Category: IT Infrastructure

SimpliVity Touts High Growth, Especially Via Cisco Partners

Hyper-converged infrastructure startup SimpliVity Monday said its business, especially sales of its software on the Cisco UCS server platform, has grown significantly over the past year. That growth, and an expected IPO sometime in the future, led to its hiring of a couple of executives to fill key roles as the company also invests heavily in expanding its workforce, said Doron Kempel, CEO of the Westborough, Calif.-based vendor.

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The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Few startups today want to be known as being focused on virtualization, because cloud computing is where the action is. Yet virtualization is the key enabling technology for cloud, and many startups are working on virtualizing storage, servers, networking, management and even user-profile information. Here CRN presents our picks for the coolest virtualization startups of 2015 so far. There’s some well-known names on this list, as well as some new ones.

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9 Ways Microsoft Is Transforming Its Channel

A sense of innovation and excitement permeated the opening day of Microsoft’s 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Fla. That’s an accomplishment given the world’s largest software company often bears a reputation for being stuffy and staid. But with new technologies Microsoft’s releasing to its channel, and a burgeoning ecosystem of tools and services coming from innovative third-party developers, partners genuinely seemed enthused about the future.

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How to Make Your Network Security Infrastructure Future-Ready

It is clear that today’s businesses require reliable network connectivity, and access to both corporate and Internet resources. Connections to and from business units, external customers and SOHOs are all equally important to ensure continuity. Business runs all day, every day, even in off hours. Most companies run operations around the clock, so it is important to realize that solid business continuity strategy and redundancy technology should be considered and implemented.

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CRN Exclusive: New Cisco Channel Chief Says ‘Change Is In Our Partners’ Best Interest’

New Cisco channel chief Wendy Bahr says partners need to embrace the changing landscape as the networking giant begins a new era with incoming CEO Chuck Robbins at the helm. Bahr, a 15-year Cisco veteran, will become the first female channel leader at the company starting July 27, replacing Bruce Klein, senior vice president of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization.

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The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2015 (So Far)

If you are a solution provider whose customers need to squeeze every bit of performance out of their data center infrastructures, boy, do storage vendors have something for you. SSD and all-flash storage array development has blossomed over the past couple of years, culminating in several major breakthroughs in the first half of 2015.

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Former Cisco CFO Lands At Red Hat

Cisco Systems’ former executive vice president and CFO, Frank Calderoni, has joined open-source software specialist Red Hat, effective Monday. Calderoni spent a decade working for the networking giant where he was responsible for managing the end-to-end financial strategy and operations at the San Jose, Calif., company, helping it to grow from $22 billion in revenue to $47 billion during his tenure.

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What a Motherboard Can Tell Us About the Future of Data Center Infrastructure

If you’re curious, you can see where the memory sockets are located here, but that’s not the correct answer. The right answer is: Long ago, we all decided that Intel was smart enough to figure out where it’s best to place components on its boards. While hardware partners may have some concerns, most end-user organizations couldn’t care less. We care about things like cost and SLA, but the motherboard hardware architecture is not that interesting.

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Six ways to lower IT infrastructure costs

It’s the right time for another round of IT cost-saving initiatives, and here are six areas where data center managers can reduce IT expenses. The recession of the last decade led businesses to tighten their belts and weather the economic storm, with projects including virtualization and consolidation, exploration of fledgling cloud technologies, centralizing data centers, rethinking the way software is developed and more.

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Partners: Dell Is Making Dramatic Gains In The Data Center

Dell’s aggressive enterprise offensive is paying off in big gains in the data center market as some solution providers are saying the company is displacing legacy competitors in a number of large accounts. According to Dell, Round Rock, Texas, the company’s North American Enterprise Systems Group partner business was up 28 percent year over year in its 2015 fiscal year, which ended Jan. 31.

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