The former maker of expensive printer ink, HP enterprise has selected Microsoft’s Azure as its preferred public cloud partner.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman said HPE will officially unveil the partnership with Microsoft at the HPE Discover Conference in London next week. more»
The President of EMC’s Information Infrastructure, David Goulden has taken steps to re-assure the company’s partners that it still loves them, even if it is going to get married to Dell soon.
Goulden send a letter to company partners saying, more or less, that it is business as usual. more»
Cisco updated its IOS XR network operating system while adding three additional routers to its portfolio as part of a drive to programmable networks.
Greg Smith, head of service provider marketing for Cisco said that rather than asking service providers to build their own programmable networks, Cisco via its IOS XR is committed to delivering those capabilities as a core part of the operating system. more»
Cisco Systems’ purchase of London-based startup Acano might be part of a cunning plan to get deeper into bed with Microsoft.
For those who came in late, Acano makes Microsoft Skype for Business, Lync 2013 and Office 365, for $700 million. more»
EMC and Dell have gone into overdrive in the expectation that the two companies will merge.
Sarah Shields, general manager of Dell UK, said that both companies had put senior members in place to work on the integration plans. She said that EMC products are complementary to Dell’s. more»
Salesforce has surprised the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by raising its full-year revenue forecast for the fourth time after reporting a quarterly adjusted profit above market expectations.
As you might expect, the rise in money has been driven by higher demand for its web-based sales and marketing software. more»
Software king of the world Microsoft has invested a billion dollars to come up with an integrated security approach across its software and services.
According to Dark Reading, Microsoft has spent the cash coming up with a new “holistic” type of security which apparently does not involve crystals, spangley music or poisons diluted by lots of water. more»
NetApp is rubbing its paws with glee as its rivals lock their customers into their cloud services.
The company told its Insight technical conference in Berlin that there was gigantic opportunity for it to help customers who are struggling with rival tech firms who make it hard to leave their cloud services. more»
The Marlow-based software reseller Softcat has listed in a deal that valued the business at £472.3 million.
Softcat valued its shares at 240p, and they climbed as high as 270p in early trading. It said the IPO allowed its founders to sell down their stakes and the group would receive no proceeds from the flotation. more»
Microsoft thinks it has a cure for its customers’ poor attitude to cloud security.
Vole has a problem in flogging cloud based products because many users are worried that they are effectively giving their data to the US government.
Top Vole Satya Nadella believes he has devised a formula that will hand US internet and cloud computing companies a new lease of life in Europe. more»
Avaya has started a new midmarket programme for a ‘limited number’ of Avaya Connect channel partners.
The imaginatively titled Avaya Midmarket Select Programme enable partners to offer Select Engagement Packages of services and products specifically aimed at the midmarket.
Avaya has been worried that the midmarket has been tricky – particularly when it comes to Unified Communications. more»
Software giant Microsoft is building a new UK data centre for its Azure cloud – the announcement follows something similar from AWS.
Vole wants its cloud services based in the UK beginning in 2016 and AWS will have it ready by the by the end of 2016 (or early 2017). more»
Ericsson and Cisco have announced a global business and technology partnership which will offer routing, data centre, networking, cloud, mobility, management and control, and global services capabilities.
It is a pretty powerful combination. They already are partners, with a combined 56,000+ patents, $11 billion of research and development investment, and more than 76,000 services professionals serving customers across more than 180 countries. more»
Symantec talked up its channel plans even if its global sales boss, dubbed a “channel champion” has exited the company.
In a second-quarter conference call Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss said he was concerned about the exit of Adrian Jones as Symantec’s head of global sales. more»
AMD has announced that its Corporate Vice President Worldwide Component Channel Darren Grasby, 45, has been appointed to the newly-created position of president of AMD EMEA .
Lisa Su, president and chief executive officer at AMD said that EMEA was a “key region” with a broad set of important customers, partners and markets for AMD. more»