Data Center

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VMware Launches New Certification Program

In another move to spur cloud services adoption, virtualization powerhouse VMware is launching a new certification program called VMware Certified Advanced Professional  (VCAP) for virtualization partners, end-users and consultants.

Juniper Responds to HP/3Com with Drive for Data Center

Juniper Networks this week introduced new data center switches/routers, software and services to help customers migrate to the cloud. A follow-on to its early 2008 unified data center fabric initiative called Stratus, the data center-centric offers boost its competitiveness against its networking arch-rival Cisco Systems Inc. and the new HP/3Com combo. The announcement is timed […]

Siemens Enterprise Updates Contact Center Application

Siemens Enterprise Communications has announced the release of OpenScape Contact Center V8, the next generation of its contact center application which the company says is now optimized for data-center and virtualized environments. This open, reliable solution enables deployment flexibility, simplified management and cost savings through server consolidation from both the server and desktop perspective. Customers […]

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 […]

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