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Network Monitoring on the Rise: Paessler Releases 2011 Growth Figures

Network Monitoring on the Rise: Paessler Releases 2011 Growth Figures

Plenty of good news coming from Paessler, as the company released its 2011 sales report that shows significant growth in channel sales, North American business and overall company size. Here are the details, courtesy of the network monitoring solutions provider itself. The first stat that stands out is that Paessler doubled its sales figures in […]

Rackspace Taps Open Source Pro for OpenStack, Cloud Builders

Rackspace has recently added some more open source talent to its cloud services and hosting team.The recent recruit is Andrew Shafer (pictured] co-founder of Puppet Labs and former VP of Engineering at CloudScaling. Shafer will help Rackspace’s Cloud Builders and OpenStack teams develop products and bring them to market more quickly. What’s interesting is that […]

ManageEngine Adds Security Audits to Desktop Management Tool

ManageEngine Adds Security Audits to Desktop Management Tool

ManageEngine, the IT management software provider, continues to develop and upgrade its IT management solutions at a record pace during the first half of the 2012 calendar year. ManageEngine finished last week by upgrading its Password Manager Pro solution to allow the company’s enterprise customers to launch browser-based Windows RDP, SSH and Telnet sessions from […]

Lenovo Uses BMC IT Service Management for ITIL Compliance

Lenovo Uses BMC IT Service Management for ITIL Compliance

The IT service management sector is red hot with competition these days. It seems as though the IT service management software provider ManageEngine either releases or upgrades a security product every day. Then BMC Software shook the industry up last month by acquiring Numara Software, a SaaS provider. And now more news from BMC, as […]

StopTheHacker: SaaS Business Solutions for Online Protection

The name really says it all. StopTheHacker is an SaaS provider that aims to help web hosting providers, website owners and web designers detect and protect against malware attacks. And this week, the SaaS provider introduced a new software package that includes more advanced security features.

Desktone, tuCloud Partner on Cloud VDI

Desktone, tuCloud Partner on Cloud VDI

Desktone, the desktop as a service (DaaS) provider, has partnered with tuCloud, a managed and hosted virtual desktop provider, to offer virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in cloud environments. The goal for tuCloud is to provide its international business customers with a more cost-effective VDI in the cloud. In order to do so, the cloud managed services […]

ManageEngine Password Manager Pro Gets New Integrations

ManageEngine Password Manager Pro Gets New Integrations

The news continues to roll in from ManageEngine, the IT management software provider that has made a flurry of solution development announcements around the World Mobile Congress event. The latest news involved an upgrade to Password Manager Pro — the software provider’s privileged password management solution. We’ll get into the details in a minute, but […]

Lexmark Acquires Brainware in Managed Document Services Deal

Lexmark Acquires Brainware in Managed Document Services Deal

Here’s some big news from the managed document services (MDS) sector to start your week, one of the hottest managed services verticals of 2012 for both enterprise and SMBs. Lexmark, the managed document solutions provider and printer manufacturer, has recently acquired BDGB Enterprise. The acquisition comes with Brainware, a U.S.-based subsidiary of BDGB that provides […]

Azaleos Cloud Gets Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010

Azaleos Cloud Gets Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010

Azaleos, an MSP with a particular expertise in Microsoft applications, is continuing to focus on developing cloud solutions that easily integrate with Microsoft SharePoint. The managed services provider’s latest development? Azaleos Managed Enterprise Search — a new addition to the company’s Managed SharePoint Services portfolio that lets the company’s enterprise business customers more easily deploy […]

Good Technology Secures Android for Department of Defense

Good Technology has developed a “Secure Android” solution that’s approved for use within U.S. Department of Defense Agencies. For managed services providers focused on the government vertical — and other verticals that need secure mobile device management — this development is worth watching. Here’s why.

LogMeIn Adds Free VoIP to Virtual Collaboration Platform

LogMeIn Adds Free VoIP to Virtual Collaboration Platform

LogMeIn, the virtual platform provider for remote meetings and other collaboration services, has upgraded its join.me online meeting service to include free VoIP conferencing. So LogMeIn business and individual customers can now use VoIP on the platform to makecalls from PCs and Macs, as well as from mobile devices such as iPads and iPhones. LogMeIn […]

SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor Gets New Features

SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor Gets New Features

SolarWinds, the IT management software provider, has relaunched version 5.0 of its server and application monitor (SAM) solution for managed services providers. Fresh off of its DameWare and EminentWare acquisitions, SolarWinds has now switched its focus over to its SAM solution. Here’s a look at the new capabilities that MSPs will now get from SAM. Multi-vendor server hardware monitoring […]

CTERA, Swisscom IT Services Ink Managed Storage Deal

CTERA Networks, the international storage solution vendor for value-added resellers and managed services providers, has honed in on the European storage market and locked-up a deal with

Gorilla Logic: Testing Mobile Apps in the Cloud

If you haven’t heard of Gorilla Logic, now is the time for an introduction. The enterprise-level application development platform provider has been serving enterprise customers across verticals since 2002.  Wells Fargo, Verizon Wireless and previously Sun Microsystems (now owned by Oracle) are just a few of the businesses that use Gorilla Logic’s application testing development platform for both […]

GreenPages Buys LogicsOne, a Cloud, Storage Consultant

GreenPages Buys LogicsOne, a Cloud, Storage Consultant

GreenPages, the cloud computing and virtualization consulting company, today expanded its consulting team by acquiring LogicsOne. LogicsOne is a virtualization, storage and cloud consulting and management provider that could help GreenPages to strengthen its brand in the Southeastern United States. GreenPages already has physical offices in New York City and Boston. LogicsOne will bring aboard a new Atlanta […]

ManageEngine Adds Amazon S3 Support to MSP Center Plus

ManageEngine Adds Amazon S3 Support to MSP Center Plus

Still more news to bring you from ManageEngine, the IT management software provider that recently added mobile device management (MDM) software to its Desktop Central solution for service providers, among a host of other recent solution developments. This time, ManageEngine has added Amazon S3 data backup and recovery services to its MSP Center Plus network […]

VerityThree Builds Consulting, MSP Brand, Expands into D.C.

VerityThree Builds Consulting, MSP Brand, Expands into D.C.

VerityThree is continuing to build and expand its technology consulting and managed services brand within the United States. This week the MSP opened a technology support center in Washington, D.C. The announcement comes nearly two months after VerityThree expanded into Dallas, Texas in order to take advantage of business customer acquisition opportunities outside of its […]

Cloud Security Acquisition: Alert Logic Acquires Armorlogic

Cloud Security Acquisition: Alert Logic Acquires Armorlogic

Alert Logic, the Security-as-a-Service provider for cloud environments, has acquired Armorlogic, a web application security solutions provider. According to Alert Logic, the deal means that all of its business customers will now have a full managed security solution for Web-facing applications. Alert Logic’s SaaS platform will integrate the Armorlogic Defense Web Application Firewall (WAF) solution […]

Mobile Device Management: Zenprise, Palo Alto Networks Partner

Mobile Device Management: Zenprise, Palo Alto Networks Partner

Mobile device management (MDM) systems and enterprise security systems are starting to converge. An example: Zenprise, an MDM software provider, has joined the Palo Alto Networks Technology Partner Program. The result: Zenprise MobileManager MDM software now interoperates with Palo Alto Networks’ firewalls. For managed services providers, the Zenprise-Palo Alto Networks relationship means it could get […]

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