More customers rely on outsourced storagearchiving using home-grown tools or waited to wade into the market until it found the right commercial products from the likes of Vembu or Asigra, the MSPs surveyed all described the same basic model: Their target customers are SMBs with a limited amount of data to back up and archive. A colocation data center is much more feasible than an SMB's own data center, and customer data is protected with stringent methods to prevent or mitigate data loss. Impact of Cisco's data center server on VARs John Growdon, director of Cisco Systems Inc.'s Go-To-Market Worldwide Channels, told SearchNetworkingChannel.com that even before Cisco's data center move, the company had competed with partners like Hewlett-Packard. And, since Cisco wants VARs with server (as opposed to router) expertise for the new offering, it expects those partners to work with rival hardware vendors, Growdon said. Palm taps former Apple exec as CEO Today, Jon Rubinstein assumes his new role as chairman and CEO of Palm Inc., replacing Ed Colligan who stepped down after 16 years. Rubinstein, who joined Palm as executive chairman in October 2007, spent several years at Apple where he led on the iMac and iPod hardware engineering teams.
Palm is betting that its new Pre cell phone will recapture the company's glory days when it led the PDA pack with the Palm Pilot.
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