ‘clarifies’ SQL Server 2008 slip



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Microsoft

The latest word on SQL Server 2008 is that final shipment is now on for Q3 2008 -- basically a slip of a quarter.  The company had said to expect the database in the first half of the year with a lot of noise to come out at the


December 31, 2007  12:17 PM

From sleepers to jeepers! 5 trends that will sneak up on the high-tech channel in 2008



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Data storage management, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Managed services providers, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS)

My old, er long-time, colleague Barbara Darrow beat me to the punch about a week ago by posing 10 questions that are likely to define the businesses of every VAR, reseller, systems integrator, IT solution provider—whatever you choose to call yourself and your company—in 2008. She was wise in...


December 7, 2007  11:27 AM

Dell gets partner religion (again)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

Well, credit Dell with putting on a  good show for solution providers with its most recent pledge...


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