May 9, 2011

Upcoming Meeting Notice

The Association of Service and Computer Dealers International (ASCDI) is a 30 year old, worldwide non-profit organization made up of companies who provide technology solutions, technical support or value added services to the business community.

Members and non-members are invited to learn how to grow your business, find new business opportunities, hear from industry representatives and enjoy some fabulous networking events at our conferences:

IBM, HP, SUN/ORACLE, CISCO and NETWORKING, TELECOM, SERVICES:  Please join us at a RECEPTION in LONDON, ENGLAND.  This event is open to members and non-members.  Only $195.00 USD to attend! Come hear about the ASCDI's Anti-Counterfeit Policy and our update our Free and Open IT marketplace campaign and then network over dinner and drinks with your fellow IT resellers:

Thursday, 19 May 2011
London, England

The following event will take place on the ROOFTOP looking over Wrigley Field.  We will eat, drink, and network while watching Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers:

June 15, 2011
Chicago, IL

September 14, 2011
Boston, MA

October 26 - 28, 2011
Hamburg, Germany

Click here for more information on ALL ASCDI MEETINGS, to view the agendas, lodging details, attendee lists and to REGISTER AT THE EARLY BIRD RATE.

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ASCDI/NATD Japan Relief Fund
The Association of Service and Computers Dealers Charity Foundation and the North American Association of Telecommunications Dealers Charity Foundation are raising money to help in relief efforts in Japan.  The ASCDI and NATD have members throughout the world, including Japan.  We are in communication with our Japanese Members and with their help, will choose appropriate recipient(s) for the funds.

The ASCDI and NATD are calling upon our members, the members of the ASCDI and NATD Trading Networks (ATN & NTTN) and all technology resellers worldwide to join us in this effort.

We need to give a special “thanks” to KULJIT PARMAR from Knowledge Computers who has graciously agreed to match the first $5,000.00 in donations dollar for dollar.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Japan.

Thank you,

Joe Marion
ASCDI President
NATD Executive Director
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Data center

Data center network infrastructure market grew to $13.1B in 2010
Synergy Research Group announces the publication of the Data Center Network Infrastructure Market Analysis report, which provides quarterly market shares, sizing and forecasts for combined Data Center sales. Markets include Ethernet Switching, Routers, Application Delivery Controllers, High-End Network Security Platforms, and WAN Optimization Appliances. In 2010, Data Center Network Infrastructure sales grew 22%. Three strong standout markets include: Application Delivery Controllers, High End Network Security Platforms, and WAN Optimization Appliances. These high growth markets continue to be driven by F5, Juniper and Riverbed, all of which provide strategic growth for these vendors and #1 market leadership, respectively. Cisco maintains the largest share of Data Center spending, growing its share to 50.7% in 2010, up from 48.5% in 2009. Juniper continues to make strong headway in this market as well by gaining 2.5 market share points over the last two years and its announcement of a potentially disruptive Data Center architecture, QFabric. Other vendors with strong year over year growth in Data Center spending include: HP, Fortinet, F5, Citrix, Blue Coat, and Brocade.
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Dell Boomi helps enterprises move to the cloud with simplicity
Dell Boomi introduced new capabilities to help enterprises take advantage of cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) to help achieve enterprise efficiency while leveraging existing IT investments. Dell Boomi AtomSphere can give customers the power to start using new cloud and SaaS applications and connect them to existing applications. AtomSphere Spring 11, the newest version of Dell Boomi’s cloud integration technology, includes new capabilities for middleware connectivity, large-scale data management and migration, and anywhere integration monitoring. The new features simplify the move to cloud computing through easy integration with existing enterprise IT environments. Dell Boomi AtomSphere is delivered as-a-service, which makes it simple for customers to use and helps them avoid the burden of installing and maintaining integration software or appliances. It also offers customers frequent software updates to keep up with the fast pace of innovation in SaaS and cloud applications because it is a multi-tenant SaaS technology.
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Securities firm boosts data center performance with solutions from HP
HP announced that Samuel A. Ramirez & Co Inc., a New York-based full-service securities firm, has chosen HP 3PAR Utility Storage, a key element of the HP Converged Infrastructure strategy, to improve customer responsiveness and lower costs. The company, which manages more than $2 billion in customer assets, needed to improve customer response time to support future growth objectives. Due to its aging storage infrastructure, the firm continuously encountered access issues when searching the database on its storage area network (SAN). This resulted in delays of several minutes, which can lead to lost revenue in the securities business. Additionally, storage administration tasks and manual data backup activities required up to four hours a day to complete. Working with HP partner ESI, Samuel A. Ramirez & Co. chose HP 3PAR Utility Storage, a virtualized, multitenant disk array, to replace its inefficient SAN.  The firm’s infrastructure now includes HP 3PAR F400 Storage System, HP 3PAR Remote Copy and HP 3PAR Virtual Copy Software.
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IBM WebSphere announces WAS 8
At its Impact 2011 conference in Las Vegas, IBM announced WebSphere Application Server 8, or WAS 8, new software designed to speed the development of applications and services. The new version of WAS increases users' security and control, and delivers automated enhancements for the installation, maintenance, testing and problem resolution of business applications. Complementing these capabilities are new features that extend the reach of WAS to support applications from the desktop to mobile devices, including popular smartphones and tablets such as Apple’s iPad and iPhone, products running Google’s Android OS, and RIM’s BlackBerry portfolio. Initially developed in 1997, WebSphere helped IBM become the leader of an $18 billion middleware market, and became a cornerstone for a new enterprise computing paradigm known as SOA (services-oriented architecture). WebSphere led IBM’s march to become the world’s second-largest software company. There are currently more than 100,000 WebSphere clients worldwide.
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International news

