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Data storage management


December 6, 2007  3:59 PM

Some storage trends that may shape solution providers’ 2008 plans



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Data storage management, Heather Clancy, Reseller channel business development

I keep forgetting how hard it is to take notes about a panel that I'm moderating myself. But that doesn't stop me from trying. I picked up several compelling tidbits earlier this week during pretty much all the presentations at the

November 6, 2007  10:59 PM

Dell seeks partner progress in EqualLogic buy



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict

Talk about strange bedfellows. Dell's  decision to buy EqualLogic, a company led by CEO Don Bulens, made some heads spin. Bulens, before his stints at Radnet and Trellix, was the chief partner advocate for Lotus Notes. He was, in short, very...


October 30, 2007  6:43 AM

Time to recalibrate your thinking about printing and imaging



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Data storage management, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, Managed services providers, Network and application security, Reseller channel business development, SMB

Been prepping this week for a presentation I'm giving on behalf of my colleagues at channel consulting firm SWOT Management Group to Oki Data's solution provider advisory council (full disclosure on where my head is right...


October 2, 2007  6:16 AM

Rosy economic forecasts ignore the dour nature of the products being sold



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data storage management, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

Despite the need to project budgets and hiring plans into the future, relying on generalized economic indicators can be iffy and, in some cases, counterproductive. Right now, for example, a


September 27, 2007  9:31 PM

Avnet acquires Acal plc’s IT solutions division



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Cisco, Data storage management, Reseller channel business development, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

Avnet Inc. today announced that it will acquire the IT solutions division of Acal plc., a strategic move that pushes Avnet’s distribution channels further into Europe and shores up its storage offerings to customers in the European Union. 


September 21, 2007  1:59 PM

VMware exec. clears the air on ESX Server 3i



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data storage management, Server virtualization, Virtualization

A VMware executive has clarified that the company intends to embed only the ESX Server 3i thin hypervisor into server hardware from Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM and other hardware vendors. Brian Byun, VMware’s vice president of global partners and solutions, said he wants to...


September 21, 2007  9:59 AM

Microsoft incentives target Oracle faithful



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

 

Reusing a dog-eared page from its playbook, Microsoft this week said it will offer Oracle database users discounts to move to SQL Server.

As of Wednesday,...


September 13, 2007  1:21 PM

HP drives toward”Global 500,000″ focuses on blades, includes some services



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, News, SMB, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

Hewlett-Packard Co. launched an assault on the mid-market yesterday, targeting what it calls the “global 500,000” – companies with between 100 and 999 employees.

Like similar marketing campaigns from Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle and SAP,...


September 13, 2007  2:10 AM

VMware partner profit margins still strong, exec. says



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel, Data storage management, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Virtualization

Are VMware partners making money? Company execs at VMworld in San Francisco, Calif. last week said yes,  but not always in the ways you'd expect. ...


September 5, 2007  10:52 PM

Sun, NetApp heading for judgement day



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Data storage management, Open-source, Reseller channel business development, Sun, Tech Blogs, Virtualization

Network Appliance Inc. today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Sun Microsystems Inc. seeking damages and an injunction against Sun to prevent further distribution of Sun’s file system technology.  The lawsuit, filed in the...


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