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Storage Provider Nimbus Adds Ex-NetApp Execs to Team

Storage Provider Nimbus Adds Ex-NetApp Execs to Team

Nimbus Data Systems, the sustainable storage and Flash storage provider, has added three new executives to its sales management team. The company’s newest executive members will lead the company’s efforts to expand Nimbus’ global sales figures, according to a company press release. What’s even more interesting is that Nimbus has taken all of three new hires away from NetApp, […]

Avere Edge Filer: NAS Meets Flash Efficiency

Avere Edge Filer: NAS Meets Flash Efficiency

Avere Systems, the network-attached storage (NAS) provider for enterprise IT departments, has released a new version of the Avere Edge Filer as part of the company’s new NAS architecture designed to help the company’s enterprise customers maximize the benefits of Flash storage and virtualization. More specifically, Avere says its new solution is aimed at helping its […]

Private Cloud Cheaper than Public Cloud for Microsoft Apps

Private Cloud Cheaper than Public Cloud for Microsoft Apps

Azaleos Corp., the managed services provider that specializes in implementing Microsoft applications, has released an independent report in tandem with Osterman Research that details the cost of implementing Microsoft messaging and collaboration systems in both public and private cloud environments. The result? Azaleos and Osterman have found that private environments are a more cost-effective choice. […]

ViaWest, Infolink Partner on Analytics, Data Integration

ViaWest, Infolink Partner on Analytics, Data Integration

ViaWest, the North American cloud services and managed services provider, has brought aboard Infolink Consulting as the newest member of its channel partners portfolio. The two companies will reportedly collaborate on adding a new analytics and data integration solution to ViaWest’s managed services offering. “Consulting firms and IT organizations, such as Infolink, look to ViaWest’s […]

Texas Memory Systems, NEVEX: Flash Meets Server Monitoring

Texas Memory Systems, NEVEX: Flash Meets Server Monitoring

Texas Memory Systems (TMS) , the Flash storage provider, has partnered with NEVEX Virtual Technologies, an application performance solution provider. The two companies have developed the RamSan-80 Bundle for Server-side Caching, which is a combination of TMS’ flash storage solution and NEVEX’s server application caching software. The added benefit for both NEVEX and TMS business customers? They […]

LogMeIn Pro Adds HD Video Streaming for Remote Collaboration

LogMeIn Pro Adds HD Video Streaming for Remote Collaboration

LogMeIn has released a new version of its LogMeIn Pro solution for virtual collaboration. The newest feature? Users now have access to new HD streaming capabilities for video, audio and other multimedia applications that they can connect to from their Macs, iPads and iPhones. This is the second major development we’ve heard from LogMeIn since the […]

New LogMeIn CMO to Focus On Four Opportunities

New LogMeIn CMO to Focus On Four Opportunities

Michael Ewing, the newly named chief marketing officer at LogMeIn, apparently has four big messaging priorities. Those priorities certainly include managed services providers, a growing area of focus for the remote control software company.

According to a prepared statement statement from LogMeIn, Ewing has his eyes focused on:

  • Cloud computing
  • Consumerization of IT
  • the Post-PC Era
  • the Internet of Things

As Windows 8 Approaches, Top MSP Still Sees Windows 7 Opportunities

As Windows 8 Approaches, Top MSP Still Sees Windows 7 Opportunities

Long View Systems, one of North America’s top MSPs moving into cloud computing, also continues to focus on the traditional software market. The MSP is working with 1E, an IT efficiency company, to promote Windows 7 uptake in the business community. The companies have announced a new distribution and services relationship, which will simplify Windows […]

Tasktop Studio Sync: ALM and Monitoring for MSPs

Tasktop Studio Sync: ALM and Monitoring for MSPs

Tasktop Technologies, the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution provider for MSPs, has developed Tasktop Studio Sync. The new solution is intended to give the companies’ MSP partners and business customers an easier way to connect, configure and maintain their large-scale ALM infrastructures. The development comes during the same week that Tasktop developed a new version […]

Help Wanted: Engineers, Account Managers and Technicians

I hope everyone remembered to push their clocks forward recently. If you didn’t, you’re an hour behind on the latest job postings on the MSPmentor Job Board! This last week of March brings new opportunities for engineers, account managers and technicians looking for a fresh start this Spring. Here’s a snippet of what you have to choose from.

