Converged infrastructure (CI) systems, which combine compute, storage and networking functions for greater efficiency, scalability and flexibility in the data center, are exploding in popularity in the data center. Some estimates project that the CI market will grow to a $33 billion opportunity by 2019.
Howdy folks, and welcome to Distribution Watch. This week we wrangled up the latest news from Synnex (SNX), Arrow Electronics (ARW) and D&H Distributing for your reading pleasure.
Westcon-Comstor has named Ken Bast as its latest global channel chief, responsible for helping the company to bring its portfolio of security, collaboration, cloud and data center services to new customers.
The legal battle between Oracle and Google over Java and Android code could have huge ramifications for open source software. But the biggest lesson it highlights is the inexorable difficulty of defining what code actually is -- and what it is not.
Lenovo is wasting no time on furthering its budding relationship with SAP following the recent announcement of several new solutions for the SAP HANA platform, including data warehousing and expanded memory capabilities.
Reuters first reported talks of a potential sale of Avaya last week, following alleged talks between the company’s current owners, Silver Lake Partners and TPG Capital LP. Although Reuter’s sources refused to be identified by name, they said the two companies valued Avaya between $6 billion and $10 billion.
Edmonton, Calgary-based IT service provider F12.Net Inc. has acquired managed services provider (MSP) XCEL Professional Services, Inc. The deal will expand F12’s presence in the Alberta and Calgary markets, as well as bringing XCEL’s cloud-based password and identity management innovator, Passportal, into the F12 portfolio.
Tech Data (TECD) is expanding its list of available services with the launch of the Security and Information Management business unit, the distributor announced on Monday.
This week, we sat down with Alvin DaCosta, the senior director of Field and Channel Marketing at Nimble Storage
Salesforce.com Inc. is targeting the biggest of customers to get big itself.
As channel partnerships continue to deepen and evolve, we see the continuum of partnership types expand. Years ago we could clearly delineate a channel partner from a strategic alliance. Today, those lines are blurring. Datapipe and Equinix represent a classic example of this.
Let's start this week on a positive note with an important update from Google: Adobe Flash Player is losing its default status on Google Chrome. A recently published proposal reveals that HTML5 will replace Flash Player as the default experience on the browser, although users will still be able to activate Flash for specific sites as needed.
Avnet (AVT) is looking to drive technological innovation in its home state of Arizona with the creation of the Avnet Innovation Lab, a new program designed to provide engineers with the financial and consultation they need to develop new technology.
Google said its Android mobile app store will run on the Internet giant’s Chrome OS for personal computers, the latest sign of the two operating systems slowly converging.
After months of research, data collection and analysis, MSPmentor is proud to offer the latest iteration of our annual ranking, which has roots dating to 2007.