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Cisco tosses cash, APIs at software-pushers: Here, make our customers 'appy

Independent software vendors are being hotly pursued by Cisco, with the networking giant making hundreds of APIs available so developers can build applications that solve specific problems for customers. That's according to Milo Schacher, Cisco veep of the EMEA and Russia partner organisation, who said it is building a sales …
Paul Kunert, 07 Oct 2013

Dell thuds down low-cost lap workstation for cheap frugal creatives or engineers

Dell has introduced an entry-level mobile workstation, the 15.6-inch Precision M2800, to fill the gap between business-level laptops and top-of-the-line mobile workstations such as the 17.3-inch Dell Precision M6800 and HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation. Dell Precision M2800 mobile workstation Yes, it's a Core i5 or i7 laptop – …
Rik Myslewski, 07 Mar 2014
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Red Hat: We've got a corker for Docker Linux locker app hawkers

Red Hat has woken up to the growth of Linux containers – cough, cough, Docker – and has begun certifying applications running in the sandboxing tech. The Red Hat Container Certification program was announced on Tuesday, and essentially checks that a piece of software can be executed safely and securely in a container on Red Hat' …
Jack Clark, 11 Mar 2014

Big Blue seeks romantic partners with a view to money, maybe more

IBM has turned dating agent to pair together lonely MSPs and ISVs that want to jump into bed together on specific projects, and from October, Big Blue will try to lure in punters to ogle the services. The Solution Store is already up and running for channel partners - some solution providers resellers with a burgeoning MSP biz …
Paul Kunert, 23 Sep 2013
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Fusion-io posts another loss-making quarter but execs remain bullish

For flash fettlers Fusion-io's finances, it isn’t spring yet – but nor is it the bleak mid-winter. Revenues are starting to look as if they are on a solid footing with sequential growth and reduced losses. Fusion-io makes PCIe flash cards and has suffered wrenching senior management changes, including the departure of the …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jan 2014
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Red Hat: We CAN be IaaSed about OpenStack cloud

10 years after Red Hat got serious on enterprise Linux, the company is re-organised for enterprise cloud. The Linux distro last week scraped up its Linux, virtualisation, OpenStack and cloud management businesses into a new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) unit. Also created in the shuffle was an applications platform group …
Gavin Clarke, 20 Jan 2014

Salesforce asks devs to cough 800% more for security review

Salesforce.com has hiked the security fees for software authors posting apps on its AppExchange – by an eyewatering $2,400 a pop. From 1 September, you’ll pay $2,700 for each paid app to undergo an obligatory security review before it appears on Salesforce’s AppExchange. The old price was $300. Marc Benioff's cloud crusader is …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Aug 2013
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Rest of world can now get hold of IBM's secret China-only storage tech

IBM's latest storage release has so many bullet point items it's like a machine-gun burst. Big Blue is announcing nine new and updated storage products: Among them is a mid-range Storwize array, the V5000, which was made available solely for the Chinese geography back in July. Storwize v7.2 software XIV v11.4 SmartCloud …
Chris Mellor, 10 Oct 2013
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Windows 8.1 to freeze out small business apps

While Microsoft is happy with the “appification” of Windows, and prepares to go-live with Windows 8.1 on October 18, it's created a gap between present and future that could be a stumbling block for a bunch of small ISVs. The kind of company that lives between the consumer and the enterprise will still be able to create and ship …

Fujitsu looks to blast cloud silos with RunMyProcess buy

Japanese ICT giant Fujitsu has announced plans to build out its cloud business with the acquisition of little-known French PaaS vendor RunMyProcess (RMP) and the development of a new Global Software Center in Silicon Valley. RunMyProcess, a member of the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps, essentially allows customers to build and …
Phil Muncaster, 08 Apr 2013
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WTF is... NFV: All your basestations are belong to us

Mobile network operators would have had an easier life if it wasn’t for smartphones and the flood of data traffic they initiated. Apps have led to a massive increase in the volume of data moving back and forth over phone networks - not just from users; the ads in free apps helped too - and operators are struggling to cope. And …
Tony Smith, 09 Dec 2013
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Micro-ISV: From vision to reality

Every developer working for an employer dreams, at one time or another, about striking out alone. Whether it's a dream of starting up the next Microsoft, or simply the chance to create the perfect widget, it's a common enough fantasy for those working for someone else. And, like all such dreams, there are a few souls brave …
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'Silent but deadly' Java security update breaks legacy apps - dev