Tone Software Releases ReliaTel 4.0 VoIP and UC Platform

Tone Software Releases ReliaTel 4.0 VoIP and UC Platform

Tone Software, which provides voice quality, network monitoring and management software for telecommunications and IT infrastructure providers, has released the newest version of its ReliaTel VoIP and UC management platform. The announcement came down down early last week and is a major development for the software provider’s international VAR and managed services provider partners. Reliatel […]

Orange UK: Mobile Device Management for Tablets, Smartphones

Orange UK: Mobile Device Management for Tablets, Smartphones

Orange UK, the big European service provider, has introduced Secure Mobility from Orange. The Mobile Device Management (MDM) service protects devices and data, according to Orange UK.

According to a prepared statement from Orange UK, the service:

“delivers the complete end-to-end solution, giving businesses the enhanced remote working capabilities they demand, with peace of mind and no added workload for IT departments.”

GreatAmerica IT Financing Supports TelePacific Customers

GreatAmerica IT Financing Supports TelePacific Customers

GreatAmerica, a well-known provider of leasing services to MSPs, has signed a relationship with TelePacific, the IP, voice and data service provider. A new TelePacific Leasing Program (TLP), managed by GreatAmerica, will include capital lease and fair market value lease options for customers across California, Nevada and Texas. According to a press release from GreatAmerica: […]

SolarWinds to Support Microsoft Hyper-V, Dell Compellent

SolarWinds to Support Microsoft Hyper-V, Dell Compellent

Big news today from SolarWinds, the IT management software provider that recently acquired the patch management software provider EminentWare and added new features to its server and application monitoring solution. SolarWinds has now upgraded another one of its IT management solutions — the SolarWinds Storage Manager — to include support for Dell Compellent. Additionally, the company […]

Gorilla Logic VP Schwarz: Now is the Time for QaaS

Gorilla Logic VP Schwarz: Now is the Time for QaaS

Earlier this month we brought you news from Gorilla Logic, the Quality-as-a-Service (QaaS) platform provider for the enterprise that released two new solutions aimed at accelerating application development and testing. One was the Gorilla Logic Continuous QA Cloud, and MonkeyTalk, which the company says helps accelerate the development of mobile applications. This week I spoke with Gorilla […]

Tasktop Creates ALM Automation Tool Specifically for HP

Tasktop Creates ALM Automation Tool Specifically for HP

Tasktop Technologies, the application lifecycle management (ALM) and automation solution provider, has developed a new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) version of Tasktop Dev specifically designed for Hewlett-Packard (HP). The new solution is now embedded in HP’s application lifecycle intelligence (API). So how does that change things for HP’s API business customers? The new Tasktop solution gives them […]

Quest Adds Monitoring for Avaya VoIP to Network Monitoring Suite

Quest Adds Monitoring for Avaya VoIP to Network Monitoring Suite

Quest Software, the IT management solution provider, has upgraded its Foglight Network Management System (NMS) to include support for a VoIP service from Avaya, the Unified Communications (UC) provider that recently acquired RADVISION. The new Foglight NMS for VoIP solution gives business network engineers the ability to proactively address issues such as dropped calls, poor phone […]

All Covered Buys MSP for Citrix Cloud Expertise

All Covered Buys MSP for Citrix Cloud Expertise

All Covered, the managed IT services division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions, has purchased Covisia Solutions, a Citrix Platinum partner based in Waltham, Mass. And Konica Minolta remains on the acquisition trail, hunting for more M&A deals. In a prepared statement, All Covered President Todd Croteau noted potential synergies between Konica Minolta and Covisia Solutions. […]

Apple iPad Drives Security, Bandwidth Needs, Says Amtel CEO

Apple iPad Drives Security, Bandwidth Needs, Says Amtel CEO

The third-generation Apple iPad is available at Apple Stores today. For consumers, it’s a new Apple product that they will no doubt grab off the shelves (or purchase online) at a rapid pace. But for businesses, or more specifically for business IT departments and MSPs, the new iPad is another product that they must support and manage from a security perspective. […]

Virtela Extends Predictive Analytics and IT Tools

Virtela Extends Predictive Analytics and IT Tools

Virtela, which provides managed network, security and cloud services, has extended the reach of its IT automation and predictive analytics platform to include support for data centers and for private cloud environments.

According to the company, the extended support gives current and prospective Virtela customers three added benefits:

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