News Briefs

HP unveils all-Flash 3PAR system, StoreOnce Virtual Storage Appliance

David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Division, HP  LAS VEGAS – HP has made some significant announcements in its Converged Storage portfolio at its HP Discover event here. The highlights were a solid-state optimized all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServe system, and a new HP StoreOnce Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) that delivers performance and low latency without compromising enterprise resiliency or adding ... Read More »

HP announces HAVEn Big Data analytics platform

Colin Mahony, SVP and GM, Vertica, at HP Discover Tuesday LAS VEGAS — At their HP Discover show here today, HP announced an expanded big data portfolio featuring a brand new big data analytics platform, the first integrated big data analytics solution built on it, and a new edition of the HP Vertica Community Edition.   “We are delighted to ... Read More »

HP moves beyond agency model for channel managed print services with new program

Bill Avey Vice President, Partner Managed Services, Printing and Personal Systems HP LAS VEGAS — At its HP Discover show, HP announced several new cloud-based printing solutions. One of them, the HP Managed Print Specialist Resell program, will be of particular interest to managed printing services specialists, because it significantly extends the HP Managed Print Services which are available to channel ... Read More »

Cisco announces updates to Cloud Services Reseller model

Bob Gault Vice President Cloud and Managed Services Partner Organization Cisco At the Cisco Partner Summit in Boston, the vendor has announced several updates to their Cloud Services Reseller model to provide Cloud resellers with new benefits. Partners have been asking for more details, incentives and enhancements to help them become Cloud Services Resellers, said Bob Gault, Vice President, Cloud and ... Read More »

Cisco announces new channel initiatives for midmarket

Andrew Sage Vice President, Worldwide Partner Lead  Cisco On Tuesday, at the Cisco Partner |Summit 2013 in Boston, Cisco placed an emphasis on the midmarket, which it defined as organizations with 100-1000 employees — a market it defined as spending an estimated $25 billion on technology and $30 billion on services by 2016; The company announced new channel investments in ... Read More »

Dell unveils “game-changer” enhancements to Compellent

Dell storage bosses Alan Atkinson (L) and Pete Korce (R) SAN JOSE — “This is probably the biggest series of storage launches in Dell’s history.” So said Alan Atkinson, one of the two vice presidents and general managers of Dell Storage, who jointly replaced Darren Thomas as the head of Dell Storage when Thomas left the company late last year. ... Read More »

New converged SMB PowerEdge VRTX aimed at ROBO and SMB space

Forrest Norrod, VP GM Dell’s Server Division SAN JOSE — At its Dell Enterprise Forum event here, Dell unveiled a new integrated solution — the PowerEdge VRTX — which it believes will bring enterprise-class converged technology to branch offices and the SMB space. “We believe it will take competitors more than a year to come close to such deep integration ... Read More »

Expansion of Oracle partnership strengthens Dell drive in enterprise

Marius Haa President Enterprise Solutions Dell SAN JOSE –At the Dell Enterprise Forum, Dell has announced the expansion of its strategic alliance with Oracle, which will see the two companies release a new x86 infrastructure offering that combines Dell hardware and Oracle software. It will become available in the second half of this year. “This is a unique and a ... Read More »

New converged SMB PowerEdge VRTX aimed at ROBO and SMB space

Forrest Norrod, VP and GM of Dell’s server division SAN JOSE — At its Dell Enterprise Forum event here, Dell unveiled a new integrated solution — the PowerEdge VRTX — which it believes will bring enterprise-class converged technology to branch offices and the SMB space. “We believe it will take competitors more than a year to come close to such ... Read More »

Avaya announces turnkey solution for midsize outbound contact centers

Mark Monday, VP of Product Management, Collaboration Platforms, Avaya Today, Avaya announced Avaya Outbound Contact Express, an all-new, turnkey solution for mid-size contact centers. “Avaya Outbound Contact Express is focused on a  portion of the market — spaces which are outbound only,” said Mark Monday, VP of Product Management, Collaboration Platforms at Avaya. “That’s one caveat of the solution, but also ... Read More »