Partnerships

Cloud Blurs The Definition Of A Partner

Grazed from CRN.  Author: Andrew R. Hickey.

The cloud has blurred the lines between IT and business and it has also spawned a host of different definitions highlighting exactly what is the cloud and who sells into it.

In a keynote presentation Monday at the Cloud Channel Summit in Mountain View, Calif., Amy Anderson, IBM (NYSE:IBM) Cloud Computing Partner Program manager, took the cloud definition-bending one step further and noted that the cloud is also single-handedly creating new camps of solution providers with different disciplines and specializations...

ATT.com eyes hybrid Oracle cloud computing

Grazed from SearchOracle.  Author: Mark Fontecchio.

AT&T is now accustomed to the bursts of traffic it gets on its site when, say, a new iPhone is announced. Problem is, its Oracle infrastructure isn’t flexible enough to scale up and down to accompany the peaks and valleys. So the company is considering partially moving its Oracle environment to cloud computing...

IU and Penguin Computing partner to provide secure cloud computing service

Grazed from Indiana University NewsRoom.  Author: PR Announcement.

Indiana University and Penguin Computing today (Nov. 2) announced a partnership to offer US researchers access to powerful shared computing resources in a secure environment. This type of service -- also known as on-demand or cloud computing -- lets individuals and organizations share the resources of large computing systems without individually purchasing and maintaining the costly equipment...

Rackspace Joins EMC Velocity Service Provider Partner Program

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Rackspace(R) Hosting /quotes/zigman/259867/quotes/nls/rax RAX +0.63% , the service leader in cloud computing, today announced it will expand its relationship with EMC by joining the EMC Velocity(TM) Service Provider Program to develop new cloud-based service offerings. The two companies have collaborated since 2001 to bring a full range of innovative solutions leveraging EMC's portfolio of information infrastructure products including virtual storage and a range of cloud-based data management services...

Huawei looks for cloud acquisitions, partnerships

Grazed from The Economic Times.  Author:  Editorial Staff.

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 network equipment maker, said it is open to acquiring and partnering companies with expertise in producing software for cloud computing...

Infosys kicks off its cloud drive with Microsoft partnership

Grazed from ComputerWeekly.  Author: Karl Flinders.

Infosys has accelerated its cloud computing drive through a deal with Microsoft that will see it combine its knowledge of business requirements with Microsoft's cloud computing technology platform.

The partnership, under which Infosys will combine its understanding of what businesses want with Microsoft's technology, will typify how cloud ecosystems will begin.

Microsoft will underpin the services with its Azure cloud technology, Microsoft private cloud and Office 365. Meanwhile, Infosys will act as a cloud integrator...

Egress Announces Technology Partnership with Global SaaS Provider MXSweep

Grazed from PR.com.  Author: PR Announcement.

Egress Software Technologies, an innovator in secure collaboration, announced today a technology partnership with SaaS provider MXSweep to incorporate email encryption into their service portfolio. With over 3,000 customers in 16 countries across the globe, MXSweep provides an extensive range of on-demand security services that includes email security, email content control & compliance, email disaster recovery, email & file archiving, and web and mobile security.

CA looks to cloud, tighter APAC partner network

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Kevin Kwang.

Fresh from a six-month break following his departure from Sun Microsystems, Lionel Lim is ready to start a new stint as Asia-Pacific president of CA Technologies (CA), where he hopes to push the IT management software company as a thought leader in the cloud arena as well as improve its channel partner ecosystem in the region.

Prior to his appointment, Lim had spent 20 years at Sun in various capacities, most notably, as president and COO of Sun Microsystems Asia-Pacific. Before Sun, he spent a decade at Hewlett-Packard.

With this track record for strong commitment to the companies he joins, now at CA, he says he is in it for the long-haul, too.

Orange, Cisco, EMC and VMware form cloud alliance

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author:  Jack Clark.

The alliance will offer a private cloud that can be deployed either on customers' sites or on Orange Business Services's (OBS) network, along with data backup, security-as-a-service and unified communications services. Cisco, EMC and VMware already have links as part of their tripartite Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition, which offers Vblock infrastructure services and products to enterprises.

Partnering with Microsoft: Good, Bad, or Something in Between?

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Sharon Florentine.

Love ’em or hate ’em, or something in between, there’s no denying that Microsoft is a powerful presence in the IT industry. From operating systems to office productivity suites to servers and virtualization, the company casts a long shadow over almost every area of information technology.