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IBM Layoffs 2018: 10,000 Staff Cuts in Global Technology Services (GTS)?

IBM may lay off 10,000 employees from the Global Technology Services (GTS) team, according to a report about alleged IBM staff cut plans from The Register.

Veeam Data Protection, Business Continuity Gain Enterprise Momentum

Veeam’s enterprise revenues surge, but Channel Chief Kevin Rooney must balance SMB backup relationships with MSPs & CSPs to head off Datto & StorageCraft.

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Data Center Mergers and Acquisitions: 2017 Deals, Spending Set Buyout Record

Suitors spent more than $20 billion on data center mergers and acquisitions in 2017, a big annual M&A record, according Synergy Research Group.

CenturyLink Names Dell EMC, Level 3 Veterans to Executive Posts

CenturyLink hires Dell EMC veteran Gaurav Chand as EVP of marketing & names Level 3 veteran Shaun Andrews as EVP of product management. Here’s what’s next.

Multi-Cloud Management Research Finding: It’s All in the Planning

The biggest challenges to multi-cloud management involve people, planning, processes and more, according to VMware & MIT Technology Review research.

CyrusOne Buys European Data Center Zenium for 18X EBITDA

CyrusOne acquires Zenium Euopean data centers for a lofty 18-times annualized adjusted EBITDA — though the valuation figure includes several qualifiers.

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 R3 Offers Centralized Data Management, Partner Push

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 R3 delivers centralized data management for CSP & MSP partners. Channel Chief Kevin Rooney reinforces enterprise alliances.

ConvergeOne Acquires Microsoft, Cisco Partner AOS; Preps for IPO

ConvergeOne acquires Alexander Open Systems (AOS), a Microsoft & Cisco Systems partner with managed services expertise. ConvergeOne will pursue an IPO.

Equinix Acquires Metronode; Gains 10 Australia Data Centers

Equinix acquires Metronode for US$792 million, gaining 10 data center facilities across Australia while expanding its Asia-Pacific footprint.

Avaya Emerges From Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Partner Focus Intact

Avaya completes debt restructuring, emerges from chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, maintains channel partner focus & preps Avaya Engage 2018 conference.