BlueArc solidifies Hitachi’s channel play

The acquisition last month of network-attached storage (NAS) vendor BlueArc by Hitachi Data Systems cemented the already strong relationship between the two storage vendors.

HDS partners had already been reselling BlueArc’s NAS offerings, and the acquisition will allow for tighter integration on both the go-to-market and the technology fronts. Barry Morrison, regional vice-president and general manager for Canada with HDS, recently sat down with CDN to discuss the acquisition, and what it will mean for HDS channel partners.

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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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