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Huge Channel Partnership Advances Open Source Software-Based Data Center

1 hour 30 min ago

Open source network functions virtualization (NFV) took a major step forward with the announcement of a new Linux Foundation initiative, the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), that aims to advance software-based networking, storage and communications.

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Oracle Database Appliance: Reducing Cost and Complexity for ISVs

1 hour 30 min ago
Since Oracle Database Appliance made its grand debut several years ago, it has fast become a partner and customer favorite. For those of you not familiar with Oracle Database Appliance, it allows users to leverage Oracle Database and other software in one easy-to-deploy and -manage system. In this power-packed appliance, customers get pre-integrated software, hardware, storage and virtualization—everything they need to manage critical database and application workloads in a small footprint.

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Intel Buys 20 Percent Stake in Chinese Holding Company for SoCs

2 hours 30 min ago

Intel (INTC) has poured $1.5 billion into Tsinghua Unigroup, a subsidiary of the Chinese government-backed Tsinghua Holdings, that controls fabless chip maker Spreadtrum and RDA Microelectronics, in a joint development deal to broaden the U.S. chip giant’s mobile devices portfolio and architecture in China and worldwide.

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Microsoft Confirms Fifth Avenue NYC Retail Store

3 hours 56 sec ago

Microsoft (MSFT) confirmed word that it will locate its first-ever Manhattan retail store in one of midtown's splashiest locations, only a few blocks away from an iconic Fifth Avenue Apple (AAPL) outlet.

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Adam Famularo Named Verizon Channel Chief

3 hours 56 sec ago

Verizon (VZ) has appointed channel veteran Adam Famularo as the new vice president of Global Channels, the company announced this week.

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Linode Beefs Up Managed Cloud Hosting and Storage Services

3 hours 30 min ago

Cloud host and storage vendor Linode has stepped up its bid for managed hosting business with the announcement today of new software and features that it is integrating into its standard managed cloud hosting plan.

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IBM, Lenovo x86 Server Deal to Close Oct. 1

7 hours 37 min ago

Lenovo officials said the Chinese PC maker’s $2.3 billion deal to acquire IBM’s (IBM) x86 server business has cleared regulatory and security approvals and will close on Wednesday, Oct. 1, albeit at a slightly reduced price.

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Oracle Creates Two-Tier Model for Cloud Partners

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:20

The Oracle Partner Network (OPN) expanded its value added distributor distribution offerings with Oracle Cloud services, the company announced today.

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PC Sales Climb 3 Percent in Back-to-School Buying, Chromebooks Soar

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:00

Back-to-school PC sales, including Apple (AAPL) Mac OS-based machines, Chromebooks and Microsoft (MSFT) Windows-based desktops and notebooks, rose 3 percent during a 10-week measurement period from July 4 through Sept. 5, a stark contrast to the 2.5 percent lost last year at the same time, according to data compiled by researcher NPD Group.

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Apple's Apology to 40K Addled iPhone 6 Users is iOS 8.0.2 Release

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:00

Apple’s (AAPL) hadn’t even wiped the egg from its face over the bungled iOS 8.0.1 update before the vendor released yet another version of its iOS 8 mobile operating system, one day after the first fix made matters worse for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners.

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Jesse James and Targeted Solutions: More Alike Than You Think

Mon, 2014-09-29 08:00
What do data backup solutions and the famous outlaw Jessie James have in common? Read this blog post from Carbonite to find out.

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Oracle MySQL Gets New Features: The Storage Wars Continue

Mon, 2014-09-29 07:00

NoSQL, object storage and Hadoop have ushered in a brave new world of storage technologies and applications for the cloud and Big Data. But Oracle (ORCL) thinks the future remains bright for MySQL databases, too, and has unveiled new technologies to make the traditional storage platform easier to administer and deploy.

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OpenDaylight Helium Enhances Open Source SDN, NFV

Mon, 2014-09-29 06:30

Open source software-defined networking (SDN) and network-functions virtualization (NFV) are ready for enterprises to start building the networking and cloud-computing infrastructure of the future. So says the OpenDaylight Project, which released the second major version of its platform today.

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HP Launches SDN App Store

Mon, 2014-09-29 06:30

Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced the launch of the HP SDN App Store as a central location for customers and partners to purchase software-defined networking applications. HP expects the platform to provide its partner ecosystem with a go-to-market platform and the consulting and support services they need to help customers break into the SDN market.

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Did Apple Know of iCloud Security Hole Months Before Leak?

Mon, 2014-09-29 06:00

Is it possible Apple (AAPL) knew of a security opening in its iCloud platform months before the highly publicized celebrity photograph leak of a few weeks ago?

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HP Updates Unison Partner Platform

Fri, 2014-09-26 11:19

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has enhanced its Unison and demand generation platforms to help partners grow their businesses, the company announced this week. New platform tools include redesigned registration, quoting and pricing processes, additional program management tools and revised lead and opportunity management portals.

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VMware Rolls Out vCloud Air ISV Partner Program

Fri, 2014-09-26 11:01

VMware (VMW) revealed a new channel partner program this week to help independent software vendors (ISVs) migrate their applications to the vCloud Air platform and extend their workloads to the cloud. The vCloud Air ISV Partner Program will offer technical assistance to help ISVs scale their cloud offerings and allow customers to take advantage of the hybrid cloud for their businesses, according to the company.

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Kudos to Apple, Google on Privacy Protection

Fri, 2014-09-26 09:52

Data protection is top of mind for every solution provider. No matter the system being deployed or serviced, data security can never be compromised. One breach, such as what Home Depot is currently experiencing, can ruin an organization’s reputation and business to a point of no return.

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Symantec Ups Interim Boss Brown to Permanent CEO

Fri, 2014-09-26 07:30

Security vendor Symantec (SYMC) promoted Michael Brown, who took the company’s helm on an interim basis last March after the ouster of then-boss Steve Bennett, to remain in his post as permanent chief executive.

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Kaspersky Lab: VSBs Eager for Mobile Tech, Lack Resources

Fri, 2014-09-26 07:00

A new Kaspersky Lab survey has found that very small businesses (VSBs)—those with fewer than 25 employees—typically report the same rate of mobile device adoption as large enterprises. However, more VSBs lack the educational and financial resources needed to deploy these solutions.

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