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  • October 23, 2012 23 Oct'12

    Veeam signs up 1000th partner

    Virtualisation specialist Veeam has reached 1000 partners in the UK as it continues to build its channel base looking to recruit more Microsoft resellers

  • October 22, 2012 22 Oct'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 19 October 2012

    Our regular look back at the most popular ICT channel news stories from the past week

  • October 19, 2012 19 Oct'12

    Skills gap holding back big data moves

    IBM has carried out an extensive survey of the state of the UK market in relation to big data discovering that a skills gap is holding back some customers

  • October 18, 2012 18 Oct'12

    Big data on the move

    SAP has discovered that there is more of an acceptance of the value of big data but its full potential could be undermined as employees struggle to make full use of big data tools

  • October 08, 2012 08 Oct'12

    Storage bottleneck should be concern for VMworld partners, says Avere

    As VMworld Europe 2012 begins in Barcelona, NAS specialist Avere has warned that storage ‘bottlenecks’ in virtualised systems are becoming a serious worry

  • October 05, 2012 05 Oct'12

    Greater investment needed to reap virtualisation ROI

    Resellers should be advising customers to build on their virtualisation investments if they want to achieve greater return on the expenditure they have made on the technology

  • October 05, 2012 05 Oct'12

    Server market to grow despite maturity as datacentres, tablet use rises: Gartner

    Although the server market is mature it will experience strong growth through to 2015 as large customers such as Google, Amazon and Facebook fuel datacentre growth

  • October 02, 2012 02 Oct'12

    Cloud Distribution sets the Ball rolling

    Value added distie Cloud Distribution has named network veteran James Ball as its technical manager as it seeks to capitalise on its recent growth and move up “to the next level”

  • October 02, 2012 02 Oct'12

    Embotics sets out channel growth ambitions

    Virtualisation and cloud specialist Embotics has recruited an EMEA vice president who plans to use a two-tier channel model in the UK to drive growth plans

  • October 01, 2012 01 Oct'12

    Wick Hill adds Imation storage kit to SME offering

    Wick Hill has signed on to distribute Imation’s RDX removable hard disk storage and DataGuard NAS backup appliances in a nod to exponential growth in SME data storage requirements

  • October 01, 2012 01 Oct'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 28 September 2012

    Our regular look back at the most popular news stories from the past seven days on MicroScope.co.uk

  • September 28, 2012 28 Sep'12

    Ultrabook makers gobble up HDD supplies

    A growing appetite for ultrabook PCs is currently helping to boost the hard disk drive (HDD) supply market to record levels, according to analysts at IHS

  • September 26, 2012 26 Sep'12

    Acronis plans strategy shift to meet BYOD challenge

    Acronis has hired a former Red Hat executive to help it change strategy and move beyond its core backup and recovery markets

  • September 24, 2012 24 Sep'12

    Fujitsu, Arrow ECS to offer virtualised backup bundles

    Fujitsu has teamed up with Arrow ECS to launch a line of solutions designed to help resellers address end-user virtualised backup scenarios

  • September 24, 2012 24 Sep'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 21 September 2012

    Our regular look back at the most read stories from the past week on MicroScope.co.uk

  • September 19, 2012 19 Sep'12

    Mozy looks for SME growth with Arrow ECS

    Online storage specialist Mozy has expanded on its relationship with Arrow ECS getting the distributor to grow its share in the SME market

  • September 17, 2012 17 Sep'12

    Data centre complexity a growing problem

    The latest state of the nation report from Symantec has discovered that customers are struggling to cope with increasing data centre complexity

  • September 17, 2012 17 Sep'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 14 September 2012

    Our regular rundown of the most read stories of the past week on MicroScope.co.uk

  • September 14, 2012 14 Sep'12

    HDD or SSD debate heads to the cloud

    The appeal of solid state drives is something that cloud providers are going to have to start thinking more about as customers look for quick performance options

  • September 12, 2012 12 Sep'12

    Salford City Council offers cloud service to local businesses

    Salford City Council will offer a private cloud service to local businesses through a partnership with ANS Group

  • September 12, 2012 12 Sep'12

    Customers ramp up cloud and big data moves

    An EMC survey of customers has found that the next twelve months will be ones of IT transformation with an increasing number of firms embracing cloud and big data

