Pivotal Delivers on Promises

A bit more than six months ago, EMC and VMware celebrated the launch of Pivotal, a new company led by former VMware CEO Paul Maritz. Pivotal’s team included IP and personnel from EMC’s Greenplum and Pivotal Labs organizations, and VMware’s vFabric, Cloud Foundry and Cetas organizations. A considerable surprise was the support from General Electric, including $105 million for a 10 percent stake.

The Azure Tinge of Microsoft and Oracle’s Cloud Ambitions

Technology vendor partnerships come in two general flavors: 1) strategically transformative relationships that aim to develop and deliver something essentially new; and 2) tactically accretive relationships that strengthen the partners’ individual efforts. The first sort typically occurs between companies whose products have little competitive overlap.

Canonical Sees Seven Opportunities for Ubuntu Partners

Seeking to promote Ubuntu to resellers and distributors, Canonical is making a surprise appearance this week at CompTIA Breakaway in Washington, D.C. Here, Canonical is outlining seven potential profit opportunities for partners that back Ubuntu, a Linux distribution that has mobile, desktop, server and cloud computing capabilities. Equally important, Canonical is promoting Landscape — a [...]

Canonical, Nuxeo Partner on Document Management Solution

Canonical continues to not only expand its vendor partnerships, but also integrate its product solutions with the addition of Nuxeo DMS to the Ubuntu Partner Repository. Here are the details, and what they say about Canonical’s long-term strategy. As of July 11, 2011, Nuxeo’s open source Document Management System is available as a package in [...]

Can Red Hat Score Two More Victories?

By most accounts, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss middleware are both solid successes. But can two newer initiatives — namely, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and OpenShift — also gain critical mass, particularly among cloud computing partners? Here are The VAR Guy’s early educated guesses. For those who are late to the Red Hat story, […]