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  • November 05, 2012 05 Nov'12

    Brocade adds Vyatta to software networking offer

    Brocade has forked out an undisclosed sum to acquire US-based network software expert Vyatta

  • October 24, 2012 24 Oct'12

    VMware profits dip as expenses rack up

    Although it booked growth across the board in licence and services revenues, VMware’s profits failed to keep pace with the runaway growth in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure in Q3

  • October 18, 2012 18 Oct'12

    Redstone gives Cambridge dedicated cloud

    Redstone has extended the cloud support it gives the City of Cambridge giving the university town a business network that spans across the town

  • 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

  • September 28, 2012 28 Sep'12

    Business issues rather than technical hold back cloud

    Customers are concerned about a range of issues incouding compliance and fear of contract lock-in as they weigh up the move to basing more of their IT in the cloud

  • September 27, 2012 27 Sep'12

    IBM ups support for MSPs in cloud push

    IBM has indicated it will offer more technical and financial support to managed service providers to encourage them to develop services based around its cloud platforms

  • September 26, 2012 26 Sep'12

    Cisco reacts to cloud changes with Master certification

    Cisco has introduced a Master Cloud Builder specialisation as it looks to generate more resellers capable of selling a wide ranging solution to meet customer needs

  • September 25, 2012 25 Sep'12

    Rise appoints channel head to support reseller cloud moves

    Rise has appointed Sue MacDermott as head of channel with a brief to help more resellers make the transition to the cloud as it looks to get more business through existing partners

  • September 21, 2012 21 Sep'12

    Oracle sees hardware decline, SaaS shine

    Oracle has once again seen its quarterly hardware sales tumbling, and the decline only looks set to continue as the vendor struggles to turn around its Sun business

  • September 21, 2012 21 Sep'12

    Phoenix calls for closer scrutiny of cloud SLAs

    With cloud sales on the rise the potential for confusion over delivery has also increased leading to Phoenix to call for greater understanding and clarity around SLAs

  • September 19, 2012 19 Sep'12

    Cloud growth a wake up for the channel

    Recent figures showing strong growth in adoption of hosted applications and services in recent months should spur reseller activity in this area

  • September 17, 2012 17 Sep'12

    Cloud adoption speeding up

    Adoption of cloud applications and services has speeded up over the last nine months as more customers start to embrace the technology

  • September 07, 2012 07 Sep'12

    Getronics treats itself with €10m investment

    Aurelius, the German backer of services player Getronics, is to plough €10m (£8m) into the business to smooth its internal processes and help it better address its customers’ needs.

  • September 03, 2012 03 Sep'12

    Cloud still a foreign concept to many Europeans

    The BSA has discovered that across Europe there are mixed attitudes towards the cloud but the majority of users have little understanding of the technology

  • August 20, 2012 20 Aug'12

    Level 3 boosts UK datacentre capacity

    Comms services provider Level 3 is adding to its UK enterprise datacentre capacity to support international business requirements.

  • August 17, 2012 17 Aug'12

    Greater cloud transparency needed to boost sales

    The Cloud Industry Forum has called more transparency from those selling the technology in an effort to get sales moving in the right direction

  • August 16, 2012 16 Aug'12

    Gartner calls time on peak of cloud hype

    The cloud has passed its peak in terms of hype and is now set for a period of more realistic expectations before becoming mainstream

  • August 16, 2012 16 Aug'12

    Melbourne gives iomart Manchester base

    Cloud hosting specialist iomart Group has acquired Manchester-based hosting firm Melbourne Server Hosting, giving it a physical presence in north-west England for the first time.

  • August 14, 2012 14 Aug'12

    Microsoft winning the cloud battle

    Microsoft's cloud offerings are winning the attentions of customers more than those of Google and Amazon according to the latest Pearlfinders IT Index

  • August 08, 2012 08 Aug'12

    Rackspace profits from hosted demand

    Growing demand for hosted cloud services has pushed quarterly revenues at sector bellwether Rackspace up 29% year-on-year to $319m (£203.7m), while net profit of $25m was up 49%.

  • August 03, 2012 03 Aug'12

    Resellers must discuss hidden cloud costs

    The cloud might appear to be flexible and better value but IT industry group ISACA has warned there are hidden costs that could trip customers up

  • August 02, 2012 02 Aug'12

    intY looks for channel growth post acquisition

    Following its acquisition by Weather the cloud specialist intY is looking to grow the number of resellers it works with in the channel

  • July 30, 2012 30 Jul'12

    Games should boost cloud and video conferencing

    The Olympic Games has put a strain on the transport system but as remote working increases so should the interest in cloud and video conferencing

  • July 26, 2012 26 Jul'12

    Cloud delivering growth for Citrix

    Citrix has shown that the cloud business continues to be a profitable one with climbs in both income and revenue in its second quarter

  • July 19, 2012 19 Jul'12

    BSA exposes cloud application license abuse

    The BSA has discovered that firms are sharing log-in credentials for cloud applications between staff in a move that would violate license agreements

  • July 16, 2012 16 Jul'12

    Claranet sounds warning over cloud worries

    Customer worries about the cloud continue to persist and resellers must be aware of the concerns that linger over the technology among users

  • 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 08, 2012 08 Jul'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 6 July 2012

    Our weekly round-up of the top 10 most read stories here on MicroScope.co.uk

  • July 06, 2012 06 Jul'12

    Citrix joins Cloud Industry Forum

    Citrix has signed up to the Cloud Industry Forum, joining the likes of Microsoft and VMware.

  • July 04, 2012 04 Jul'12

    Arrow ECS takes wraps off ArrowSphere

    Distributor becomes the latest to unveil cloud strategy with an aggregation and brokerage platform ArrowSphere launching to UK resellers from next week and then across Europe

  • July 04, 2012 04 Jul'12

    Cloud spending set to rise as users seek savings

    TechTarget research into customer buying intentions reveals that almost three quarters of customers are planning to roll out a cloud investment in the next two years seeking efficiency gains and cost savings

  • July 03, 2012 03 Jul'12

    Embotics V-Commander VARs in services push

    Virtualisation and automated cloud management specialist Embotics has rolled out a new programme to help its partner community build a services business around its flagship V-Commander product.

  • 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 01, 2012 01 Jul'12

    MicroScope's Top Stories, week ending 29 June 2012

    Our weekly run-down of the most viewed stories on MicroScope.co.uk

  • 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 27, 2012 27 Jun'12

    Private cloud spending set for impressive growth

    IDC has released figures showing that private cloud technology will grow at an annual compound growth rate of 23% across Western Europe in the next four years

  • 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.

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