An application developer reports that the latest Java 7 update "silently" deletes Java 6, breaking applications in the process. Java 7 update 11 was released two weeks ago to deal with an unpatched vulnerability which had gone mainstream with its incorporation into cybercrook toolkits such as the Blackhole Exploit Kit in the …
John Leyden, 31 Jan 2013

Microsoft 'in talks' to recruit UK partners for Surface Pro biz sales

Secret squirrel conversations are taking place between Microsoft and five B2B resellers over flogging Surface Pro to corporate customers, The Channel can reveal. Up to now Microsoft has sold Surface Pro only via its webshop direct and through a few select UK retailers including PC World and John Lewis. The device launched in …
Paul Kunert, 01 Jul 2013
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IBM to push Linux apps on Power iron in China, then elsewhere

IBM is opening a Power Systems Linux Center in Beijing, China, in the hopes of getting more local ISVs interested in its Power Systems iron and luring them away from x86-based systems. With the Power Systems business taking it on the chin in IBM's first quarter – revenues fell 32 per cent compared to a year ago – you can bet …

Intel's taking a serious look at object storage. What's their game?

Intel presented at the Next Generation Object Storage Summit and your correspondent had a look at its presentation to figure out what Chipzilla's latest object storage plan is. It started on the general theme of “the big data flood is overwhelming us”. Chipzilla says we need to view the next-generation data centre as a system, …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jun 2013
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Ingram Micro and Westcoast ink Microsoft SPLA deal

Microsoft has handed the Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) contract to Westcoast and Ingram Micro, The Channel can reveal. Ten disties responded to last month's Request for Proposal from Microsoft as Redmond overhauls the go-to-market model that saw five large account resellers holding exclusive distribution rights to …
Paul Kunert, 31 Jul 2012

Red Hat to certify ISV software

Red Hat is growing up. The Linux maker took another step toward looking like a real company this week, creating a software testing and qualification program for third-party software makers. Partners will have the honor of signing up to be "Red Hat Ready" and align themselves with Red Hat's good name. Once they've passed the …
Ashlee Vance, 02 Apr 2003
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Avnet Technology Solutions in UK revamp

Avnet Technology Solutions is proposing to work with fewer channel customers which buy opportunistically, and throw its support instead behind those that want a "strategic relationship". The US distie giant is trying to tap into a relatively a nebulous term in the channel - loyalty - and has formed customer facing business units …
Paul Kunert, 13 Dec 2012

How one bad algorithm cost traders $440m

Knight Capital, a firm that specialises in executing trades for retail brokers, took $440m in cash losses Wednesday due to a faulty test of new trading software. This morning reports were calling it a trading “glitch", which isn’t nearly as accurate as the term I’d use: “f**king disaster". The broad outline of the story is here …
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Flash furtler Fusion-io's stocks dip as Apple and Facebook 'taper off investment'

Fusion-io has just lost its chief financial officer and chief sales officer, and is now reporting deepening losses in its first fiscal 2014 quarter, although the sales still look healthy. Newish CEO Shane Robison would say he’s still picking up the pieces after the founding CEO, David Flynn, left. Revenues for the quarter were $ …
Chris Mellor, 25 Oct 2013
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QLogic: 3 words - caching SAN adapter. Just blew your mind, didn't we?

QLogic has announced its transparent adapter-based flash caching aimed at accelerating applications that access a SAN for data. FabricCache is the first product implementation of its Mount Rainier technology and, as well as adding a flash cache to QLogic's Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), it shares that cache between clustered servers …
Chris Mellor, 21 Mar 2013
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Fujitsu lures devs to new cloud store with 'SaaSification' sweeties

If selling software is one way to make money, selling other people's software is an even easier way to make money – just take a look at the App Store. Fujitsu is importing the app store model into enterprise software, opening up a Business Solutions Store, where users can browse apps and buy subscriptions to software services by …
Anna Leach, 07 Mar 2012
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Eurozone death spiral forces Microsoft to ease UK licensing price hike

Microsoft has confirmed that the pending price hike on volume licensing will not be as steep as the initial preview indicated due to the weakening of the Euro currency in recent weeks. At the start of last month, Redmond said it expected UK biz customers would pay between 7.5 per cent and 33.5 per cent more for software …
Paul Kunert, 01 Jun 2012
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Avnet: Our buy of tech provider to BBC and Boots is quite routine

