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SearchNetworkingChannel.com’s tutorials provide specialized information for value-added resellers (VARs), information technology resellers and systems integrators in the networking channel marketplace. Our project tutorials will allow you to uncover the most in-depth information and analysis on many networking channel topics, including: network design, routing and switching, VoIP, and wireless networking.

SearchNetworkingChannel.com’s tutorials provide specialized information for value-added resellers (VARs), information technology resellers and systems integrators in the networking channel marketplace. Our project tutorials will allow you to uncover the most in-depth information and analysis on many networking channel topics, including: network design, routing and switching, VoIP, and wireless networking.

VAR guide: Breaking into the cloud services market 
Both Gartner Inc. and IDC predict astonishing levels of growth for the cloud services market, largely because it extends existing markets, including MSP services, SaaS, outsourcing and on-premises virtualization infrastructures. Fortunately, there are three ways to get into the cloud services market even without building your own high-volume, high-end data center. Our tutorial on breaking into the cloud services market details the best methods for interacting with the new technology.

VAR guide: Unified fabric services 
Unified data center fabric combines traditional LAN and storage area network (SAN) traffic on the same physical network, improving the efficiency of data flow and access while making the architecture less complex. Unified fabric is a way of managing multiple switches and components as one, making all traffic move in a converged manner. This method of network convergence is a good solution for enterprises with cluttered network architectures in which storage is running separately from the network, and this primer can provide an immediate understanding of the service.

Guide: Offering mobile device management services 
If you are looking to expand your business portfolio and include mobile devices and the related services, this guide, which includes a tip series from Frank Ohlhorst, will help you understand what you need to know about mobile device management. If you're a service provider offering mobile services already, this guide will help you optimize your mobile device management services, including the use of cloud computing services, mobile device security, and mobile OS selection.

VAR guide: Virtualization certifications and storage certifications 
Virtualization certification can be a way to distinguish among a flood of job applicants. It can also be a proactive way to get training prior to being dropped into an expanded role, or a means of proving to an employer that you are willing to take the extra step in expanding skills. Most importantly, virtualization certification ties directly into desktop virtualization and unified data center fabric strategies, which networking solution providers need to learn one way or another. This guide covers a range of possible certifications, outlining them so that VARs can choose to pursue an appropriate, applicable certificate.

Healthcare networking: Healthcare IT services guide 
Are you thinking about adding healthcare IT consulting services to your portfolio? Learn the ins and outs of healthcare networking and other healthcare IT services in this comprehensive guide for networking solution providers and consultants.

This was last published in February 2011

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