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June 1, 2012  4:08 PM

More than half of enterprises studying cloud backup (survey)

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Asigra, Backup, Cloud Backup, Cloud Services, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

More enterprises are willing to consider cloud backup services as an option for the backup portion of their overall disaster recovery needs, according to independent research conducted on behalf of cloud backup recovery software vendors, Asigra. Specifically, the

March 30, 2012  6:33 PM

Microsoft cloud research underscores channel’s role in adoption

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cloud, Cloud Services, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Small and Midsize Business, SMB

There's a new Microsoft survey out this week that suggests adoption of paid cloud services among businesses with two to 250 employees will double during the next five years. Right now, approximately 30 percent of all SMBs use some sort of paid cloud service, according to the research. That,...

February 3, 2012  3:15 PM

Tech Data introduces one-stop cloud services store

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cloud Services, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, SaaS, software, Software Licensing, Tech Data

As awareness about software and content piracy increases along with the need for proper licensing management, distributor Tech Data has created a site that creates a way for technology solution providers to streamline software licensing management and to offer cloud-delivered applications and...

October 24, 2011  8:02 PM

Easing management is target of latest Citrix, VMware releases

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Citrix, IT channel products and services, SMB, Virtualization, VMware

Citrix and VMware are both focusing on updates and technology developments that help make their virtualization platforms easier to configure, deploy and manage. During its VMworld Europe conference last week,

October 12, 2011  2:21 PM

Open source Nginx to offer commercial product in Q3 2012

Posted by: Leah Rosin
Apache web server, cloud computing, Microsoft web server, Nginx, Open-source, web server

Yet another open source project is going commercial -- Nginx, the little Web server that could, seems to be picking up steam in the enterprise IT community.


August 25, 2011  8:48 PM

3 cloud strategy lessons from solution provider Logicalis

Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, logical is

What self-respecting IT services provider ISN'T trying to position itself as an expert in cloud computing? After all, pretty much everyone has their own definition of what it means. What's that old saying? There is margin in mystery?

August 4, 2011  3:07 PM

iPhone 5 boom, VAR wars and other takeaways from GreenPages Summit

Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, cloud computing, converged infrastructure, GreenPages, HP, iPad, iPhone, iPhone5, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Unsurprisingly, cloud was top of mind at this week's GreenPages Solutions Summit 2011. About a hundred or so GreenPages customers--IT professionals from organizations ranging from area hospitals to Liberty Mutual Insurance and Stratus Computer -- came to hear GreenPages'...

July 21, 2011  6:51 PM

Akamai accelerates partner alliance hunt with new program

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Akamai Technologies, cloud computing, Cloud Services, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

Building on growing interest in cloud services, Web content optimization and acceleration company Akamai Technologies is on the prowl for locally focused IT solution partners that can help build its business in specific regions.

July 13, 2011  5:33 PM

Microsoft WPC confidential

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bing, Cisco, Google, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer, Steven Sinofsky

LOS ANGELES--Here are some threads floating around Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference that you won't see hear in any keynote. 1: If Steve Ballmer's out, who's in? Don't get me wrong. This partner crowd is not Wall Street -- there are no torches and pitchforks. But they...

June 20, 2011  8:30 PM

The cloud vs. converged hardware

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, cloud computing, converged hardware, Exalogic, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, Oracle,

As Oracle, Cisco  and Hewlett-Packard try to convince the world that every data center needs Oracle or Cisco or HP's own unique brand of converged hardware--that mythical IT beast that somehow combines the best of every breed plus absolute adherence to industry standards--there seems to be a...

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