Avnet Technology Solutions boss Phil Gallagher has defended its acquisition of IBM middleware reseller and consultancy Ascendant Technology (Atech) - claiming the deal poses no threat to resellers. Earlier this week the enterprise distributor gobbled $90m sales outfit Atech for an undisclosed sum, which has operations in North …
Paul Kunert, 30 Mar 2012
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Gates: Microsoft will merge Phone and Windows platforms

The code-sharing between the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems is just the start of a long-term plan to merge the two into a universal OS, company cofounder and chairman Bill Gates has promised. "We're certainly sharing between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 – sharing the user interface, sharing some of those …
Iain Thomson, 22 Oct 2012
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Stats king SAS surfs the analytics wave

One obvious beneficiary of the rush to embrace enterprise analytics and "Big Data" is the SAS Institute Inc (or just plain SAS – rhymes with "pass"), the granddaddy of statistical analysis software. But it can be argued that SAS doesn’t really need the analytics boom; they’ve been doing quite nicely up until now without it, …
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Intel opens ISV testing lab in Swindon

Martin Curley, director of IT innovation at Intel, made the trek to Register Towers to tell us all about the chip giant's plans for a network of Innovation Centres. "It's not about delivering technology, it's about delivering the use of IT. The IT industry lacks excitement and innovation. The power of the PC platform is …
John Oates, 14 Oct 2004

Nvidia's Maximus: Hard-core 3D graphics on speed

Part of Nvidia founder/CEO Jen-Hsun Huang's SC11 keynote session was a demo of something called Maximus that elicited oohs and ahhs from some of the folks around me. An animator of something called Shrek - I think it's a music video or TV show - built an animated scene in real time as we watched. It was a combination of complex …

Software disaster zone Knight Capital bags $400m lifeline

I recently wrote about how a bad round of software testing lost Wall Street trading firm Knight Capital an estimated $440m – enough to almost put the company out of business. I speculated that Knight could be bailed out if it's allowed to unwind its computer system's unexpected burst of loss-making trades on the stock market - …
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UPDATED McGregor set to take control at Azlan

Azlan has concluded the search for a new boss with former Avnet Technology Solutions exec Colin McGregor set to take on the role, The Register can confirm. McGregor, who was EMEA director of enterprise at Avnet until he left last September - the first in a number of departures as the distributor integrated the Bell Microproducts …
Paul Kunert, 04 Jul 2011

India’s outsourcers battle for customers in a cloudy universe

The rumblings started in the late 1990s. Indian services companies were getting into outsourcing. Almost before the news broke, deals followed. Before long, India was a destination for all manner of serious jobs and a byword for getting things done well and at a price western nations struggled to match. Fast forward a decade or …
Phil Muncaster, 27 Mar 2013
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Got no idea what Hadoop is, but think you need it? You're not alone

Hadoop is quickly becoming essential infrastructure for enterprises hoping to glean insights from the massive quantities of data they collect. The problem is that relatively few enterprises have the necessary competence to make effective use of the still-complex open-source project. While Hadoop vendors like Cloudera, …
Matt Asay, 14 Jun 2012
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IBM to port KVM hypervisor to Power-Linux iron

IBM announced at the Red Hat Summit in Boston this Tuesday that it will support the KVM hypervisor on its PowerLinux machines to help boost its competitive position against x86 iron. In addition, since Big Blue wants and needs to sell more Power Systems rack and tower iron as well as their brethren in the PureFlex modular system …
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Gorging Dell crams Canadian legacy-app rebore outfit into cakehole

Michael Dell is on a binge. Not drinking, but buying software companies. Dell has made its second acquisition of the week aimed at legacy applications running on proprietary mainframe and minicomputers from IBM by snapping up Make Technologies. This is Dell's third acquisition this week, and the fifth in the past month. With the …
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Becoming Red Hat: Cloudera and Hortonworks' Big-Data death match

In the Big Data market, Hadoop is clearly the team to beat. What is less clear is which of the Hadoop vendors will claim the spoils of that victory. Because open source tends to be winner-take-all, we are almost certainly going to see a "Red Hat" of Hadoop, with the second place vendor left to clean up the crumbs. As ever with …
Matt Asay, 17 Aug 2012
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Seagate builds cloud on-ramp for ISVs

