Articles By Paolo Del Nibletto

Software-defined storage disrupts the market

The promise of software-defined storage (SDS) is that it will substantially lower upfront costs for enterprise storage. However, before SDS becomes a big market disruptor vendors have to work on solidifying what the total cost of ownership

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Hybrid backup vendor enters the channel

Washington – Carbonite has for many years sold hybrid backup and recovery products direct since 2006. In that time, the Boston-based company has backed up more than 100 billion files and restored a

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StorageCraft and NetGear team up for backup appliance

Washington – The recently concluded Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is a good place for partnerships to be born. Most of these partnerships happen with Microsoft. However, networking vendor NetGear and backup and recovery

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Turning software-defined networking into a channel service

In part two of this special interview with Armughan Ahmad, the vice president of Global Networking solutions for Dell, he outlines how software-defined networking is ushering in a new breed of IT. Ahmad was

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Software-defined networking hits the next wave of IT

At the recently concluded Dell/ITWC Cookin’ IT Right event in Toronto new knowledge about software-defined networking (SDN) was realized by many channel partners in attendance. Dell Canada’s position on the burgeoning SDN market is that

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Microsoft channel changes and how they impact Canada

Washington – The 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference has come to a close for another year. Next year the Worldwide Partner Conference will take place in mid-July in Orlando, Fla. No word on if

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IBM names an interim president for Canadian operation

CDN has learned American executive Dave Liederbach is in charge of IBM Canada on an interim bases. Liederbach is currently the GM of IBM’s U.S. eastern operations and reports to Phil Guido, the

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Microsoft CEO’s getting lean plan means 18,000 job cuts

Washington – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasn’t kidding yesterday during his keynote that the company needed to get leaner. Nadella announced on the last day of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference that he

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Satya Nadella outlines Microsoft’s mobile-first, cloud-first world

Washington - In what amounts to Satya Nadella’s coming out party for the channel, the new CEO of Microsoft told an audience of 16,000 channel partner executives at the Worldwide Partner Conference that

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IBM Canada president retires

CDN has learned through several sources including one internal that Dan Fortin has retired from the president’s position at IBM Canada. An IBM Canada source told CDN that it is business as usual

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NetApp partners with Microsoft on hybrid cloud offering

Washington – NetApp has introduced a private storage system for Microsoft Azure at the Worldwide Partner Conference. Previously NetApp only made this solution for creating hybrid cloud environments available for Amazon Web Services.

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Microsoft adds a fifth mega-trend: security

Washington – Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and Social Business have been listed by several high tech vendors for many years now. Well, Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO added security to that list at the

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Microsoft re-imagines the channel’s cloud investments

Washington - Microsoft got two things right yesterday during the opening of the Worldwide Partner Conference. The first was that they acknowledged their cloud strategy will be dependent on the channel ecosystem. And,

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Nominate your company’s rising star

CDN has embarked on recognizing outstanding new professionals in the channel. For the first time ever we are asking you, the leaders of the solution provider channel, to nominate women inside your organization

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto