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ChannelE2E provides news and trends on hyper converged data centers for CSPs, MSPs, VARs, ISVs, IT distributors & technology partners in the IT channel.

Dispatches From Mexico City, Part One: Backing Up For Disasters

From his apartment in Mexico City, Ty Trumbull wrote this blog hours before yesterday’s devastating Mexico City earthquake. PS: He’s safe.

Cisco Acquires Springpath; Battles HP Enterprise SimpliVity, Nutanix, Dell EMC HCI

Cisco Systems (CSCO) acquires Springpath, a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) alternative to Nutanix (NTNX), HP Enterprise (HPE) SimpliVity & Dell EMC.

Cisco Partner Fidelus Acquires Something Digital’s Networking, Security Partner Assets

Fidelus Technologies, a Cisco Gold Partner for professional & managed IT services, acquires networking & security services group from Something Digital.

Iron Mountain Acquires Fortrust Data Center Business

Iron Mountain acquires MAG Datacenters (owner of Fortrust private data centers) for $128 million; gains 9 megawatts (MW) of power capacity & 250 customers.

Oracle Blends Hybrid Cloud, Managed Services for Customer Data Centers

Oracle¬†(ORCL) expands hybrid cloud and associated managed services directly into customers’ on-premises data centers.

Gartner Cuts 2017 Global IT Spending Forecast, But Sees Silver Linings

Gartner says overall IT spending will grow more slowly than originally expected in 2017, but business IT services is a big bright spot for MSPs, VARs.

Comtrade Launches Backup for Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) like Nutanix (built on virtualized servers, storage & networking) requires new types of backup, Comtrade asserts.

Digital Realty Acquires DuPont Fabros: $7.6 Billion Data Center Deal

Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) acquires data center operator DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. (DFT) for $7.6 billion. A closer look at the DLR-DFT deal.

Nutanix CEO: Dell EMC, Lenovo Provide Global 2000 Wins

Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey mentions HCI wins with Lenovo & Dell EMC. Will Cisco, HPE & IBM deployments emerge? And what about smaller partners?

Open19 Foundation Promotes Open Standards for Data Centers

The Open19 Foundation, led by LinkedIn and backed by Flex, GE Digital, HP Enterprise, and Vapor IO, seeks to drive standards-driven data centers.