Computer hardware platforms, storage devices and computer network resources are all going virtual. Keep up with the trends here.
The VAR Guy has spent a few days digesting recent developments from Cisco, EMC and VMware. The trio, as you may have heard, have teamed up and unleashed a cloud effort dubbed “Vblock.” Hmmm. What are the implications for channel partners? Take a look. The trio claims 20% of $350 billion spent worldwide on data […]
Red Hat is starting to evangelize its Enterprise Virtualization Platform to VARs, managed service providers and other channel partners. Here’s some perspective on Red Hat’s continuing efforts to diversify beyond Linux. The Enterprise Virtualization Platform is built on two things: The Hypervisor and the Manager. 1. The Hypervisor is based on KVM. For the uninitiated, […]
It has been a few months since Novell launched the SUSE Appliance program. So we checked in with Novell to see how the effort was going so far. Matt Richards, director, emerging technologies, and Steve Hale, VP and worldwide data center channel lead, offered me a few updates on Oct. 30. Here’s a recap of my conversation.
For VARs looking to mix and match Windows 7 and Mac OS X on customer systems, Parallels may have the answer. The company, which created Parallels Desktop for the Mac, has announced experimental support for Windows 7 in version 4.0 of their software. Here are some early impressions. Parallels’ focus on Windows 7 is welcome […]
Consider the following scenario: mindSHIFT, a Microsoft Gold Partner, is pretty excited about Windows 7’s scheduled Oct. 22 launch. Yet mindSHIFT also is launching a cloud service that blends hosted Windows desktops with open source applications. Is this the start of a bigger trend across the IT channel?
Talk about a potentially awkward moment. Last week in a Boston bar, The VAR Guy was taking interview notes on his Intel-based notebook. Sitting across the table was David Kenyon, VP of worldwide channel marketing at AMD. The VAR Guy was in the right place with the wrong silicon. But the conversation was a good one. Here’s a recap.
I spent some time on the phone Sept. 17 with Andrew Harsch, VP of marketing for NTRglobal. The company, which specializes in remote support and remote control software, announced a major move in the government vertical this week. But I wanted to ask Harsch a range of questions about NTRglobal’s partner strategy — both with […]
Doyenz this week pulled back the curtains on the latest version of its MSP-focused platform, dubbed ShadowCloud. Here’s a look at Doyenz’s cloud and virtualization strategies, and their implications for managed services providers. The company back in February 2009 discussed its cloud strategy with MSPmentor. At the time, Doyenz made it clear that it hopes […]