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Zycko shown door after Meraki Euro distie review

Meraki - which was recently swept off its feet by Cisco - has given distie Zycko the heave-ho and replaced it with Ingram Micro across Europe. The maker of wireless access points, switches and security appliances was acquired by Cisco in November for $1.2bn, and its new parent soon set about reviewing the channel line-up. Jon …
Paul Kunert, 18 Apr 2013
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Zycko flogged to management team

Zycko group managing director Nick Moglia has spearheaded a management buy-out of the networking and comms distributor from founder Rory Sweet. The Cirencester-based business has a dozen years of trading history under its belt, with 13 offices across four continents. Moglia, a former director at UB Networks and Comstor, …
Paul Kunert, 12 Jul 2011
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Distie titan TD Azlan to cut ties with Huawei

TD Azlan is quietly and gradually cutting ties with Huawei Enterprise, according to multiple sources close to the matter. The pair previously came within touching distance of signing a European partnership in 2011, but at the eleventh hour pressure from Cisco — one of Huawei's main rivals — saw US management at parent Tech Data …
Paul Kunert, 30 Oct 2014
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Huawei-Symantec takes big step with Force10

Huawei-Symantec is now selling storage in North America in partnership with Force10 Networks. Huawei-Symantec (H-S) is a joint venture between data protection and information management software vendor Symantec and Chinese IT giant Huawei, which says it has over 1,000 customers in more than 40 countries. Huawei builds a line of …
Chris Mellor, 01 Mar 2011
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Dell: Force 10 is 'shot in the arm' for networking

Dell has described the acquisition of Force 10 Networks as a requisite "shot in the arm" to beef up its networking portfolio for both resellers and direct sales staff. The Texan titan chalked up yet another acquisition yesterday – due to close in the late summer – as it re-engineers the business from a PC maker to a broader …
Paul Kunert, 21 Jul 2011

HDS: 'We're out of the traps to become a grown-up channel biz'

Hitachi Data Systems has for the first time handed its sales team in the UK and Ireland a channel component within their overall revenue target. This is one of a number of changes made by the new guard at the storage vendor in the wake of a shakeup of local management last year, including the additions of new regional veep …
Paul Kunert, 31 May 2012
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HDS channel boss: We must become relevant to resellers

Hitachi Data Systems wants to make itself relevant to the channel by working deeply with fewer partners on specific biz plans. The Japanese storage firm has undergone a shakeup during which regional veep and GM Stephen Ball pitched up last summer and 11-year Computacenter veteran Neill Burton joined in January. Burton, UK and …
Paul Kunert, 28 Mar 2012
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James Sherwood 1983-2011

Former Reg Hardware reporter James Sherwood died this weekend after suffering an epileptic seizure during his sleep. He was 28. James joined El Reg in 2007, returning to journalism - he had been a reporter on Computer Reseller News - after a foray to the Dark Side as PR manager for networking distributor Zycko. But his passion …
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HUS dual-controller array muscles into the mid-range

Not your average dual-controller array: that's the conclusion after a canter through HDS's new HDS Unified Storage (HUS) 100 series array controller architecture. There are three different controllers in the series for block access and two for file access – NAS heads. Both types use non-commodity hardware. For block access all …
Chris Mellor, 26 Apr 2012
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Micron bought the ashes of crashed Virtensys

Far from backers celebrating anything like a fourfold payout after Micron bought Virtensys, it turns out the sad reality is that Virtensys was close to collapse and Micron is buying the ashes of a crashed startup. Stockholders will get nothing as the firm avoided a disastrous implosion by the skin of its teeth. The picture we …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jan 2012

Revenues dropping or flatlining at hefty distributor giants

Investors and funders may soon need to see a warning on every distributor prospectus or public filing that over revenues are heading in the opposite direction to up. A slew of recent results from some of the heavyweights show sales have indeed gone south, but after years of near unbroken growth – and given the assumption that …
Ian French, 20 Aug 2012

Prosecutors swoop on Cisco reseller fraud (again)

Federal prosecutors in California have indicted four former employees of a defunct networking resellers for allegedly scamming Cisco's replacement parts program. which could land them long jail terms. The four, who worked for Minnesota firm Interlink Communications Corp, are accused of conspiring to defraud Cisco's SMARTnet …
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A new category of storage reaches Europe

It is not everyday that a vendor comes to Europe with the message that they offer a totally new concept in storage. Such an event occurred last week when Isilon announced that it would be offering its clustered storage solutions to the European market in partnership with Zycko. Isilon is not a name that is well known outside of …
Tony Lock, 07 Nov 2005
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RBR founder leaves to start new ventures

Rory Sweet has left RBR Networks to start two new networking businesses. The founder and chairman of Cisco distributor RBR -- this week renamed Comstor -- has set up a networking reseller in Cirencester called Zycko Ltd. Profits from Zycko will be used to start a company called E-cable.com, which will sell networking accessories …
Linda Harrison, 09 Mar 2000
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Channel Flannel: Resellers charged with handling pirate MS goods

Time for this week's round-up of the UK channel press. Computer Reseller News Police have charged three Microsoft resellers from London with handling stolen goods. Pirated copies of Windows NT, Windows 98, Publisher and FrontPage worth £3 million were seized. Rory Sweet, former RBR Networks chairman, has set up a networking …
Linda Harrison, 17 Mar 2000