Author Archives: Robert Cohen

CA Technologies signs two System z management-related licensing and distribution agreements

 CA Technologies signs two System z management-related licensing and distribution agreements On Monday at SHARE’s bi-annual user conference for enterprise technology professionals, CA Technologies announced agreements with two separate Linux-focused companies to include their solutions in CA’s System z management offering.The companies are INNOVATION Data Processing, a leading Linux storage management company, and Velocity Software, a leading Linux performance management ... Read More »

Dell beefs up networking datacenter portfolio with Force10 acquisition

Dell has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire San Jose-based Force10 Networks, a high-performance datacenter networking vendor. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in late summer.”We are really excited we have reached a definitive agreement to acquire Force10,” said Brad Anderson, SVP, Enterprise Product Group, at Dell. “Networking is a ... Read More »

HP announces new converged Infrastructure solutions

At its HP Discover event in Las Vegas, HP has announced several industry-first Converged Infrastructure solutions, that improve enterprise agility by simplifying deployment and speeding IT delivery. They include new converged systems, new converged storage architecture, and a new class of HP Performance Optimized Data Centers.”The new solutions announced today extend the benefits of convergence to deliver new levels of ... Read More »

Avnet looks to boost partner FlexPod practices with new services to accelerate time to market

Distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has announced a joint initiative with Cisco and NetApp to provide reseller partners in the U.S. and Canada with new FlexPod services designed to both provide partners with a single source to order, and provide value-added assembling and testing to bring the products to the end-user faster.The new FlexPod services will both provide partners with a ... Read More »

Cisco introduces architectural specializations to channel program

Cisco has announced a significant change to its Channel Partner Program with the introduction of new architecture specializations for Borderless Networks, Collaboration and Data Center.”This is a really important change and an important evolution of our channel partner program,” said Ricardo Moreno, senior director, strategy, planning and programs at Cisco. “Architectures pull together technologies, processes and systems, and are also ... Read More »

Cisco announces refresh of full data center fabric

Cisco has announced a broad technology refresh that spans its entire Data Center Business Advantage portfolio, including the Cisco Nexus 7000 family, Nexus 5000 family, Nexus 3000, a new ultra-low latency platform, MDS storage switches, Unified Computing System, Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and its NX-OS comprehensive data center operating system.”This is all about evolving and integrating the data center ... Read More »

Changes coming to the data center

Data center space requirements could shrink dramatically before the decade is out, says analyst firm Gartner. They see four factors as being key in this trend: smarter designs, energy efficiency pressures (or green IT), the realities of high-density environments, and the potential of cloud computing.”In the world of IT, everything has cascade effects, and in data centers the traditional methods ... Read More »

Dramatic cloud growth highlights AFSCOM data center survey

Data center association AFCOM has announced the release of “The State of the Data Center,” a status report on data centers highlighting results from a survey of 358 data center managers from around the world.AFCOM conducted the survey to reveal how data centers are adapting to the most critical challenges, technologies and economic factors. This latest report proves top issues ... Read More »