Data Center

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Get Your Head in the Cloud

Cloud computing is a rapidly growing and evolving model for IT infrastructure. Agents who understand the fundamentals of cloud offerings can provide additional value to new and existing clients and gain opportunities and revenue from this IT juggernaut. So just what is the cloud? In the broadest sense, the cloud exists online, and its applications […]

HP Goes Up Against Cisco In Data Center Wars

HP (HPQ) took a bold step on Thursday when it bought a company that pits it directly against Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) in the data center wars. HP is buying Ethernet pioneer 3Com Corp. (COMS) for $2.7 billion; both boards of directors have approved the deal. “Companies are looking for ways to break free from the business limitations […]

SoftCom Relocates To Switch and Data Facility

Switch and Data (SDXC), a provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, has announced that SoftCom Inc., a provider of Web hosting and business communication services has relocated its data center operations to Switch and Data’s 151 Front Street facility in downtown Toronto. SoftCom has decided to move its operations from a carrier’s data […]

Switch and Data To Expand Atlanta Data Center

Switch and Data (SDXC), a provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, has announced details of its plan to expand its data center capacity in Atlanta with its new site at 180 Peachtree St. The company is expanding to meet the growing demand from existing and new customers in the market. Switch and Data […]

Comstor to Distribute Cisco UCS

Comstor Worldwide announced it is adding Cisco Systems Inc.’s Unified Computing System (UCS) as well as solutions programs and advanced training opportunities for Cisco partners targeting the midmarket. This is the first server solution offered by Comstor and its parent company, Westcon Group Inc. Cisco’s UCS architecture, announced in March, unites compute, network, storage access […]

iland Extends Cloud to the Desktop

iland announced Wednesday the general availability of the iland Workforce Cloud, a unified platform that integrates desktop PCs, laptops and other devices with hosted servers, data and services. The unified solution allows secure desktop connections to hosted corporate data via the iland Workforce Cloud, which is supported by six existing iland cloud computing data centers […]

iland, Vizioncore Team for Transatlantic Disaster Recovery

iland Internet Solutions, a provider of cloud infrastructure services, has chosen the Vizioncore Inc. vReplicator and vConverter products to underpin iland’s outsourced, cloud-based disaster recovery services in the United Kingdom. The new service forms part of the global iland Continuity Cloud, an infrastructure spread across six data centers and the first to offer managed transatlantic disaster […]

Zlago Debuts Partner Program for Cloud Services

Zlago, a provider of hosted Windows desktops and Cloud services, announced Tuesday the launch of the Zlago Authorized Partner Program at CompTIA Breakaway 2009. The new program offers current and future partners the ability to build new solutions and add new revenue streams with Zlago’s cloud services platform, which includes hosted Microsoft Windows desktops, Exchange […]

ICC Global Hosting Debuts Partner Program

ICC Global Hosting announced Monday at the CompTIA Breakaway 2009 event the launch of the ICC Partner Program for IT consultants, VARs and integrators to sell the company’s hosted virtual desktop solution for clients moving to cloud computing and desktop virtualization. ICC’s Partner Program includes two partnership levels. Consulting Partners provide sales support and may […]

Concentric Debuts Hosted Backup, Partner Program to Follow

Concentric, a business unit of XO Communications Inc., this week introduced a new hosted backup services for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Called Concentric Managed Backup, the service will be available for sell by the indirect sales channel under a new partner program, Concentric IT Services Companies, launching soon that is designed for partners who […]

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