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Cormant CableSolve 6.3 Adds Mobile Support

Cormant CableSolve 6.3 Adds Mobile Support

Cormant Inc., an IT infrastructure management provider for the enterprise, is trying to build on its 2011 momentum. The software provider increased both its revenue and international enterprise business customer base last fiscal year. Now Cormant has released the newest version of its CableSolve IT management platform with several new features, including (you guessed it) […]

EMC Expands Cloud Portfolio to Accelerate IT as a Service

EMC Expands Cloud Portfolio to Accelerate IT as a Service

Just one day after acquiring Pivotal Labs, the big data service provider, EMC Corp. has expanded its cloud services portfolio by adding three new solutions to help the company’s IT customers deliver IT as a Service (ITaaS) more quickly to their business end-users. The three new additions to EMC’s cloud portfolio are as follows: Cloud Infrastructure Services, […]

StorageCraft Targets MSPs with New Virtual Data Backup Pricing

StorageCraft Targets MSPs with New Virtual Data Backup Pricing

StorageCraft, the data backup and disaster recovery software provider for servers, desktops and laptops, has set its sights on pursuing new managed services provider (MSP) partners in 2012. To that end, the software provider has develop a new pricing plan specifically designed for MSPs to better afford ShadowProtect, the company’s signature data protection solution for servers, […]

Nimsoft Monitors VMware vCloud Data Centers, Cloud Platforms

Nimsoft Monitors VMware vCloud Data Centers, Cloud Platforms

Nimsoft has launched Nimsoft Monitor for vCloud. As its name suggests, Nimsoft Monitor for vCloud allows managed services providers (MSPs) to monitor and optimize the performance of VMware-oriented data centers and cloud services platforms. According to a prepared statement, the software can monitor: “all of the physical and virtual systems and network resources that support […]

Alert Logic Debuts Cloud Security Solutions for Amazon EC2

Alert Logic Debuts Cloud Security Solutions for Amazon EC2

Alert Logic, the security as a service software provider for the cloud, has released two new security software solutions as an added layer of network protection, particularly for its end-user business customers currently using the Amazon EC2 cloud environment. The development comes as Alert Logic tries to capitalize on the findings of its most recent […]

EMC Buys Pivotal Labs for Big Data Capabilities

EMC Buys Pivotal Labs for Big Data Capabilities

EMC Corp. has acquired Pivotal Labs, a Big Data specialist that offers software development services. The acquisition is one of two recent announcements from EMC that involve Big Data… First, the details on the Pivotal Labs acquisition. EMC claims that Pivotal Labs is the “gold-standard in agile software development” for Big Data. For those who […]

StillSecure, PeakColo Partner on Cloud Managed Security

StillSecure, PeakColo Partner on Cloud Managed Security

The managed security services provider StillSecure has partnered witht PeakColo, an enterprise-level cloud services provider, to offer PeakColo customers managed security services in their own cloud environments. The partnership is big news for both PeakColo end-user business customers as well as the company’s reselling partners. They will all now have access to StillSecure’s Security Operations […]

HP Targets Mobility with Software Solutions for Enterprise

HP Targets Mobility with Software Solutions for Enterprise

Less than a month after making some major upgrades to its IT performance suite for its enterprise business customers at the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Global Parter Conference (GPC) in Las Vegas, HP Software has released new application transformation solutions to help enterprises create a better user experience for their end-users. Specifically, HP is trying to help its […]

Symantec Buys Nukona for Mobile Application Management

Symantec Buys Nukona for Mobile Application Management

Symantec has acquired Nukona to push into the mobile application management (MDM) market, protecting Apple iOS, Android and HTML5 apps. Symantec also recently purchased Odyssey Software for mobile device management (MDM). In a prepared statement, Symantec said: “Symantec will help customers secure enterprise critical mobile apps and data while managing and protecting them with policies, […]

ViaWest Promotes Carolan to CTO; Drives Managed and Cloud Services

ViaWest, the cloud and managed services provider, has promoted Jason Carolan (pictured) into the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) post. In the newly-created role, Carolan will be responsible for developing a strategic direction for all of the MSP’s products and technology initiatives.

