Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • February 29, 2012 29 Feb'12

    Westcon reveals Jeremy Butt as new EMEA chief

    Former Avaya worldwide channel boss Jeremy Butt is heading to convergence distie Westcon to take charge of its newly-integrated EMEA unified comms, security and AME business. Butt left Avaya in January after nearly four years in charge of the ...

  • February 28, 2012 28 Feb'12

    Broadband VARs well-placed to ease recovery, says Eclipse

    Business ISP Eclipse Internet is urging the channel to position broadband connectivity as a key element of the economic recovery, saying that robust internet access will be vital as small businesses look to grow over the coming months and years.

  • February 28, 2012 28 Feb'12

    Apple hot on BlackBerry's heels in corporate BYOD race

    The latest Reality Checker report from The Corporate IT Forum reveals that BlackBerry still leads the corporate smartphone market but with growth in the use of consumer products, Apple is nipping ever closer at its heels, writes Linda Endersby.

  • February 24, 2012 24 Feb'12

    Colt sales down despite strong managed services performance

    Network and cloud integrator Colt has booked a slight decline in sales at the end of its financial 2011, with strong growth in nascent managed services sales not yet enough to offset declines on voice.

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    Comstor gets Cisco UCS B-Series configurator nod

    Specialist Cisco distributor Comstor has been globally certified as a UCS B-Series Authorised Configurator, allowing it to create custom-build offerings for the channel, collaborating with both Cisco Authorised Technology Providers and Unified ...

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    ANS sales show impact of Infrastructure 3.0 strategy

    Managed services provider ANS says it has doubled its six-month sales off the back of growing take up of its Cisco UCS, NetApp and VMware-focused Infrastructure 3.0 datacentre proposition in both the public and private sectors.

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    Refreshed Silver Peak partner programme unveiled

    WAN optimisation vendor Silver Peak is rolling out a new channel partner programme adding sales, marketing and training tools with the objective of growing its worldwide business.

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    Arbor planted in Exclusive field

    In a move reflecting the growing threat of DDOS attacks, whether by high-profile political activists, national intelligence agencies, or plain old cybercriminals, Arbor Networks has taken its first steps into the world of two-tier channel building.

  • February 20, 2012 20 Feb'12

    BYOD drives demand for UC and collaboration spending

    Unified comms and collaboration has edged past cloud and virtualisation as the technology most in demand from IT directors as the bring your own device (BYOD) trend starts to have serious implications on infrastructure.

  • February 20, 2012 20 Feb'12

    Six Degrees snaps up Ultraspeed

    Mid-market data service provider Six Degrees has been quick to start delivering on its buy-and-build acquisition drive just months after outlining its intentions to grow.

  • February 17, 2012 17 Feb'12

    Avaya IPO date tabled for April, losses narrow

    After a series of delays Avaya's impending IPO, first announced last summer, now looks set to take place in April, according to sources close to the firm.

  • February 17, 2012 17 Feb'12

    Peer 1 migrates to greener pastures

    PEER 1 Hosting, the global online IT hosting provider has completed migration of over 1,600 devices and over 120TB of SAN data from its Fleet location to its new 5,372 square metre green datacentre in Portsmouth.

  • February 16, 2012 16 Feb'12

    Woolhead completes ZyXEL channel line-up

    Broadband networking vendor ZyXEL has appointed former Cisco SMB channel man Andrew Woolhead as its new channel account manager, completing a four strong channel-focused line-up.

  • February 15, 2012 15 Feb'12

    Apple and Samsung slug it out at top of smartphone market

    Apple and Samsung are locked in an epic battle for domination of the smartphone market, shipping 34.4 and 34 million units respectively in the last quarter of 2011, according to Gartner.

  • February 13, 2012 13 Feb'12

    Nimans VARs get the Lync effect

    Comms distie Nimans is attempting to boost channel expertise around Microsoft's Lync unified comms portfolio, and has teamed up with SaaS provider SIPCOM to run a series of training events as part of a "spring offensive".