Posts Tagged ‘IBM’
Avnet is tacking on cloud services from SoftLayer, the cloud infrastructure provider acquired by IBM last summer, in an effort to help partners transform and evolve to the cloud.
IBM is offering partners incentives, profitability enhancements and support for its SoftLayer cloud computing services, as company earnings take a hit, sales of legacy profits suffer and cloud sales climb at a sluggish pace.
IBM and VMware are expanding their respective cloud offerings with the launch of cloud-based data backup, recovery and business continuity services, increasing the crowded service segment with two major — and potentially disruptive — players.
Amazon Web Services, the market leader for hosted infrastructure, didn’t waste time responding to Google’s price drop, by slashing the base price for its cloud services by 51 percent. The price war is heating up and sending the wrong message to the market.
Google announced a 30 percent price-cut for infrastructure and platform services, presenting a challenge to rivals Amazon and Microsoft. This is another escalation in the cloud pricing war as big providers race to capture market share. If it keeps going, it will present challenges to cloud companies and their reseller partners.
Why are more channel firms seemingly scrapping traditional management structures in favor of pursuing ‘spiritual leadership’?
Cisco Systems announced it’s investing $1 billion to develop cloud hosting capabilities to compete with Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and others in the increasingly competitive infrastructure-as-a-service market.
For the second time in less than a week, Lenovo’s executive vice president for its Enterprise Business and Americas units is being featured prominently in the press based on an internal memo that managed to escape the vendor’s campus.
Few things spell opportunity for the channel like the gap between what businesses want and what they feel they’re capable of doing.
IBM is fearful its channel partners’ are not moving to the cloud fast enough, as the pace of change and demands of customers speed up and multiply.