  • September 11, 2012 11 Sep'12

    EMC UK boss vows to boost channel sales

    Storage giant EMC has told resellers at its Forum event in London that it will only sell to 150 accounts direct and its own staff will be penalised for targeting channel customers

  • September 07, 2012 07 Sep'12

    ECB disk storage grows slower than hoped

    Gartner’s data on the global external controller-based (ECB) disk storage market show that sector growth is falling short of previous expectations

  • September 07, 2012 07 Sep'12

    Channel interest helps NetApp extend cycling deal

    NetApp has highlighted the channel's interest and support of cycling as one of the primary reasons it is extending its sponsorship of its professional team

  • September 05, 2012 05 Sep'12

    Tech Data pounces on SDG in £219m deal

    Tech Data has swallowed up SCH’s distribution business, SDG, in a deal valued at around £219m to augment its enterprise distribution unit, Azlan and strengthen its wider broadline capabilities.

  • September 03, 2012 03 Sep'12

    Veeam gets evangelical about branding

    Virtualisation specialist Veeam is using an EMEA evangelist position to get the message out about its branding and to increase the support for partners

  • September 03, 2012 03 Sep'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 31 August 2012

    Our weekly run down of the top 10 most read stories on MicroScope.co.uk.

  • August 30, 2012 30 Aug'12

    2e2 duets with Violin Memory

    2e2 has partnered up with flash memory vendor Violin Memory to help its customers access flash memory arrays.

  • August 29, 2012 29 Aug'12

    Thai floods just a memory for resurgent WD

    Six months after losing its hard disk drive crown to Seagate when its Thai facilities were flooded, Western Digital (WD) is again sitting pretty on top of the global hard disk drive market.

  • August 29, 2012 29 Aug'12

    ANS proclaims i3 FlexPod architecture massive success

    Manchester-based services provider ANS Group has proclaimed its Infrastructure 3.0 (i3) proposition a rip-roaring success after powering to record profits and sales during the financial year ending 31 March.

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    ISO accreditation for CompTIA and SNIA

    IT skills certification provider, CompTIA, and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) have had their CompTIA Storage+ powered by SNIA certification accredited by the ISO.

  • August 23, 2012 23 Aug'12

    HP plunges to $8.9bn loss

    Hewlett-Packard has posted an enormous $8.9bn (£5.6bn) loss in the third quarter of its fiscal 2012.

  • August 22, 2012 22 Aug'12

    Dell taps HP’s Haas as PC revenues fade fast

    In a clear signal of its future intentions Dell has hired ex-HP Networking boss Marius Haas to run its enterprise unit, as its PC business struggles.

  • August 17, 2012 17 Aug'12

    Brocade boss bails on a high

    Longstanding Brocade CEO Michael Klayko has decided to call it a day after the networking and storage firm posted across the board rises in sales and operating and net profit.

  • August 16, 2012 16 Aug'12

    NetApp numbers dip as weak economy takes its toll

    NetApp has been a victim of ongoing economic uncertianty with its numbers hitting guidance but being short of the sort of income it was delivering last year

  • August 15, 2012 15 Aug'12

    EMC offers disties assembly role

    EMC is offering distribution partners the chance to become authorised assembly centres for some of its storage, backup and data deduplication products

  • August 14, 2012 14 Aug'12

    SMEs in ICO firing line

    Small firms could be caught out by a more aggressive Information Commissioners Office if they fail to look after their data and customer information securely

  • August 09, 2012 09 Aug'12

    Weak Europe hurts Avnet

    Weak economic conditions across EMEA hit Avnet in the second half of the distributor's fiscal year

  • August 01, 2012 01 Aug'12

    NAS product of choice on storage front

    TechTarget research has revealed that NAS remains the most popular storage hardware for customers

  • July 26, 2012 26 Jul'12

    Symantec calls time on Salem's stint as CEO

    Symantec has changed its CEO as it looks to take the firm forward after reporting just a single percent increase in revenue for its first fiscal quarter

  • July 25, 2012 25 Jul'12

    Fujitsu raises the bar for virtual desktop

    Fujitsu has made the move to offer resellers higher margins on its FUTRO range of thin clients