Tech vendors indicted for selling laptops to Iran
By Jesse Emspak, International Business Times
Three men running technology vendor businesses were indicted for selling millions of dollars worth of laptops to Iran. The unsealed U.S. Department of Justice complaint says three defendants, Jeng Shih, of New York City, Massoud Habibion and Mohsen Motamedian, were all indicted for violations related to exporting laptop computers to Iran without a license.  Shih ran a company called Sunrise Technology and Trading, while Habibion and Motamedian ran one called Online Micro. Both companies sent millions of dollars worth of laptops to a company in the United Arab Emirates (identified only as "company X" that transshipped the computers to Iran. Shi is charged with 27 counts relating to the illegal export of computer-related equipment to Iran without a license from the Department of the Treasury. The indictment charges Shih and his company with one count of conspiracy; 13 counts of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); 13 counts of making or causing to be made false statements to the United States; and one allegation for forfeiture of property and profits derived from the offenses. Habibion, Motamedian and Online Micro LLC are charged with 14 counts of violating IEEPA, 14 counts of making or causing false statements to the United States and four counts of obstruction of justice. Motamedian is charged with one count of conspiracy, 14 counts of violating IEEPA, 14 counts of making or causing false statements to the United States and one count of obstruction of justice.
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IPv4 shortage crises
Infoblox Inc. announced it has leveraged its own leading, IPv6-ready solutions to enable IPv6 connectivity to its corporate website. As a result, anyone with IPv6 Internet capabilities can now automatically access Infoblox’s site with their IPv6-enabled devices. And, enterprises embarking on IPv6 enablement initiatives can turn to Infoblox’s leading IPv6-ready solutions confident in their capacity to help ease the complex and arduous dual existence of and transition from IPv4 to IPv6.  Furthermore, Infoblox is ready for IPv6 World Day on June 8, 2011, an IPv6 field trial organized by The Internet Society and including a growing number of industry leaders such as Akamai, Cisco, Google, Facebook, Juniper and Yahoo.
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Oracle and Fujitsu deliver enhanced SPARC Enterprise M3000 server
Oracle and Fujitsu announced an enhanced SPARC Enterprise M3000 server with the newest SPARC64 VII+ processor.  Ideal for a range of enterprise applications including business intelligence, database and business processing, the new SPARC Enterprise M3000 server delivers increased performance and I/O throughput, improved manageability with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Ops Center, maximum investment protection for mission-critical computing, and helps customers to further boost the productivity and efficiency of their enterprise systems. New features in the SPARC Enterprise M3000 server include: increased CPU clock speed -- the quad-core or dual-core 2.86GHz SPARC64 VII+ processor offers up to 20 percent better performance than the previous generation SPARC64 processor;  Solid State Drive Support -- with internal Solid State Drives (SSD), the SPARC Enterprise M3000 server running Oracle Database 11g, Release 2 can take advantage of the Oracle Database Smart Flash Cache feature to increase I/O throughput and optimize system performance. Oracle Solaris is the only UNIX operating system which can use the Oracle Database Smart Flash Cache feature.
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Red Hat achieves six FIPS 140-2 security certifications on HP systems
Red Hat Inc. announced the completion of six Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certifications from the U.S. government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This marks the culmination of one of the largest certification efforts that Red Hat has completed with the U.S. Government. Information security officials have a mandate to maintain greater control over data and information systems. U.S. Federal agencies that use cryptographic-based security systems to protect sensitive information in computer and telecommunication systems (including voice systems) IT-related products must use FIPS-140 certified systems. FIPS 140-2 validation is required by national agencies in Canada and is recognized in Europe and Australia.
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IBM's Third Party Practices & Sales team provides exclusive support for leasing companies, brokers, dealers, refurbishers and maintainers in the US.

