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Cisco, VMware Plan Pushes Virtualization Through Channel

Cisco Partner Summit — Building on a shared vision of data center virtualization, Cisco Systems Inc. and VMware Inc. announced Thursday a channel partner acceleration initiative. Targeting mutual channel partners that are Cisco data center specialized and authorized to resell VMware solutions, the initiative includes a range of new benefits, including solutions training, solution bundles, […]

NetApp Buys Storage Specialist Bycast

NetApp is buying British Columbia-based Bycast, a privately held object-storage developer, which will give NetApp access to object-based storage. “Object-based storage is a new and emerging approach to storing and accessing data based on object names and rich metadata that describes the content in greater detail, which simplifies the task of large-scale object storage while […]

Broadvox Debuts Web Hosting, Internet Security Offers

In response to demand from its VARs, Broadvox announced Wednesday at the Broadvox Partner Summit in Dallas, that it would add Web hosting and Internet security services under a new GO!Services banner. GO!Services includes business Web hosting (virtual private servers), faxing, e-mail management, Web security and PC security. A cloud computing offer is planned for […]

Citrix Extends Support for Macs, Mobile, Microsoft

Solution providers looking for a virtualization manager that does more than desktops may have their answer in Citrix XenApp 6, the latest version of server software that enables applications to run in a data center and be delivered as an on-demand service to both physical and virtual desktops. XenApp 6 is designed to run on […]

Online Datavault, OCiX Intro Channel Program

Online disaster recovery and restoration provider Online Datavault (Booth #1715) and OCiX, a carrier-neutral collocation provider, are launching their new channel programs at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. The companies are also showcasing their portfolio of products and services to potential agents to expand market growth. A team of channel managers will be on […]

Utility Telephone Releases G-PBX, Web Hosting, SaaS to Agents

Utility Telephone (Booth #1218), a full-service, facilities-based CLEC serving California and Nevada, is announcing at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo the launch of its G-PBX hosted IP PBX service, Web hosting and SaaS services for sale through agents. G-PBX is a hosted IP PBX service from small and medium businesses based on the Metaswitch […]

The Planet Offers Hosting Resellers New Bundles, Discounts

The Planet (Booth #1326), a provider of on-demand IT infrastructure, is announcing at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo that it has created new server bundles optimized for resellers, including key software and upgrade options at reduced prices. And it also now offers resellers volume discounts up to 20 percent depending on their monthly order […]

Online Datavault Intros The Vault Appliance

Online Datavault (Booth #1715 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo) has announced the availability of The Vault Appliance, a powerful tool that provides full local as well as remote backup of current and historical data, high backup performance, and fast network-based restores. The Vault Appliance offers a simple “plug it” and “forget it” solution […]

PAETEC To Open Flagship Data Center in Massachusetts

PAETEC Holding Corp. (PAET) has unveiled plans for an expansive, high-tech data center in Andover, Mass., approximately 24 miles north of Boston. In addition to the existing data centers in Bethlehem and Conshohocken, Pa., this is the first in a series of new centers the company is planning to open nationwide over the next five years. […]

HP Partners To Offer Energy Audits

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) channel partners are now able to offer the company’s energy and thermal efficiency auditing products and services to customers. HP began offering the services directly approximately two years ago upon acquisition of consultancy EYP, and has performed about 70 audits in that time. Channel partners serving data centers can now resell the audit as […]

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