  • July 23, 2012 23 Jul'12

    Infortrend announces another reach to SME Market

    Infortrend continues to expand its channel line-up adding CCI Disribution to its roster

  • July 20, 2012 20 Jul'12

    Fujitsu boosts channel team with new appointment

    Fujitsu has hired a former HDS executive to develop reseller relationships and help drive its channel growth

  • July 18, 2012 18 Jul'12

    EMC shuffles board to look for growth

    EMC has moved the head of VMware and promoted its CFO as it looks to get more growth and keep the storage and virtualisation vendor on track to meet its targets

  • July 18, 2012 18 Jul'12

    Huge investment needed for connected devices boom

    Brocade has warned that significant data centre investment is needed to support the explosion in connected devices

  • July 17, 2012 17 Jul'12

    Big Data and environment policies impact Datacentres

    Some of the challenges facing those running data centres have been revealed by surveys highlighting the problems posed by high volumes of data and green legislation

  • July 17, 2012 17 Jul'12

    Infortrend takes on Hypertec to grow SME market

    Infortrend has appointed distributor Hypertec to sell its NAS products into the SME market to take advantage of strong demand from that customer base

  • July 11, 2012 11 Jul'12

    Avere plans for UK growth with VC backing

    NAS optimisation specialist Avere Systems plans to grow its UK operations and recruit more resellers after its latest $20m round of VC funding

  • July 10, 2012 10 Jul'12

    Western Digital urges VARs to sell beyond HDD price, capacity

    Western Digital is promising to address some of the channel’s frustrations around being able to effectively market HDD technology.

  • July 10, 2012 10 Jul'12

    XOR hires Breen to drive growth

    XOR Professional Services has hired former Azlan executive Joe Breen to drive its partner sales and help it meet ambitious growth targets

  • July 10, 2012 10 Jul'12

    On Direct powers up cloud services expansion

    Cloud services provider On Direct has embarked on a partner recruitment drive as it prepares to deliver a series of enhancements to its Cloud Direct offering.

  • July 02, 2012 02 Jul'12

    Avnet polishes off Magirus

    Five years after it bought its enterprise IT distribution business, Avnet has returned to the table to acquire the remainder of datacentre solutions distributor Magirus.

  • July 02, 2012 02 Jul'12

    Avnet makes cuts in the North

    Avnet Technology Solutions is set to close its Leeds office as it consolidates its Northern operations and has announced that Paul Cook is stepping down from his general sales role.

  • June 29, 2012 29 Jun'12

    The cloud pitch should be slow and steady

    Resellers selling cloud services should not rush customers and should consider starting with a service like backup as a springboard to further applications

  • June 26, 2012 26 Jun'12

    ComputerLinks adds NextIO to data centre portfolio

    ComputerLinks adds to its data centre product portfolio after being signed up by US vendor NextIO.

  • June 26, 2012 26 Jun'12

    Comstor plants flag in Cisco, NetApp FlexPod environment

    Cisco-specialist Comstor has revealed it is to sell Cisco and NetApp's FlexPod datacentre architecture in EMEA after being handed distribution rights to the converged networking, server and storage solution.

  • June 25, 2012 25 Jun'12

    Consumer cloud new service provider opportunity, says Gartner

    Cloud providers may soon be able to consider adding a new string to their bow in the shape of consumer cloud services, as home users begin to turn to the cloud to store photos, videos and other content.

  • June 19, 2012 19 Jun'12

    Prosumer networkers new target for Western Digital

    Storage vendor Western Digital (WD) has stepped outside its traditional comfort zone after launching a new line of high-end prosumer-targeted routing equipment, dubbed My Net.

  • June 15, 2012 15 Jun'12

    ANS among first to nab elite Cisco NetApp FlexPod badge

    Networking and cloud integrator ANS has become one of the first Cisco and NetApp partners in the UK, alongside DiData and Logicalis, to be named to the vendors' joint FlexPod Premium Partner Framework.

  • June 14, 2012 14 Jun'12

    Dell to channel: resistance is futile

    Michael Dell has said that Dell's portfolio has grown so broad that there is now "not a question" of whether or not resellers are going to have a relationship with it but "a question of when and how".

