Last week, Dell also detailed its Virtual Network Services Architecture (VNSI) for converged infrastructure. Observers said this effort melds well with Force10’s distributed core data center network switch capabilities.
Ubuntu Advantage gives partners new revenue options
Canonical’s new Ubuntu Advantage (UA) partner program aims to help VARs expand their offerings to include hardware and software implementation and training services. Qualifying partners get marketing, technical, commercial and pre-sales support and an assigned account manager, according to Canonical.
Muglia finds home at Juniper
Bob Muglia, Microsoft’s former server and tools business chief, ended the mystery about his post-Microsoft career when he landed at Juniper Networks. Muglia, who left Microsoft after a strategy dispute with CEO Steve Ballmer, brings software and cloud expertise to Juniper, which is trying to push beyond its roots as a networking hardware company.