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IT Channel News Briefs, Jan. 27

Today's headlines: Broad Sky to resell HughesNet; Best of VMware

HughesNet signs Broad Sky Networks

Broad Sky Networks will now resell broadband business solutions from Hughes Network Systems LLC. HughesNet broadband solutions bring broadband Web access to areas not reached by cable.

Broad Sky Networks, in Bend, Ore., is one of the largest resellers of satellite-based Internet connectivity in the U.S. It also sells, implements and supports IPsec VPNs, VoIP, PCI-compliant services, multi-casting and digital signage technologies.

Presenting the "best of VMware"

What are the best VMware add-ons and products? notes its picks in its second annual Products of the Year awards. The site recognizes the best of the best in five categories: virtualization platforms, lab management and workflow automation, systems and performance management, data protection and desktop virtualization.

Rackable Systems launches mini servers

Rackable Systems Inc. claims its new mini servers will stand virtualization on its head. While virtualization software consolidates servers to run applications on independent virtual machines that reside on fewer physical servers, the MicroSlice servers are single-socket nodes that run divided workloads in the CloudRack enclosure, according to

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