VMware Launches 5G Telco Cloud Platform
VMware’s 5G Telco Cloud Platform allows CSPs to roll out 5G networks and deploy apps and solutions more quickly.
5 Channel Observations: 13 Oct 2015
Today’s channel partner updates explore more Dell-EMC winners and losers; more MSP acquisitions; new roles for Amy Luby & Todd Hussey; & Asigra’s next move.
5 Channel Observations: 6 Oct 2015
Tuesday’s channel partner updates involve N-able’s next MSP moves; Amazon’s new IoT platform; business-side managed services; IBM’s latest acquisition and more.
Deja Vu: Great MSPs Are VARs
Some top managed services providers (MSPs) are reaching into their past to drive their businesses into the future. A case in point: Kevin Crowe’s career has come full-circle at Long View Systems. First, he played a key role as the company pushed into managed services. By 2011, he strongly influenced Long View’s push into cloud services. These days, he’s VP […]
Welcome to Your Future
Greetings and welcome to ChannelE2E. So why are we here? Why are you here? And what can we achieve together? Glad you asked. Come on in and let’s discuss the IT channel market — and where we’re all heading. For starters, here’s a bit about our company (After Nines Inc.), co-founded by Amy Katz and me. We have worked together (on […]
Cloud Backup Reinvented. Again
That headline is about two years overdue. Amid fierce competition and falling storage prices, cloud backup service providers have evolved their marketing messages, business models and channel solutions — pushing hard into so-called resilient infrastructure, business continuity and more. Further complicating matters, the big cloud providers (Amazon, Google, Microsoft) have gradually added low-cost or free backup […]
Telcos Can’t Ignore Personal Cloud
The personal cloud market is expected to grow rapidly, despite already being crowded. Large Internet and consumer electronics companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Apple are all vying for market share, as are specialists such as Dropbox and Box. In addition to being highly competitive, personal cloud is a tough business from which to […]
Top VAR, MSP Acquisitions of 2015
Which VARs and MSPs spent 2015 rolling up into larger businesses? Plenty of IT service provider acquisitions arrived this year. Here’s a look at the M&A (merger and acquisition) deals… and how some companies are transforming into TSPs (total service providers). 1. January 2015: Datapipe (primarily an MSP) acquired GoGrid (primarily a CSP) to push hard into […]