  • June 07, 2012 07 Jun'12

    Coraid appointment to target EMEA growth

    Ethernet SAN specialist Coraid has appointed former Isilon Systems northern EMEA boss Peter Godden as its new senior director of EMEA in an attempt to replicate the recent tenfold growth it has seen in its US operation.

  • June 07, 2012 07 Jun'12

    Ingram gets Crucial and Lexar brands

    Micron's Crucial and Lexar memory and storage brands are being added to Ingram Micro's line-up in a bid to increase the firm's exposure to the UK channel.

  • June 01, 2012 01 Jun'12

    Nutanix commences Euro channel blitz with SDG signing

    'SAN-free' datacentre specialist Nutanix has fetched up on European shores, announcing its first UK partners in the shape of distie SDG and solutions provider Kelway, as well as appointing former EMC andVMware operatives Alan Campbell as EMEA sales ...

  • May 25, 2012 25 May'12

    High capacity HDD sales helped by price reductions

    Western Digital has benefited as the prices of high capacity hard disc drives (HDD) start to return to pre-Thailand flood levels.

  • May 24, 2012 24 May'12

    HP slashes staff, restructures as profits plunge 31%

    HP has announced plans to ditch 27,000 jobs, or 8% of its workforce, and will embark on a radical restructuring programme in a bid to cut costs of between $3bn to $3.5bn (£1.9bn to £2.2bn) over the next two years.

  • May 24, 2012 24 May'12

    Channel given nod as NetApp delivers solid Q4

    The channel was highlighted as one of the reasons, along with its product portfolio, for the solid performance clocked up by storage player NetApp.

  • May 23, 2012 23 May'12

    Michael Dell pins Windows 8 hopes on consumer upgrades

    Michael Dell has spoken of his hopes for the upcoming launch of Microsoft Windows 8, saying that although enterprise buyers were still in the process of upgrading to Windows 7 and would tend to hold off, there were early signs of a massive refresh ...

  • May 22, 2012 22 May'12

    Partners top the agenda on day one of EMC World 2012

    Following last month's launch of its midmarket cloud infrastructure product VSPEX, EMC used the first day of its EMC World 2012 conference in Las Vegas to launch two new cloud practices within its Velocity Solution Provider Programme, and unveil a ...

  • May 15, 2012 15 May'12

    Xsigo Connections Partner programme launched

    Xsigo Systems has announced a new partner programme to recognise and support its growing network of global resellers as a companion initiative to its recent global expansion, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 15, 2012 15 May'12

    Column: In the kingdom of the blind, the one API man is king

    Is data the IT infrastructure's version of flab? Are great useless 'big' data files, a sort of information cholesterol, clogging the arteries of the network and blocking up the I/O interfaces?

  • May 14, 2012 14 May'12

    Daisy lifts wraps on underground Manchester hideout

    Comms and networking provider Daisy Group has poured a million pound investment in its Manchester city centre datacentre, adding more energy efficient technology to the underground facility that it claims could save it up to £25,000 a year.

  • May 11, 2012 11 May'12

    Regulatory pressures reveal poor risk management controls

    A recent survey shows that in times of increasing regulatory pressures only a third of businesses think they have robust processes in place to manage governance risk and compliance (GRC), writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 10, 2012 10 May'12

    Mozy backs up reseller programme with online portal

    Data protection provider Mozy, has taken the wraps off first online portal for resellers in the UK just days after it kicked off its channel programme, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 10, 2012 10 May'12

    NCC aims to reduce web attacks with .secure domain

    NCC Group has set up a separate business to deliver secure web infrastructure services to meet the growing need for watertight web surfing.

  • May 09, 2012 09 May'12

    In-depth: Many servers need better balancing

    Leigh Bradford looks at why the growth in the server market is fuelling the drive for load balancing among small and medium-sized enterprises - and why this is good news for those operating in the channel.

  • May 08, 2012 08 May'12

    Acronis blames downturn for poor disaster recovery strategy

    The Acronis Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index 2012 findings from the industrial sector have revealed that only 53% of respondents were confident they could recover quickly in the event of a disaster, writes Linda Endersby.

  • May 08, 2012 08 May'12

    In-depth: Dress servers up for sales success

    To succeed in an evolving server market, resellers must package up hardware and services to sell a complete solution.

  • May 04, 2012 04 May'12

    In-depth: What does the server market hold in store for 2012?

