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: 3 Signs of Progress for Ubuntu Linux Partners

The VAR Guy has to concede: In mid-2010, he was losing faith in Canonical — promoter of Ubuntu Linux. Amid multiple management changes, Canonical seemed focused on too many different priorities. And emerging threats like Google Android seemed to suffocate Canonical’s mobile Internet device (MID) strategy and even Ubuntu’s netbook momentum. Fast forward to the [...]

Canonical Launches Ubuntu Linux Channel Partner Program

Canonical, promoter of Ubuntu Linux, has finally announced a new channel partner program called Ubuntu Advantage (UA).  It sounds like Paul Holt, VP of corporate services at Canonical, essentially becomes the company’s channel chief. Ubuntu certainly has a strong following in certain niche PC markets. But can Canonical finally master the channel? Here’s the update. [...]

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, […]