Revenues from the worldwide storage software market rose by 6.3 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to figures from IDC.
It said revenues during Q2 2014 came to nearly $3.8 billion.
The leaders in the pack were EMC, IBM and Symantec which had markt shares of 25.9 percent, 16 percent and 13.3 percent respectively. more»
While still worth $5.9 billion, external storage systems revenue fell by 1.4 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to IDC.
The market research company said a decline in high end systems was coupled with a drop in midrange storage sales too. more»
Lenovo has chosen Arrow to distribute its storage and server products in the UK and Ireland.
The move means that Arrow will aim to sell Lenovo’s server and storage products to SMEs through the channel.
Nick Thurlow, who runs Arrow’s enterprise business said that the partnership makes commercial sense ofr his company. more»
File sharing enterprise company Egnyte said it has recruited a former EMC head of US partnerships as its vice president in charge of channells.
Jeff Nollette, who has a 25 year background in sales and channel development, is to head up Egnyte’s partner programme aimed at VARs and MSPs. more»
Megadistributor Avnet Technology Solutions UK has been awarded a gong and named by EMC as its UK distributor of the year 2013.
Avnet gets the gong because it has promoted EMC’s “Attitude” programme – a scheme intended for small and medium sized businesses. more»
Distributor Avnet said it has introduced a programme called Altitude aimed at small and medium sized businesses.
The programme promotes EMC storage and back up devices and aims to help its resellers offer VNXe storage and Data Domain backup products.
The scheme centres around an online configuration tool that lets resellers calculate price for the EMC products without needing to contact Avnet. more»
The external disk storage market posted a decline of 3.5 percent for the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year.
IDC, which released the data today said the total disk storage market – including internal disks – produced $7.4 billion in revenues – and that’s a 5.6 percent fall compared to last year. more»
EMC has promised to release a product to suppliers which will allow them to build a private cloud which has all the advantages of a public cloud.
Project Nile will introduce machines in the first half of next year, which is much earlier than was planned. more»
EMC hit the hyperbole when it released a refresh of its new mid-range data centre products.
Rich Napolitano, President, Unified Storage Division, EMC told the product launch in Milan yesterday that when people look at the history of datacentre computing they will see this particular product launch as the “day everything changed.”
To be fair the outfit has a lot to be proud of, if even half the stats for the VNX series are true. more»
EMC, which was celebrating the release of new tech which could see it take control of the mid-range datacentre market, claims that its rise to dominance is because of its Channel strategy.
Talking to ChannelEye, EMC’s Vice President of Global channel sales, Gregg Ambulos said that a few years ago the company did not have an effective channel strategy and relied on its own sales team. more»
Resellers and distributors might be better off forgetting to kill off their fax services, according to one Italian distributor.
Cesare Pedrazzi, who is the CTO of top Italian distributor Esprinet said that as part of a business plan to try and simplify his company’s IT systems, he thought it would be a good idea to kill off the fax service. more»
SAP is too inflexible and is being defeated by an AS400 legacy ERP software which is soon to be open sourced.
While the esoteric software outfit, which makes software that no one really understands, is jolly popular with distributors, it might actually be holding them back. more»
EMC has picked up Aveksa, an identity and access management specialist, through RSA in what one analyst said was a “long overdue” acquisition.
Aveksa will be rolled into RSA as part of RSA’s Identity Trust Management product group. EMC hopes the acquisition will take the best of Aveksa to improve RSA’s portfolio in enterprise, cloud and mobile access. more»
Lenovo and EMC recently cuddled up in a joint venture and the first LenovoEMC branded products are already hitting the market. However, as a side effect Lenovo is also rebranding some of its other storage products.
The Iomega brand seems destined for the bargain bin. more»
Eaton has got chummy with EMC, with the diversified industrial manufacturer announcing it has joined the EMC Technology Partner Program.
It says it hopes to use the developmental resources provided in the program to design integrated power management services that help IT and data centre companies to enhance uptime and business continuity. more»