News in brief: Green House Data’s new partner program

Green House data now has a partner program that offers partners 50% margins; HP tries out Windows 8 on the obsolete TouchPad; more news in brief.

Green House Data adds new partner program
Green House Data, a 100% green data center that offers cloud hosting services, unveiled a new partner program for VARs looking to offer end-to-end support for customers.

The program will offer partners sales training and up to 50% monthly margins over the length of their contracts. According to PR.com, Green House Data says that it wants to help partners provide pre-sales consulting and sales support for areas such as managed servers and storage, dedicated infrastructure, disaster recovery and offsite backup.

HP tests out Windows 8 on the TouchPad
Though HP end-of-lifed its TouchPad back in August, the company’s developers are exploring proof-of-concept work with the Windows 8 Developers Release.

Since it recently announced that its PC division would stay intact and webOS’s future is still up in the air, HP is attempting to see how the yet-to-be-released version of Windows works on the defunct tablet. HP CEO Meg Whitman tempered expectations for the HP/Windows 8 partnership, saying it would have a tough time competing against other tablets.

Dot Hill and Info X team to boost channel sales
Dot Hill Systems Corp., a virtual storage provider, has agreed to partner up with networking distributor Info X to expand channel sales.

Info X focuses on server connectivity for virtualized networks and cloud environments and has a network of more than 2,000 VARs. The company will now distribute Dot Hill’s AssuredSAN storage arrays, such as AssuredSAN 3003, and work with its VARs on selling AssuredSAN and AssuredUVS’s Unified Virtual Storage Appliances line.

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