Posts Tagged ‘Oracle’

Salesforce Leaps Into Global Software Top 10

Pure-play cloud vendor Inc. moved into the top 10 worldwide software vendors by revenue last year, according to Gartner.

HP Diamond Status With Oracle Misleading

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.

Server Shipments Up, Revenues Down in 2013

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 Snaps Up Corente in SDN Play

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.

NSA Hacking: Where We Stand in the Channel

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.

Out of the Box: Integrated Infrastructure Continues Hot Streak

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 Snaps Up Responsys in $1.5 Billion Marketing Automation Play

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.

Meaningless Juniper-Palo Alto Suit Going to Trial

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.

Tech Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Are Common

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 Taps HP Exec as New Channel Chief

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.