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Charlene O'Hanlon_2

Company: Penton Technology, Penton

Job Title: Senior Executive Editor, The VAR Guy

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Recent articles by Charlene O'Hanlon_2

RingCentral Answers Call for Office 365 Integration

Cloud business communications provider RingCentral is expanding its relationship with Microsoft (MSFT) to integrate its RingCentral Office offering with Office 365, creating a total work environment from one interface.

Microsoft WPC 2015: Microsoft Expands Cloud Partner Offerings

Microsoft (MSFT) started its 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) by taking the tether off its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program partners, giving them free rein to offer all Microsoft’s solutions and services through the program.

Karl Meulema senior vice president of Global Channels at Riverbed

Riverbed Technology Updates Channel Program To Reflect Cloud Economy

Riverbed Technology has been through a few changes in the last six months or so, not the least of which going private and selling off a number of its product lines. So it only makes sense the company has updated its channel partner program to reflect those changes and, hopefully, help its partners go deeper and wider with their customers.

It’s Official: Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

After days of speculation and perhaps some nail-biting by the candidates, Microsoft (MSFT) has officially named Satya Nadella its next chief executive officer, succeeding Steve Ballmer.

VMware and DynamicOps: Cloud Automation Smarts

VMware and DynamicOps: Cloud Automation Smarts

VMware has announced its intent to acquire cloud automation solutions vendor DynamicOps, whose technology enables provisioning and management of IT services across heterogeneous environments. Terms of the acquisition were not announced, but it’s a safe bet VMware’s getting a good deal no matter how much it is paying for DynamicOps. Here’s why.

Avangate SkyCommerce Adds Channel Focus to Online SaaS Sales

Picture this: You’re a small, niche software vendor or SaaS provider that has a nifty product but can’t get the sales traction the big boys enjoy. You don’t have distribution relationships, and your company isn’t big enough to build and deal with the back-end systems necessary for a comprehensive sales portal. What to do? Enter […]

Riverbed Expands Whitewater Cloud Services, Tools Support

Riverbed Expands Whitewater Cloud Services, Tools Support

As more and more data is managed and stored in the cloud, resellers are faced with the growing issue of compatibility between cloud-enabling technology and existing on-premise wares. Riverbed Technology’s latest update to its Whitewater cloud storage appliance hopes to address some of those compatibility issues through expanded support for a growing list of cloud […]

Cloupia Adds FlexPod Integration, Creates Partner Program

  Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider Cloupia is making plans to start shipping its CloudGenie iPad application for remote data center management soon. But while we wait, Cloupia has been busy with a few other things. Here’s the scoop: For starters, Cloupia now integrates with NetApp’s FlexPod, a data center management solution that integrates network components into a […]

Apprenda Receives $10 Million in Funding for .NET PaaS

Apprenda Receives $10 Million in Funding for .NET PaaS

Platform as a Service provider Apprenda is seeing some love from investors for its .NET stack, announcing it has closed a $10 million Series B funding round led by Ignition Partners. Previous investors New Enterprise Associates and High Peaks Venture Partners also participated in the funding round. According to Apprenda, the new capital will be […]

CSA Registry Strives for Security Transparency of Providers

CSA Registry Strives for Security Transparency of Providers

Recognizing just how important security is to potential and current cloud services customers, the Cloud Security Alliance is launching a registry that documents the security controls of cloud computing providers. The CSA Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) strives to “encourage transparency of practices within cloud providers,” according to the alliance. The document will be […]

Hitachi, VMware Collaborate on Financial Cloud

Hitachi, VMware Collaborate on Financial Cloud

Hitachi and VMware have paired to create a new financial cloud solution built on VMware’s vSphere. The application-centric cloud platform will aid financial institutions looking to transition away from older and less-flexible technologies and into the future. Read on for the details. Hitachi’s partnership with VMware comes as Japanese — and just about all other — companies are […]

Riverbed Pushes Whitewater Cloud Storage Further Downstream

Riverbed Pushes Whitewater Cloud Storage Further Downstream

The benefits of using the cloud for storage are well-known in the enterprise and in the SMB space, but SMBs traditionally have lacked the technology to enable such benefits. Riverbed Technology opened the cloud storage opportunity for both markets with its Whitewater cloud storage accelerator, and hopes its latest additions will bring those benefits even […]

Tenzing: Cloud Services Delivery the Next Frontier

Tenzing: Cloud Services Delivery the Next Frontier

Software-as-a-service providers know the importance of having a good hosting provider for their applications. Ditto for e-commerce providers – both groups know their hosting provider can literally make or break their company. Tenzing also understands this, and has built itself a reputation as a premier hosting provider specializing in SaaS and e-commerce delivery. With its […]

Asigra: Excelling in the Cloud Backup and Recovery Space

Asigra: Excelling in the Cloud Backup and Recovery Space

Cloud storage backup and disaster recovery provider Asigra is turning heads in the service provider space, not only for its technology – which works with an impressive list of cloud service providers – but also for the robustness of its offerings and its MSP-friendly stance. The company should know its business – Asigra has been […]

Cisco Survey Brings Cloud Computing’s Impact Down to Earth

These days, surveys about cloud computing adoption are about as prevalent as sugar cookies at Christmastime. But a recent study by Cisco Systems is worth taking a longer look. The third and final installment of the Cisco Connected World Report, a months-long effort by Cisco that examines the way myriad technologies impact the way users […]

Cloud Computing Explained (By Kids)

Cloud Computing Explained (By Kids)

Still trying to define cloud computing? The folks at Accenture had a brilliant idea: Ask the current and future users of the cloud – kids – what they think cloud computing is. Accenture captured the answers in this video, which is nothing short of brilliant. Take a look and here’s some background.