Industry News

Red Hat could be big OpenStack winner

Red Hat shares have risen after an indication of success through its support for the OpenStack cloud infrastructure. Analyst Piper's Mark Murphy has upgraded Red Hat to Overweight, and lifted his target price to $53 from $50. Piper's survey work indicates Red Hat "is in pole position" to become the dominant provider of OpenStack cloud infrastructure solutions.

Bechtle reports strong third quarter

Bechtle has reported revenue up 11.4% to €558.8m in Q3, with its consolidated EBIT earnings 35.3% up on the previous year as the integration business booms.

BullGuard teams up with Exertis

Mobile security solutions provider BullGuard has entered into distribution agreement with Exertis Micro-P which will now distribute its internet security, mobile security and identity protection software packages.

Andy Travers in Fortinet channel drive

Fortinet, the network security specialist has appointed Andy Travers to the position of regional vice president for the UK, Ireland, Nordics, Germany and Holland.

Race starts for 4G in Belgium

Belgian telecoms companies Belgacom, Mobistar and Dutch KPN's BASE have bought licences to operate super-fast 4G mobile services in Belgium for €120m each.

Kirsten Lee to run A10 channels

Application Networking specialist A10 has named Kirsten Lee as Vice President of Global Channels. She had been Vice President of Worldwide Channel Marketing for the Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) part of HP.

German footballer Oliver Bierhoff is SAP brand ambassador

SAP has named German football legend and manager of the German National Team, Oliver Bierhoff as a brand ambassador for the company. Bierhoff will collaborate with SAP on further enhancing solutions that bring in-depth analytics and insight to professional sports clubs, coaches, players and fans.

Security and control means cloud compromise for EC

Europe cannot fast-track itself into the digital world even though the EC is pushing for change. This will force the hybrid cloud model on government and industries, and probably mean a multiple speed adoption at varying rates across countries.