The VCE launches two new systems and a specialized platform with SAP HANA. D Martin, vice president of global channels for the VCE discusses how the VCE has been building out its channel presence.
VMware launches a comprehensive mobility and virtualization suite, VMware Horizon, encompassing key areas on application, security, data management and virtual desktop access for a “multi-device era.”
Dell’s Q4 FY 2013 showed declining revenues among some segmented high notes, suggesting the company is facing turbulence as it restructures its overall business model and heads into privatization.
Citrix turns around its Zenprise acquisition with the introduction of XenMobile, an end-to-end MDM suite that addresses pain points like application security, identity management and secure remote access.
Hewlett-Packard Co. kicks off the Global Partner Conference 2013 with a $1.5 billion investment to overhaul the PartnerOne program, aligning Autonomy and Vertica to be more partner friendly and opening new certifications and revenue opportunities for specialists.
F5 Networks kicks off “BYOD 2.0″ with the F5 Mobile App Manager, a specialized SaaS suite that compartmentalizes app management and security on each device, eliminating traditional BYOD issues by focusing only on data and content.
Channel partners have an opportunity to become connectivity specialists, offering consultation practices that help create custom-designed cloud solutions for industry-specific purposes. A connectivity specialist will be less concerned about offering a specific set of services and instead, more focused on ensuring all needed services and solutions are properly deployed and connected.
Brocade’s partner training deal with Tech Data is part of a larger channel enablement strategy for Brocade, as it seeks to drive its networking portfolio deeper into the market and compete against rivals like Cisco, HP and Dell.
Pertino, a growing networking startup, seeks to redefine the SMB networking space with an networking-as-a-service platform, allowing any IT pro to spin-up a network operation in the cloud and connect disparate devices — and cloud resources — like they were local.
Cisco Systems Inc. launches a full-on assault against Microsoft Corp.’s Lync communication strategy, arguing that a single-vendor multi-device approach is more aligned with future needs than the Windows and PC-centric approach Microsoft has taken with Lync.