Nutanix makes its play for the enterprise cloud

LAS VEGAS – At the .NEXT Conference Nutanix saw another growth spurt from its hyper-converged roots towards the enterprise cloud. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform now enables data centres the ability to replicate

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

HDS adds new features to storage line for monetizing data

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has taken a new approach to introducing new features for its Virtual Storage Platform G series released last year. Instead of publicizing the new specs HDS is positioning the

Published on: April 26th, 2016 CDN Staff

Avnet now offers VMware on IBM Cloud and IBM Connections Cloud

IT distributor Avnet has announced it is offering VMware on IBM Cloud through the Avnet Cloud Marketplace as well as IBM Connections Cloud. This announcement follows a new strategic partnership that the VMware

Published on: April 22nd, 2016 CDN Staff

Intel getting closer to the cloud

Intel made several cloud-based announcements today in an attempt to aid the channel in deploying scalable cloud services. The chip making giant has introduced the Xeon E5-2600 v4 line based on 14nm process

Published on: April 1st, 2016 CDN Staff

HPE unveils hyper-converged solution, says Canada has smaller prospects for composable infrastructure

If you've followed our coverage of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's announcements regarding composable infrastructure, also known as Synergy, being the successor of sorts to hyper-converged infrastructure, you may be wondering whether the latter is

Published on: March 18th, 2016 Dave Yin

CDN’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2015 – No 23: Eric Gales

Eric Gales, a perennial CDN Top 25 Newsmaker, would admit he had an uneven year in 2015. Gales left the leadership of VMware Canada in a unique way. VMware embarked on a North

Published on: February 29th, 2016 CDN Staff

IBM makes major strategic alliance with VMware

LAS VEGAS - Users of VMware Inc.’s software-defined data centre stack will soon be able to push their workloads off-premises and onto IBM’s cloud network, comprised of 45 different data centres worldwide, the

Published on: February 23rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Here’s what’s coming in VMware’s AirWatch 8.3 update

VMware has announced update 8.3 of its AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform. With the update comes support for VMware's Workspace ONE app, which manages app access and reduces the need for passwords. The

Published on: February 17th, 2016 CDN Staff

VMware unveils vRealize Suite 7

VMware has unveiled vRealize Suite 7, which includes Operations 6.2, Log Insight 3.3, Automation 7 and Business for Cloud 7. The solution is designed to help customers provision and manage compute, storage, network and application

Published on: February 11th, 2016 CDN Staff

The recurring revenue model did not become mainstream in Canada in 2015: VMware

VMware has had a big year.  From a partnership on hybrid cloud with Avaya, the launch of a new professional services partner program and a move to a regional structure followed by the departure

Published on: December 17th, 2015 Dave Yin

Lenovo does software?

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Lenovo is offering software. That’s not a typo. Lenovo is looking to sign up channel partners for its Unified Workspace solution, once known as Stoneware webNetwork. Stoneware was acquired by

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Dell to step up on channel financing

AUSTIN, TEX. - Frank Vitagliano has seen it before in the channel. The cost of capitalizing a solution provider business has gone up and up. Vitagliano, the vice president of channel sales for

Published on: October 23rd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Amazon Web Services hires first Canadian leader

Eric Gales has returned. The embattled chief executive has landed the country manager post at Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Canadian subsidiary. When we last checked in with Gales he left the role of

Published on: October 5th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Follow Friday: VDI experts to follow Twitter

For this week’s CDN #FollowFriday, we are showcasing experts in virtual desktop infrastructure that could share best practices, challenges and developments. First up is is Douglas Brown, founder of DABCC, a virtualization news source.

Published on: October 1st, 2015 CDN Staff