Category: Cloud Computing

Riverbed Targets Cloud-based Acquisitions

Riverbed, a solution provider for the abiding problems in IT performance across wide area networks (WANs), has honed in on the reseller platform for cloud services, acquiring both Zeus Technology and Aptimize. The former, now the dedicated launch pad for Riverbed’s asymmetrical optimization, had cost the company a cool $110 million. Zeus Technology’s price tagRead more >>

Straight from the Channel: Interview with David Bradley, Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales, CA Technologies

In an interview with IT Channel Insight, David Bradley from CA Technologies gave a thorough explanation about the opportunities for CA channel partners and the strategy that the company uses with its partners. David is responsible for growing revenue by driving the company’s go-to-market activities with distributors, resellers, systems integrators, service providers and other partners.Read more >>

The Bedford Report Analyses Microsoft and Apple’s Cloud Offerings

According to the Bedford Report, systems software will be complemented by the mushrooming prevalence of cloud technologies. Revenues in the cloud market are predicted to rise at a mid-single digit rate this year, a growth spurt similar to that projected for the IT industry at large. Microsoft and Apple will spearhead this development, says theRead more >>

Radicati Anticipates Cloud Security Services to Blossom

The Radicati Group’s findings show that the popularity of cloud security services is burgeoning, corresponding to decreasing rigidity within the workplace.  The study, ‘Cloud Security Services, 2011-2015′, investigated cloud-platformed services spanning internet and email protection, encryption and data loss prevention. The research interrogated the installation bases, market sizes and revenue market share according to eachRead more >>

Qualys and Dell SecureWorks Cross-Pollinate Over VMS

Dell SecureWorks and Qualys have synthesized their skill-sets in a bid to provide Vulnerability Management Services (VMS) to the global market using the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. “QualysGuard’s features and Qualys’ commitment to customer security and global reach align nicely with Dell SecureWorks’ strategy to offer comprehensive security services with flexible pricing for organizations of allRead more >>

IBM makes Software Developers Play, will the Channel be Included?

Last week, I was at IBM Software’s Innovate2011 event, where the underlying theme seemed to be all about software development for the cloud, a market that expect to grow exponentially over the next few years. However, the most interesting capability touted was not so much IBM’s rational development platform, but the idea of collaboration, whereRead more >>

Cisco looking to Cloud Services for Partner Enablement

Recently, Cisco revamped their Managed Services Channel Program (MSCP) to include new designations and channel enabler elements. The companies goal is to empower their MSP partners, whom are seeking to garner more profits from the cloud and related services. Of special note is the Company’s new Private Cloud Designation for Data Center operations, which was added asRead more >>

VMware and Hitachi Marry Over ‘Private Cloud for Finance Institutes’

Hitachi and VMware have joined forces in the provision of cloud technology to Asian IT markets, seeking to exploit the fecundity of virtualized solutions. Their alliance is premised upon a solution called Private Cloud for Finance Institutes, which having been derived from Vmware vSphere and the VMware vFabric cloud application platform, offers IT as aRead more >>

HP’s Cloud Agile Partner Program Targets $143 Billion

HP’s panoptic new venture, the Cloud Agile partner program, is ambitiously designed to cater for “everybody looking to deliver IT as a service,” according to its vice-president of cloud solutions and infrastructure, Steven Dietch. Cloud Agile’s reach encompasses all of HP’s products and services for businesses, thereby aiming to connect not only conventional service providers,Read more >>

Acronis Unveils a Global Channel Partner Program

In response to the impetus of virtualization in the business ecosystem, in particular the growing momentum of cloud technologies, Acronis has established a new channel partnership designed to augment the IT needs of affiliated organizations around the globe. Acronis designs and markets disaster recovery, system deployment and storage management software mostly to small to middleRead more >>