    2011 was a brisk year for server revenues, but the floods in Thailand and other issues brought final quarter figures down - so what lies in store for the market this year, asks Billy MacInnes The global server market looks like a pretty good place ...

  • May 03, 2012 03 May'12

    Mozy sticks Union Jack on VAR programme

    EMC-owned online backup specialist Mozy has unveiled a UK-specific version of its partner programme, with a Sterling price list and country specific lead generation and allocation at its core.

  • May 03, 2012 03 May'12

    Virtualisation spending rising on back of VDI demand

    The demand for virtualisation has started to head back to the levels enjoyed in 2010 as customers start to roll out desktop projects. For the first time in the best part of two years the market in Q2 showed a 5.4% increase in those IT ...

  • April 30, 2012 30 Apr'12

    WD meeting HDD demand as Thai floods become a memory

    The impact of the Thailand floods has finally become a historical issue for Western Digital as it revealed its operations had got to a point where they could now meet demand.

  • April 27, 2012 27 Apr'12

    Column: Data dieting for dummies

    You know you've got a problem when people start denying it, "You're not a fat company," your so called analyst friends will say, "You've just got big data." Big data. It's one of those weasel words they use to avoid embarrassment.

  • April 26, 2012 26 Apr'12

    Danish Debriefing courts Brocade, IBM resellers for UK launch

    StorageISV Debriefing is targeting partners of both Brocade and IBM with the UK launch of its cloud-based storage resource management (SRM) and monitoring tool Wizards Storage Portal.

  • April 18, 2012 18 Apr'12

    Dell recruits channel development director

    Dell has appointed a channel development director to mastermind growing the business the vendor gets from the top end of its reseller base.

  • April 17, 2012 17 Apr'12

    ComputerLinks extends storage portfolio with Infortrend

    Computerlinks continues to expand beyond its traditional security business bolstering its other lines with the signing of networked storage specialist Info trend.

  • April 12, 2012 12 Apr'12

    Stordis to push discount 10Gb Ethernet bundles

    Specialist high-performance storage networking distie Stordis is planning to help its resellers grab a larger slice of the 10GbE market, offering a 15% discount on integrated bundles comprised of Fujitsu, Dot Hill and Emulex kit.

  • April 11, 2012 11 Apr'12

    Egnyte takes aim at file-sharing rivals' market share

    Cloud file-sharing specialist Egnyte has hit out at its rivals, arguing that consumer-grade solutions from firms such as Drop box and Boxare unsuitable for business use. "The low-end and consumer market is saturated.

  • April 10, 2012 10 Apr'12

    Veeam targets legacy rivals with channel promo

    Veeam has taken the wraps off an aggressive promotion designed to help resellers prize users away from rival legacy backup products.

  • April 04, 2012 04 Apr'12

    HDD output back to pre-flood levels in the second half of 2012

    The Hard Disc Drive (HDD) market, hit hard by the floods in Thailand last year, should have got back to normal by the second half of this year.

  • March 28, 2012 28 Mar'12

    HDS will work with channel to make more noise in the market

    Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is planning to make more noise in the market and deepen its channel relationships as it looks to flex its muscles in the storage market.

  • March 16, 2012 16 Mar'12

    KACE grows channel to meet midmarket, BYOD opportunity

    Dell's systems management division, Dell KACE, is to expand its partner programme further in the coming months in order to capitalise on growing opportunities in the midmarket, as well as the anticipated move to Windows 8 and, naturally, BYOD.

  • March 06, 2012 06 Mar'12

    Iomega revamps channel support to drive NAS sales

    Storage specialist Iomega has made changes to its channel programmes around its network attached storage (NAS) products to encourage resellers to put more muscle behind the portfolio.

  • March 01, 2012 01 Mar'12

    Proact and NetApp team up for ISV service programme

    Storage and cloud reseller Proact has brought vendor partner NetApp in on a new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) programme to target its expanding base of ISV customers.

  • February 20, 2012 20 Feb'12

    Westcoast signs SanDisk to extend storage portfolio

    West coast has moved to bolster its storage portfolio after signing with SanDisk to carry the vendor's range of USB and SSD drives. The tie-up is being described as one that benefits both parties because SanDisk is looking to increase its share in ...

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