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Heard Around the Web: Microsoft Ignite 2015 Day 2

The second day of Microsoft Ignite 2015 was as chock full of news as the first day, and although The VAR Guy couldn’t be there in person, he’s certainly there in spirit. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together some of the best blogs, tweets and posts from Day 2 of the event to share.

Who Is The VAR Guy?

Who Is The VAR Guy?

Penton Technology — a division of Penton — gets asked the question all the time: Who Is The VAR Guy? Frankly, we don’t know for sure. But the following tidbits of information offer some clues about our anonymous channel insider.

CompTIA ChannelCon 2014: What’s on Attendees’ Minds

CompTIA ChannelCon 2014 is currently underway in Phoenix, with more than 800 solution providers attending the three-day event for oodles of educational sessions, resarch downloads and vendor meet-and-greets.

EMC CEO David Goulden presented several new developments to media and press attendees at the EMC Redefine Possible event in London England

EMC Redefine Possible Showcases New Flash Arrays, Storage Solutions

Storage virtualization juggernaut EMC (EMC) held its Redefine Possible event in London July 8, where the company revealed several new products and updates to its existing XtremIO platform. In keeping with classic British sci-fi fashion, the Doctor Who-themed event featured numerous TARDIS-like police booths and references to England’s most popular doctor as well as a healthy does of storage virtualization news and announcements.

The VAR Guy Field Trip: CDW Distribution Center

Every once in a while, The VAR Guy gets a chance to breathe in some fresh air and take a trip that doesn’t involve a partner conference. Recently, our intrepid blogger had the opportunity to tour the CDW distribution center in Vernon Hills, Illinois, and get a behind-the-scenes a look.

Peter McKay vice president of Sales End User Computing Americas at VMware

TechData TechSelect: General Session Live Blog

The VAR Guy is at Tech Data’s (TECD) TechSelect Spring event in Orlando, Florida, where the distributor is bringing together its TechSelect members to share best practices and growth strategies, as well as hear the latest and greatest from vendor partners including Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Brocade (BRCD), to name just a few.

Pat Gelsinger CEO of VMware

EMC World 2014: A Software-Defined Future

The VAR Guy is once again roaming the halls at EMC World 2014, where the third platform and the channel have so far taken center stage. What did Day Two hold in store? Read on and find out.

EMC World 2014: The ‘Third Platform’ Prevails

EMC World 2014 kicked off May 5 in beautiful Las Vegas, and The VAR Guy was on hand to offer up the lowdown on all of the day’s most important developments, sessions and info. So without further ado, here are some of the day’s most interesting events.

Live Blog: CompTIA Annual Member Meeting 2014

The VAR Guy surfaces at CompTIA Annual Member Meeting (AMM) 2014. Here’s a live blog recap for VARs, MSPs and CSPs working in and around the CompTIA organization.

HP CEO Meg Whitman addresses HewlettPackard Global Partner Conference HP GPC 2014

Live Blog: HP CEO Meg Whitman Addresses Partners

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman addresses HP Global Partner Conference 2014 (HP GPC 2014), describing mobile, big data, cloud and security strategies for partners. Here’s The VAR Guy’s Live Blog recap.

Samsung Channel Chief Richard Hutton

Samsung Preps Vertical Market Channel, Business Software Push

Samsung is pushing beyond Android-based Galaxy tablets and smartphones to develop software for schools, financial services, health care, retail and hospitality, The VAR Guy has learned. Actually: All the facts are public. But nobody else has snapped the puzzle pieces together to share the bigger picture…

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