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IBM Unveils Cloud for Big Business, Government

IBM (IBM) has unveiled a series of products and services to help its government and corporate customers move toward cloud computing. With its vast data storage capabilities, cloud computing is expected to be a real winner in the corporate world. It could put a serious dent in costs. So far, big business and government have been […]

Cisco Pushes Unified Data Center Through Channel

Cisco Systems Inc. plans to enlist its partners in pushing its unified data center concept kicked off with the March launch of its Unified Computing System (UCS). The initiative, announced Wednesday at the gearmaker’s Partner Summit, includes new programs, certifications and a new entry-level addition to the UCS product family. “Channels will be absolutely critical […]

Ask Steve: Are SMBs Adopting Virtualization?

      I recently spoke at a Hewlett-Packard roadshow with prospective customers in Florida. Small and midmarket enterprise decision-makers filled the audience. The questions were incredible: mobility, networking, security, remote connectivity, video communications and compliance, just to name a few topics. Folks often ask me why my Ask Steve column covers so many types […]

Euro Carrier Taps NEF as U.S. Channel Partner

NEF Inc., a telecom agency selling dark fiber and high-cap lit services, has partnered with euNetworks, a European provider of network solutions, to create and design communications networks for corporations, carriers and service providers. Through the relationship, NEF will source euNetworks’ low-latency optical connections between key interconnection and data center locations for U.S.-based companies wanting […]

iland, Vizioncore Team for SMB Virtualization

iland Internet Solutions and Vizioncore Inc have entered into a partnership to leverage each company’s products and services to provide complete virtualization solutions for the small and medium-sized businesses. Vizioncore’s vReplicator, a solution designed specifically for virtualization, will be deployed in iland’s virtual data centers, providing replication solutions for iland, iland’s customers and for external […]

Web Hosting List Adds Green Ranking

Web Hosting Report has added a green category to its best Web hosting companies ranking. Categories include Best Cheap Hosting, Best Email Hosting and Best Blog Hosting, among others. The new category, “Green Web Hosting,” ranks the best green companies. Web Hosting Report said several Web hosting companies are buying carbon credits to offset their […]

iland Taps AboveNet to Connect Data Centers

iland Internet Solutions Corp. announced Tuesday it has selected AboveNet Communications Inc. as one of its top two tier 1 IP providers to connect the iland Virtual Data Centers, located in Los Angeles; Boston; Reston, Va.; and Dallas. The additional 4gbps IP network connectivity for each of iland’s Virtual Data Centers provide iland and its […]

Level 3 Signs Single Largest Capacity Agreement Ever

Level 3 Communications has signed the largest single capacity commitment in Level 3 history. The transport provider will support voice, data and Internet traffic for more than 250 million Telefonica customers in Europe and Latin America. The deal is an expansion of its existing relationship with Telefonica International Wholesale Services, and it establishes a dedicated […]

IBM to Outsource Thousands of U.S. Jobs to India

IBM will slash 5,000 U.S. employees, outsourcing many of their job positions to India. The new cuts will hit the global business-services unit. Outsourcing is nothing new for Big Blue: already about 71 percent of its workforce lies outside the United States. The news, reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes amid talk of an […]

3FN Starts Hosting Resale Program

Triple Fiber Network or 3FN Inc., a San Jose, Calif.-based Web hosting company, announced a new Web hosting partner program. Each partner who signs up will get a unique link with his own unique ID, which will be used to assign commission for purchases made by visitors, who followed that link. The Webmaster will continue […]

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