Lenovo introduces data centre channel program

Lenovo Group Ltd. will be offering its North American data centre channel partners more benefits and recognition through an innovative new loyalty program. The company released its Data Centre Program, which will aim to

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How to keep your company running during an emergency (continued)

In my previous blog, I discuss the emergency preparedness techniques all companies must know in order to survive an unexpected disaster. I continue the discussion here. Regular execution and testing of emergency plans

Published on: October 28th, 2016 Nabeel Sherif

CIO Census a big hit with channel partners at 2016 CEAs

TORONTO - A packed room of top solution provider executives heard the new findings from the latest CIO Census from CDN sister publication Canadian CIO magazine. The presentation was given by ITWC CIO

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

AWS Canada outlines cloud-first model for tomorrow

TORONTO – Amazon Web Services plans to unveil its first data centre and regional office in Montreal at the start of 2017. The company has already set up shop in Canada in late

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Tech Data opens up an IoT practice

TORONTO – When you look at the scope of the Internet of Things or the Internet of Everything you get a lot of numbers; numbers in the trillions of dollars. For example, Cisco

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

New Microsoft Canadian data centres to align with Ingram Micro

NASHVILLE, TENN. – As Microsoft Canada readies two data centres for launch in the Canadian market (early 2016) the software powerhouse has confirmed a partnership for the two new facilities with Ingram Micro

Published on: November 20th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft Canada to open Toronto and Quebec data centres

Microsoft Canada called it a cloud touch down in Canada. The software giant plans to have commercial cloud services from Canada featuring Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online. They will be delivered from Toronto and

Published on: June 2nd, 2015 CDN Staff

Top 100 solution provider introduces new hosting solutions

The parent company of Mississauga, Ont.-based Forsythe Technology Canada has created a hosting solutions division that will combine the company’s managed security services and its managed hosting services into one. The new division

Published on: April 24th, 2015 CDN Staff

Equinix says channel should rent the data centre of the future

Yesterday I got an exclusive tour of Equinix's first Canadian state-of-the-art data centre in Toronto. My first impression of the 242,000 sq. ft. facility is that's it very impressive. Equinix is calling the

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Network gear vendor ships SDN starter kit

Software-defined networking company Big Switch Networks Inc. has shipped its first batch data centre switching fabric on bare metal Ethernet switch hardware and SDN software. Called the Big Cloud Fabric (BCF), Big Switch

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

New power platform measures energy consumption of data centres

Power and cooling vendor Eaton announced new management capabilities for data centres and colocation facilities that can measure energy consumption and control power at the outlet levels. Called the ePDU, its Eaton’s third-generation

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 CDN Staff

IBM Canada to build federal data centre

Shared Services Canada (SSC), has selected IBM Canada to provide and manage one of the seven data centres SSC is consolidating as part of the Canadian government’s multi-year plan to slash the number

Published on: October 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian cloud firm expands managed services capabilities

Cloud hosting company CentriLogic of Toronto has launched a new business unit that will deliver virtualization, data centre consolidation and managed IT solutions to customers around the world. CentriLogic, which has facilities in

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Dell Cookin’ IT Right event serves up SDN with a side of BBQ

“Sell the sizzle not the steak” is an old saying in the marketing biz, but channel partners and their customers got to the meat (figuratively and literally) of software defined networking at this

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Nestor Arellano