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Ingram Micro greases skids on end-user leasing; other headlines

Ingram Micro, VAR Resources team on end-user leasing; Data centers watch Dell-Perot deal with interest.

Ingram Micro, VAR Resources team on end-user leasing

A new Ingram Micro end-user leasing program, using VAR Resources expertise, aims to help U.S. VARs close deals faster in a tough economy. VAR Resources has more than 20 years of experience helping VARs get the end-user leasing terms they need to expedite IT purchases, the companies said this week. Most leasing deals can be approved within a day, they said. Funding is available to cover all sorts of IT solutions.

Ingram Micro has offered end-user leasing before, but it's the first time it has teamed up with a player like VAR Resources to do so.

Data centers watch Dell-Perot deal with interest

Sourcing services and servers from one mega company is not something many data center managers are wild about. And yet, as Dell buys Perot Systems, Xerox purchases Affiliated Computer Services and HP rebrands EDS as HP Enterprise Services, it's something many IT professionals will have to consider doing.

Tech buyers must weigh the risks of vendor lock-in against the convenience of a one-stop shop, according to

Parallels to pitch bare-metal hypervisor in the cloud

Parallels' new bare-metal hypervisor is roughly analogous to VMware ESX and Citrix Systems' XenServer and includes management and scalability features designed for multi-tenancy service provider environments. While the company has a low profile in enterprise IT, its Parallels Virtuozzo Containers product is huge with hosting providers. Those companies use OS virtualization software to slice a single Linux or Windows environment into hundreds of virtual private servers. Parallels Server 4 Bare Metal, on the other hand, is a traditional type-one hypervisor that allows multiple virtual machines running different operating systems simultaneously on the same machine.

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