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According to IDC research commissioned by Oracle, simplicity creates margin opportunities
New server market share numbers show Hewlett-Packard remains in the front position, and will likely stay there after the transition of IBM’s x86 server unit to Lenovo. However, HP’s security at the top will be challenged by upstarts.
Pure-play cloud vendor Salesforce.com Inc. moved into the top 10 worldwide software vendors by revenue last year, according to Gartner.
Oracle has awarded HP with its highest channel honor, Diamond status in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, granting it access to vast resources. This achievement is seen as a thaw in the relations between the two feuding vendors. Here’s why it’s not good for the channel.
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.