Seagate has added a smooth on-ramp to its i365 cloud by offering an API and connector service to ISVs like CA and C2C. Typically, Seagate's own on-premises EVault product would suck up data from a customer's servers and storage and whiz it up to the i365 cloud storage vault-in-the-sky. Now Seagate has, in effect, extracted APIs …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jan 2010
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HP started then spiked HP-UX on x86 project

As part of the ongoing lawsuit about whether or not Oracle had committed itself to supporting its software on Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-based servers, the software giant did a core dump of very interesting documents that show what many of us suspected: that HP did indeed mull acquiring the Sparc/Solaris business and that HP did …
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Cliqr control freaks apps across many clouds

Moving applications between clouds is arguably not much easier than moving them from physical machines, and there are very good (if disappointed) economic reasons for that. There will be no shortage of companies that are going to try to make a killing thwarting the proprietary nature of all IT vendors, whether they sell physical …
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HP-Oracle Itanium smackdown starts

Jury selection is underway in the trial that pitting server maker HP against its formerly strong software partner Oracle as they argue about the future of a technology that neither one of them controls: Intel's Itanium processor. Well, given that HP has been making payments to Intel to continue to develop the Itanium chips, at …
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Another piece of analytics puzzle snaps home

For the last couple of years, I’ve been yammering about how enterprise analytics (or Big Data, or Predictive Analytics) is going to be the next big thing in business and thus enterprise computing. The major vendors, including IBM, Oracle, HP, and Microsoft, are on board along with pioneers like SAS and Teradata. Everyone is busy …
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Internap joins OpenStack cloud race for 'first'

OpenStack's produced its second "first" of the year, with managed service provider Internap claiming commercial availability of the first OpenStack cloud compute service. Internap has launched its Open Public Cloud compute service, which beefs up the core OpenStack compute code – Nova – with networking and high-availability …
Gavin Clarke, 28 Oct 2011
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HP gears down NonStops for midrange, emerging markets

Hewlett-Packard's NonStop servers tolerate faults even though new CEO Meg Whitman and Wall Street, which is breathing down her neck, can't. And now, in a hope to offset declines on its HP-UX Itanium server business and get its NonStop Integrity machines into emerging markets, HP has trimmed down the configurations and prices on …
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Hitachi keen to be cloud content king

Hitachi Data Systems is planning to provide a sophisticated content storage cloud infrastructure with end-to-end deduplication and local file servers accessing a content core having both archive and data discovery functions. According to information the Reg has received, HDS has a concept of a content core, composed of the …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jun 2011

What do you call a convention of European ISVs?

Yes, that's right. You call it the European ISV Convention. IT Europa, the UK-based channel newsletter-cum-research org, has named the date for its second annual gig for European ISVs - it runs from 6-8 February 2008 in Frankfurt. Qualifying ISVs get to go free of charge and can listen to speakers on topics such has the " …
Team Register, 03 Oct 2007
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Ex-IBM channel marketeers turn hired guns

Some high-level ex-IBMers have ganged up to create a virtual channel marketing department that IT vendors can hire to either augment or replace their own marketing efforts. The company they've created is called CTX Resources, and it's based in Westport, Connecticut, which is about 25 miles from IBM HQ in Armonk, New York. CTX …
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IBM to commercialize chip-design cluster tools

IBM is to commercialize the management software behind the chip design cluster used by more than 3,000 engineers to create its homegrown server processors. The offering comes out in July and sports a set of internally developed HPC cluster management tools that provide cloud-like clustering and system pooling capabilities. These …
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Novell SUSE appliance toolkit hugs Amazon EC2

Novell might not be sure about what it wants to do with itself, but the company has been pretty clear what it wants you to do with its products. It wants to build virtual software appliances with all kinds of software stacks running inside of virtual machines and atop its SUSE Linux Enterprise distro. Today, Novell spins up the …
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Software makers fall in behind Lucid Lynx

Thursday is D-Day - meaning Download Day - for the new Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support release from commercial Linux distributor Canonical. And this release is shaping up to be a watershed event for the upstart distro. That's true not only on the desktop and on the server, but among the software development community that wants …
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SugarCRM sweet on Microsoft's Azure cloud

SugarCRM has long lived in the shadow of Salesforce.com, partly thanks to the latter's headline grabbing chief executive. The PHP-based CRM outfit wasn't helped, though, by the actions of its own former CEO, who was finally asked to step down by the company's board in early 2009 and replaced open-source mover and shaker Larry …
Gavin Clarke, 16 Jul 2010