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Clouds Bursting with Cisco and HP Gear in Q4

Clouds Bursting with Cisco and HP Gear in Q4

| March 13, 2015 | Reply

New Q4 data from Synergy Research Group shows that Cisco and HP maintained their leadership of the cloud infrastructure equipment market and in aggregate accounted for 27% of worldwide revenues. Across the different types of cloud deployment, Cisco has a clear lead in public cloud infrastructure while HP leads in private cloud. Both vendors saw […]

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The Most Dominant Brands in IT

The Most Dominant Brands in IT

| February 24, 2015 | Reply

IT Brand Pulse reviewed the results of almost 200 brand leader surveys conducted in 2014 to determine which are the most dominant brands. They looked at who received the highest percentage of IT pro votes, and which categories had the biggest spread between 1st and 2nd place. This first chart shows the Top Ten Brands in […]

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Zadara Helps Cloud Providers Shape Storage-as-a-Service Offerings

Zadara Helps Cloud Providers Shape Storage-as-a-Service Offerings

| February 24, 2015 | Reply

Zadara Virtual Private Storage Arrays Can be Customized to Meet Specific Needs of Telcos, MSPs and Cloud Providers Zadara™ Storage, a pioneer in enterprise storage-as-a-service (STaaS), today announced that it has released significant new functionality making its award winning Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VPSA™) service even more attractive to service providers around the globe. Already known for […]

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HP Helion Unveils Application-Specific Infrastructure

HP Helion Unveils Application-Specific Infrastructure

| February 13, 2015 | Reply

Seven pre-priced and pre-configured Infrastructure as a Service solutions built to optimize the utilization and cost of IT resources HP announced an expanded portfolio of workload-focused configurations delivered in a standardized solution for HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) that simplifies and accelerates customers’ transition to the cloud. Based on extensive expertise in working […]

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Century Link 2014 Results – Hosting & Managed Services Flat

Century Link 2014 Results – Hosting & Managed Services Flat

| February 11, 2015 | Reply

Managed hosting revenues were $145 million, representing a 1.4% increase from fourth quarter 2013, and colocation revenues were $160 million, a 1.9% increase over the same period a year ago. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today reported results for fourth quarter and full-year 2014. “CenturyLink’s fourth quarter revenues came in slightly lower than anticipated, however our […]

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TelecityGroup & Interxion To Leap Frog Equinix in EMEA Colocation

TelecityGroup & Interxion To Leap Frog Equinix in EMEA Colocation

| February 11, 2015 | Reply

TelecityGroup and Interxion announced yesterday that they had reached a non-binding agreement to merge, which could be completed in the second half of 2015 if necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals are received. Synergy Research Group data shows that the merged company would surpass Equinix and become the clear leader of the retail colocation market in […]

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Cisco Tops Q2 Estimates, Aims for $12B in Q3

Cisco Tops Q2 Estimates, Aims for $12B in Q3

| February 11, 2015 | Reply

View the entire Cisco Q2 2015 conference call  presentation Strong Momentum and Results; Dividend Increase to $0.21 SAN JOSE, CA — (Marketwired) — 02/11/15 — Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q2 Revenue: $11.9 billion (increase of 7% year over year) Q2 Earnings per Share: $0.46 GAAP; $0.53 non-GAAP Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how […]

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Huawei and HP Tied for 1st in Container Market Share

Huawei and HP Tied for 1st in Container Market Share

| February 8, 2015 | Reply

According to IHS Technology, Huawei has ranked joint first for containerized data centers based on unit shipments worldwide with a global market share estimated at 11%. Huawei’s Container Data Center (CDC) is an industry leader in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. In its report titled “Containerized and Modular Data […]

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Tablets Decline for First Time Led by Amazon

Tablets Decline for First Time Led by Amazon

| February 2, 2015 | Reply

Worldwide tablet shipments recorded a year-over-year decline for the first time since the market’s inception in 2010. Overall shipments for tablets and 2-in-1 devices reached 76.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14) for -3.2% growth, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Although the fourth quarter […]

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AWS Market Share Grows Again

AWS Market Share Grows Again

| February 2, 2015 | Reply

New Q4 data from Synergy Research Group shows that really strong sequential growth at Amazon Web Services (AWS) propelled it to a five-year high in its share of the cloud infrastructure service market. 25% revenue growth from Q3 enabled AWS to grab a 30% worldwide market share in the final quarter of the year. Microsoft […]

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