Posts
Mark Haranas, CRN - Networking updated their profile picture.
No automatic alt text available.

Mitel Creates Dedicated Unit To Drive MiCloud Sales

Mitel launched a global sales unit dedicated to its hosted unified communications suite, representing the company's latest bid to accelerate efforts around cloud-based UC.

Mitel tapped Steve …

Posts

Brocade To Cut 300 Jobs, Align Resources Around SDN

Brocade is cutting approximately 300 jobs from its global workforce as it looks to realign resources and bulk up efforts around its data center virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN) …

Juniper Accelerates Launch Of Contrail SDN Controller

Looking to accelerate its push into the burgeoning software-defined networking (SDN) space, Juniper Networks Monday announced the availability of its long-touted Contrail SDN controller, roughly …

Cisco Continues SMB Push With Redesigned Partner Specialization, Training Program

Cisco has redesigned its SMB partner specialization and slashed the number of training hours partners need to achieve it, in an effort to onboard solution providers …

Extreme Networks To Buy Enterasys For $180M, Double Its Size

Extreme Networks Thursday announced plans to acquire fellow networking vendor Enterasys for $180 million, a move that will not only double Extreme's annual revenue and significantly …

Juniper Launches Advantage Cloud Program To Nudge Partners Toward SDN Opportunity

Juniper Networks Thursday expanded its Partner Advantage channel program to include new partner specializations around its cloud and software-defined networking …

Cisco Acquires Storage Maker Whiptail; EMC Alliance In Jeopardy?

Cisco Tuesday made a major move in the storage market with its plan to acquire Whiptail, a maker of solid state memory and data storage systems, for $415 million.

The deal, according …

Brocade Names New Global Channel Chief

Brocade Thursday appointed Bill Lipsin, a former channel executive at Arbor Networks and CA Technologies, as its new global channel chief.

Lipsin, whose official title at Brocade is vice president of worldwide …

Ciena Plans Partner Program Redesign To Focus On Services, Value-Based Approach

Ciena is updating its BizConnect partner program next month to place a greater focus on services and what its channel chief Nigel Williams calls partner …

Juniper Channel Chief: Why We Are 'Deliberately Dependent' On Partners

2013 has been a busy year for the Juniper Networks channel. In addition to navigating a number of high-level executive changes -- not the least of which is the planned retirement …

Digium To Boost Cloud Services Play With VocalCloud Acquisition

Digium has acquired hosted VoIP provider VocalCloud in a deal the Huntsville, Ala.-based company said will bolster its own portfolio of cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) products …

Verizon To Pony Up $130 Billion For Vodafone's Stake In Verizon Wireless

Verizon Monday revealed plans to buy out Vodafone's stake in its U.S. wireless business, giving the telecommunications giant full ownership over Verizon Wireless, the U.S.' …

Why IP Surveillance Could Be The Channel's Next Big Thing

The surveillance market was never really considered a major cash cow for the IT channel. But as more and more organizations adopt IP- rather than traditional analog-based cameras -- and those …

'Déjà VoIP'? Why IP Surveillance Could Be The Channel's Next Big Thing

The surveillance market was never really considered a major cash cow for the IT channel. But as more and more organizations adopt IP- rather than traditional analog-based cameras …

Ex-Tandberg Execs Launch Collaboration Startup With Eye On The Channel

Acano, a collaboration startup and brainchild of former Cisco and Tandberg execs, has unveiled its flagship virtual conferencing platform that will sell 100 percent through the …

Juniper Kills Off MobileNext Packet Core Solutions

Juniper Thursday confirmed plans to kill its MobileNext line of mobile packet cores, planning instead to target the mobile operator market with a sharper focus on its SDN and virtualization …

Partners Urge Cisco To 'Catch Up' In Wake Of VMware SDN Offensive

Cisco solution providers say the networking market leader needs to step up its software-defined networking game.

Partners told CRN Wednesday that VMware's new NSX network …