Posts Tagged ‘Oracle’
Analyst firm Gartner is reporting worldwide server shipments increased a scant 2.1 percent, but revenues declined 4.5 percent. Demand is strong, but value is evaporating for the basic building blocks of data centers.
Oracle has agreed to buy WAN-focused software-defined networking specialist Corente, maker of a WAN virtualization platform aimed at speeding up customers’ ability to deploy cloud apps and services.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for solution providers in the business of providing networking and computing infrastructure — they’ve been left to explain to a skittish clientele why they should be confident their IT systems haven’t been compromised by the National Security Agency.
Integrated infrastructure and platforms sales jumped 68.5 percent last quarter. The space now accounts for some $1.4 billion in sales with vendors delivering more than 622 petabytes of new storage capacity in Q3, a 101 percent increase over the same period in 2012.
Oracle is moving deeper into marketing automation and sales enablement with its purchase of Responsys, the San Bruno, Calif., vendor best known for custom e-mail and data integration marketing applications.
The long-building lawsuits and counter-lawsuits between Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks over next-generation firewall patents will finally go to trial in February, and the results of this courtroom drama will likely be meaningless.
The Fortinet lawsuit against Sophos for hiring away executives and staff isn’t an uncommon tactic for protecting investments in human and intellectual resources. Here are a few of the more memorable noncompete lawsuits that touched the channel, and many involve one company.
Oracle installed Rich Geraffo, the former head of Hewlett-Packard’s Amercias Enterprise Business unit, to run worldwide alliances and channels. Geraffo will report to president Mark Hurd, signaling Oracle wants to drive more sales through its channels.
Oracle is looking to enable its broad and diverse channel to sell integrated hardware, software and cloud solutions — particularly in the midmarket — and support emerging technology use cases such as machine-to-machine and Big Data. The driver: Oracle needs to revitalize its own growth.
Cloud heavyweights Salesforce and Workday are tightening their relationship, a move likely to put the squeeze on incumbent enterprise application vendors.