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November 21, 2008  2:16 PM

What ‘net new’ kemosabe?



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Google, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS), Sun, Vendor partner business issues

The dirty little secret of software, is the tectonic shift of the whole business from selling new licenses to selling upgrades. There just aren't that many green field opportunities left.

"Well, duh," you might say. "What's the big deal?" For resellers or for solution providers who sell...

October 31, 2008  10:45 AM

Sun CEO to open source ponytail



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Open-source, Sun

Okay, this is hilarious. Check it out. It's got everything: Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz, open source, and Schwartz's ponytail.  Don't mock, you cynics. Faux Schwartz...


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:


September 5, 2008  3:24 PM

Microsoft’s virtualization party



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization, VMware

Microsoft wants customers and partners to know that it's really, really REALLY ready to virtualize. So it's hosting its "Get Virtual Now" event Monday.

It's invited a few dozen of its...


July 28, 2008  1:16 PM

Is Sun in play?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, News, Servers and desktop hardware, Sun

Gabriel Consulting Group posted an interesting item about Sun Microsystems' future. It speculates that the beleaguered tech...


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...


June 19, 2008  11:29 PM

MySQL switches version control



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, News, Open-source, Sun

MySQL is switching version control ships, leaving BitKeeper for Bazaar, an open-source version control system. "Both the main MySQL server code and the code for many ancillary...


June 6, 2008  2:03 PM

MySQL road show stresses enterprise cred



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Enterprise applications, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, News, Open-source, Oracle, Sun

MySQL execs took to the road this week, talking up the database's increasing relevance to big businesses.

The message at a Boston event Tuesday night, was that Sun Microsystems' buyout of...


April 17, 2008  11:48 PM

Putting a price on the green IT services opportunity



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Leading technology vendors, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization

Slowly but surely, some of the big high-tech vendors have started pulling their channel partners into their “green technology” efforts. As Barbara Darrow blogged earlier this week, Sun is the latest to put a...

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