Author Archives: John MacDonald

Open Source Organizations


Today’s leaders know that speed and agility are the keys to any company’s success, and yet many are frustrated that their organizations can’t move fast enough to stay competitive. As the pace accelerates, how do you inspire people’s energy and creativity? How do you collaborate with customers, vendors, and partners to keep your organization on the cutting edge? What kind ... Read More »

Tech Data Canada Signs Agreement with Aruba


Delivering Next-Generation Networking Solutions to Solution Providers across Canada Mississauga, ON – June 20, 2016 –Tech Data Canada, a leading distributor of IT products, logistics management and other value-added services, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, to distribute Aruba’s mobile-first line of networking products to solution providers across Canada. These products ... Read More »

Relayware Simplifies Partnering Process With New Version of Partner Relationship Management Software


Relayware’s Recent Updates Deliver a New User Experience, 360 Degree View of Partner Relationships and Closer Integration With Other Business Applications  Jersey City, New Jersey and OXFORD, England — June 20, 2016 — Relayware, a Partner Relationship Management (PRM) software provider that accelerates channel revenue growth, today announced a series of updates to its comprehensive PRM system, Relayware 2016. Relayware’s ... Read More »



Q2 2016 The Cybersecurity Market Report is published quarterly by Cybersecurity Ventures. We cover the business of cybersecurity, including market sizing and industry forecasts from consolidated research by IT analyst firms, emerging trends, cybercrime, employment, the federal sector, notable M&A, venture capital and corporate investments, IPO activity, and more. MARKET SIZING & PROJECTIONS Cybersecurity Ventures projects $1 trillion will be ... Read More »

Seagate enters Rackmount NAS Market with 8 and 4-bay 1U units

Seagate Technology has entered the rackmount NAS market with its own branded products aimed at SMBs.  These new Seagate Rackmount Business Storage offerings include 8-bay and 4-bay 1U rackmount form factors, and scale from 4 TB up to 32 TB in capacity.   While Seagate has been in the NAS market since it acquired Maxtor in 2006, and entered the business ... Read More »

EMC unveils next-gen VNX systems

Michael Kerr, director of channels for EMC Canada EMC has made a series of major announcements which not only announce new products, but significant new technological advancements which underlay them. And for the channel, the real heart of the announcement is the launch of a completely new range of midrange-focused VNX unified storage systems that represent a quantum technology leap over ... Read More »

Nimble Storage signs first North American distribution agreement with Avnet

Kristin Carnes, Director of Worldwide Channel Sales at Nimble Storage. San Jose-based  Nimble Storage, which makes flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, has announced its first North American distribution agreement, with Avnet Technology Solutions. The deal will see  Nimble’s SmartStack converged infrastructure solutions made available to Avnet solution providers in the U.S. and Canada. The two companies are also discussing possible distribution of ... Read More »

Veeam makes major changes to refocus its channel

Veeam Software, which makes backup, replication and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Windows Server Hyper-V, has announced updates and enhancements to its reseller program in North America. The changes are designed to refocus Veeam’s large channel and improve its effectiveness.”This is a significant revision to our program,” said Bill Botti, Veeam Vice President of North American Sales, an ... Read More »

Imation unveils next-gen Nexsan NST6000 platform

Bill Schilling, marketing director at Imation Oakdale Minnesota-based storage and security vendor Imation, which acquired storage vendor Nexsan late last year, has announced the next-generation version of Nexsan’s unified hybrid storage platform, the NST6000 and the first model in the family the NST6530. The NST6000 platform adds Fibre Channel support and ramps up performance and scalability. Imation also announced the ... Read More »

Skyera announces next gen skyEagle flash arrays with sub-HDD pricing

Radoslav Danilak, Skyera’s founder and CEO Flash storage vendor Skyera has announced the skyEagle series, all-Flash enterprise storage arrays which combine very high capacity with a price breakthrough that brings the price down to $1.99 per GB – less than the cost of spinning disks. Last year’s system – skyHawk – used 19 nm NAND Flash and  at $2.99 per GB ... Read More »