Industry News

Tech Data grabs top Ingram Micro exec

Tech Data Europe has named a senior exec from rival Ingram Micro, Johan Vandenbussche, to the new position of senior vice president, Operations.

Econocom predicts more integrator consolidation

Belgium-based integrator Econocom's board met to agree accounts and promised a better year ahead, with an annual turnover in excess of €2.0bn and an operating profit of more than € 100 million, a slight increase on a comparable basis.

Mirantis expands in Europe

OpenStack software solutions specialist Mirantis has announced its expansion plans across Europe with a new office in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

Ukrainian software house reassures clients

Luxoft, the giant Ukrainian-Russian software developer is answering questions online to reassure its clients that its business operations are stable and business is proceeding as usual. It says the actions in the Crimea are hundreds of miles away from its operations in Odessa, Dnipro and Kiev.

Claranet adds French healthcare specialist

Claranet has bought Grita, a specialist provider of hosting services to the healthcare sector in France, and a supplier accredited with the French Ministry of Health’s HADS (Hébergeur Agrée de Données de Santé) certification for the hosting of private medical data.

Orsyp signs Eurotech in UK and Ireland

Orsyp, IT operations management solutions provider, has appointed Eurotech Computer Services to resell its WAN optimisation control and network performance management solutions (Steamcore) in the UK and Ireland.

Westcon Afina adds Juniper training in Spain

Distributor Westcon is now part of the Juniper Authorized Education Partner Network (JNAEP) Juniper in Spain. Westcon already has similar deals in otherparts of Europe.

Ex-Logicalis UK head joins IaaS specialist

Orchestration and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) specialist Ospero has appointed Tom Kelly, an ex-Logicalis UK Managing Director, as its new chairman with immediate effect, it says.

Version controller seeks partners

Perforce Software, version management solutions specialist, is advancing an expansion of its channel and looking actively for new partners in Europe.

HP, Red Hat winners in latest server numbers

With enterprise server sales under pressure and the cheap white-label servers used by data centres gaining more ground, IDC estimates global server revenue fell 4.4% Y/Y in Q4, a decline steeper than Q3's 3.7%.