Hewlett-Packard in talks to buy Aruba Networks 
 
Pure Storage hires ex-EMC sales chief to run regional channel 
 
Cisco and HP square-off on white switches, SDN 
Channel gets a serious competitor to Cisco.
 
Plenty of money in Cisco switches, despite SDN 
Vendor's switching revenue climbed 11 percent in latest quarter.
 
Cisco's playbook shows partners how to cash in on Internet of Things 
 
VCE's next Vblock-esque product will run VMware not Cisco SDN 
Converged infrastructure has NSX software-defined networking baked in.
 
Meraki founders bail out of Cisco 
Two years after $1.2bn buyout, all three founders exit.
 
Backup provider goes under, owing EMC $280,000  
 
EMC hands Avnet exclusive deal for new channel-only appliance 
 
EMC plans layoffs 
Hasn't specified how many employees.
 
Public cloud won't crumble our business: storage vendor chiefs 
True cost of cloud can be "underestimated and miscalculated".
 
EMC lays off staff at RSA 
Exec says split from Federation unlikely.
 
Cisco: high and lows of 2014 
2014 according to the network and technology giant.
 
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".
 
IBM's Docker deal creates cloud upside for partners 
ISVs and other partners to offer SaaS on IBM Cloud Marketplace.
 
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.
 
Pivotal reportedly laying off 60 employees 
EMC-VMware spinoff losing staff mostly in big data side of business.
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Issue: 335 | January/February 2015

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.