Formula One Racing Squad Gives Internap the Checkered Flag

Formula One Racing Squad Gives Internap the Checkered Flag

Need further proof that the cloud is everywhere? It even has a place on the Formula One racing circuit. That’s right. Internap Network Services, the IT infrastructure services provider, has inked a deal with Sahara Force India, an upstart Formula One racing team, that makes the IT provider the official supplier of web hosting and […]

Avaya Buys RADVISION for Video Collaboration

Avaya Buys RADVISION for Video Collaboration

Avaya, the unified communications (UC) provider, has officially acquired RADVISION, a videoconferencing and telepresence technologies provider over IP and wireless networks. RADVISION is bringing in an entire suite of videoconferencing products for SMBs, enterprise companies and managed services providers to the table. The acquisition also gives Avaya a strong customer base for telepresence technology, as […]

Roaring Penguin Anti-Spam Software Gains Error Detection

Roaring Penguin Anti-Spam Software Gains Error Detection

Roaring Penguin, the anti-spam software company, has released a new version of its CanIt anti-spam solution. The upgrade includes a continued focus on the managed services provider (MSP) market. CanIt 8.0.12 features a new monitoring capability designed to detect network problems during configuration, like communication errors with LDAP or back-end SMTP servers. If CanIt thinks the problems are severe […]

Rackspace Makes Key Hire

Rackspace Makes Key Hire

Rackspace has recently added to its leadership team in order to bring aboard more open source expertise. The hosting and cloud  services provider has recently brought aboard Andrew Shafer [pictured], co-founder of Puppet Labs and former VP of Engineering at CloudScaling, to help its Cloud Builders and OpenStack teams develop products and bring them to market more […]

nScaled Offers Free Cloud Recovery Service for VMware Shops

nScaled Offers Free Cloud Recovery Service for VMware Shops

nScaled, which brands itself as a Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) provider for the SMB market, has developed a new Free Cloud Recovery Account service to enable VMware users to discover new tools for recovery, backup and archiving. nScaled has been working closely with VMware since early 2010. In its press release, the MSP claims to be the first […]

StillSecure, Lokahi Partner on Cloud Managed Security

StillSecure, Lokahi Partner on Cloud Managed Security

StillSecure, the managed network security provider, has signed an agreement with Lokahi Solutions, a cloud infrastructure and hosting provider for both SMBs and enterprise companies. Here’s a closer look at how StillSecure plans to help its newest partner strengthen its cloud offering. Lokahi plans to use several StillSecure software solutions in order to add a […]

The Cloud is Everywhere (Seriously)

The Cloud is Everywhere (Seriously)

I recently drove to a friend’s house to drop off a copy of a file I had promised him long ago. One problem: I left my USB drive at home. That’s where my cloud story begins… “Why didn’t you just share the document with me over Google Docs or Box (Box.net),” he said. “I thought […]

Meru Debuts Virtual Mobility, Remote Access for Cloud

Meru Debuts Virtual Mobility, Remote Access for Cloud

The wireless enterprise networking solution provider Meru Networks has developed two new solutions that the company says will help enterprise IT departments better manage the influx of mobile devices to corporate networks as a result of the exploding bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend. First, Meru Networks has created a new set of WLAN solutions that enterprises can […]

Zyrion Adds Analytics Module to Network Monitoring Platform

Zyrion Adds Analytics Module to Network Monitoring Platform

Zyrion Inc., the cloud and IT monitoring software company, has developed the new Zyrion Predictive Analytics Module designed to help IT service providers identify and isolate network performance problems within cloud infrastructures. The new module works by finding the behavioral patterns of IT services based on historical analytics and then isolating the components of the IT service […]

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