Office 365: high and lows of 2014 
How did Microsoft's cloud strategy perform?
 
Vox pop: Should you run a data centre or use the public cloud? 
 
Data#3's VMware boss to run 52nd half-marathon in 52 weeks 
Guess what he's wearing for the final one tomorrow.
 
Why backup and DR is leading the cloud opportunity  
Backup and DR are clear growth areas for infrastructure-as-a-service.
 
Microsoft bundles Azure Active Directory beta tools 
Previously separate utilities unite as Azure AD Connect, now on public preview.
 
DiData hires Express Data veteran for cloud channel role 
 
10 things we learned this week 
Channel love, a harsh movie review and musical chairs.
 
Arista "disappointed" Cisco decided to litigate 
Wishes Cisco had "competed on the merits of our products".
 
Office 365 to be hosted in Australia 
Sydney and Melbourne hosting for O365 and CRM Online.
 
Cisco accuses Arista of "pervasive copying" 
Alleges some Arista manuals still contain Cisco's grammatical errors.
 
IBM and Cisco unveil direct rival to VCE vBlock 
VersaStack the latest kid on the converged infrastructure scene.
 
Eight tech turkeys for 2014 
Vendor tantrums, naughty CEOs and stepping on channel's toes.
 
Pivotal reportedly laying off 60 employees 
EMC-VMware spinoff losing staff mostly in big data side of business.
 
Garmin taps Logicalis to fit out its new Sydney HQ 
 
CEO admits internal friction in EMC Federation 
That's fine though, Joe Tucci tells investors.
 
Microsoft explains latest Azure outage 
But not why outages cannot be contained to one region.
 
Azure outages "a red flag" for potential customers 
Gartner VP warns after latest disruptions to Microsoft cloud.
 
Mobility revolution: Cisco unleashes 'Project Squared' 
To keep workers connected anywhere in the world, from any device.
 
VMware shows up at AWS event, hawking hybrid cloud 
No more trash-talking of Amazon Web Services.
 
Cisco Intercloud now in 250 data centres 
But has not revealed sales figures.
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Issue: 334 | December 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.