Contact the Technical Support Management Office (TSMO) in Poughkeepsie, NY, for normal order processing requests, including IBM service requests (except break/fix maintenance). Their number is 800-426-4955, option 1, or you may fax your request to 845-433-4664 (Attention: TSMO), or e-mail to

Requests for break/fix IBM service can be made by contacting IBM at 888-426-4343 (follow the prompts). Be prepared to provide your IBM customer number (or customer name and address), customer contact name, phone number, machine type/model, and serial number.

Also, consider connecting with Tim Glinski at IBM on for regular third party customer updates.


Incent your IBM System i customers to talk to you this month. Help them get a valuable NGS query tool without paying a license fee. We’ll handle the software delivery and support. You’ll be a hero. Let us create a custom promotion for your company. (800) 824-1220 ext 254

Contact:  Bill Langston
Ph: 916 920-2200 ext 254


MVSS is a Third Party Maintenance service provider and owns MVSS Brokerage. MVSS specializes in UNIX and provides maintenance for Intel and storage equipment. We sell indirectly through channel partners exclusively and provide the necessary resources to win business. MVSS is offering ASCDI members access to Gold Pricing - for highly competitive maintenance pricing, call us today!

Undertaking maintenance agreements across the globe in Australia, NZ, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe and Middle East.

Contact:  Mal Fraser Clay
Ph: +61-2-9428-8777

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DecisionOne announces ASCDI program launch
DecisionOne provides cost effective, local, reliable technology support services including remote, onsite and logistics services. We offer break/fix services nationwide for Sun, IBM, and HP used and refurbished equipment. Call now for pricing and check out our new website at
Contact: Susan Warnke
Phone: 612-253-4218


Trident is a third party cross platform hardware maintenance provider for Sun, HP and Dell.  Trident services new and used equipment and can help equipment resellers and vendors increase their footprint with customers.  “End of Life” is a specialty. 
Contact:  Steve Studley
Phone:  202-558-5527



Bulletproof your support and expand your maintenance budget. Independent Multi-vendor Enterprise Support from Olympic Support offers big discounts on manufacturers listed support costs and provides better coverage and fix times compared to vendor & OEM packages. Find out how you can profit from our success.
Contact: Roger Taylor


Reduce Your Data Center Support Costs 25% – 40%
Akibia is a 20-year old global provider of multivendor systems maintenance services, including support for Sun, HP and Dell systems. Our customized SLAs and unique approach results in 25-40 percent cost savings compared to other maintenance providers.
Call 1-866-4-AKIBIA x 4907 for more information.

Micro Memory Bank offers on-line division now offers consumers even more choices. Memory upgrades for Dell, IBM, Apple, DEC, HP, Sun and hundreds of others are all available for purchase online or by calling 877-ADD-RAM9.

What separates from the competition is the Memory Wizard tool; a proprietary feature that enables the site visitor to find their exact memory type with the click of a button.

Contact: Bob Kanoff
Phone: 215-643-6020



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