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Specialista infrastrutture Hyperconverged soluzioni di storage specializzati Syneto e distributore Hammer annunciano un partenariato europeo

Syneto, noto fornitore di infrastrutture iperconvergenti e Hammer, leader nella distribuzione di soluzioni di storage a valore aggiunto hanno stipulato un accordo di distribuzione di portata europea. Come risultato della partnership, Hammer integrerà…

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Hyperconverged Infrastruktur-Spezialist Syneto und spezialisierter Speicherlösungs-Distributor Hammer kündigt eine europäische Partnerschaft an

  Syneto, ein führender Anbieter hyperkonvergierter Infrastruktur und Hammer, führendes Vertriebsunternehmen für Mehrwert-Speicherlösungen, haben einen europaweiten Vertriebsvertrag unterzeichnet. Durch diese Partnerschaft nimmt Hammer die hyperkonvergierten…

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Le spécialiste de l'infrastructure Hyperconvergée Syneto et le distributeur spécialisé de solutions de stockage Hammer annoncent un partenariat européen

Syneto, l’un des principaux fournisseurs d’infrastructures hyperconvergées, et Hammer, leader dans la distribution à valeur ajoutée de solutions de stockage, ont stipulé un accord européen de distribution. Ce partenariat permettra à Hammer d’ajouter à…

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Hyperconverged infrastructure specialist Syneto en Storage distributeur Hammer kondigen een Europees partnerschap aan

Syneto, een toonaangevende leverancier van hyperconverged infrastructure en Hammer, de toonaangevende distributeur van value-add Storage oplossingen, hebben een pan-Europese distributie-overeenkomst afgesloten. Met deze samenwerking zal Hammer de hyperconverged…

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Hyperconverged infrastructure specialist Syneto and specialist storage solutions distributor Hammer announce a European partnership

Syneto, a leading hyperconverged infrastructure vendor, and Hammer, the leading storage solutions value-add distributor, have entered into a Europe-wide distribution agreement. The partnership will see Hammer adding Syneto’s hyperconverged products to…

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StarWind and Hammer announce EMEA-wide distribution agreement

Hammer, a leading value-add distributor for over 25 years, has announced the addition of StarWind’s simplified software-defined storage stack, hyperconverged and storage appliances to its portfolio, in a distribution agreement which is an ideal fit for…

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Are you ready for TDMR and BPMR?

With TDMR, BPMR, HDMR and MAMR, HDDs are evolving to ensure they will be meeting our data storage needs for decades to come, says Hammer. Do you remember the 5.25 inch floppy disk? They truly were ‘floppy’. How about the 3.5 inch version in its hard case?…

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Welke invloed zal de evolutie van de data hebben op de opslagsector?

Door Jason Beeson, Commercieel Directeur bij de opslagspecialisten van Hammer We hebben de ijstijd, de ijzertijd en het industriële tijdperk gekend. Nu zijn we goed op weg in het informatietijdperk. Wereldeconomieën verschuiven van activiteiten geïnspireerd…

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Comment l’évolution des données impactera-t-elle l’industrie du stockage ?

Par Jason Beeson, Directeur commercial chez le spécialiste du stockage Hammer Nous avons connu la période glaciaire, l’âge de fer et l’âge industriel. Aujourd’hui, nous vivons en plein dans l’ère de l’information. Les économies mondiales passent d’une…

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Wie wird die Datenevolution die Speichermedien beeinflussen?

Von Jason Beeson, Handelsdirektor bei den Speicherexperten von Hammer Wir hatten die Eiszeit, die Eisenzeit und das Industrielle Zeitalter. Nun befinden wir uns mitten im Informationszeitalter. Globale Volkswirtschaften bewegen sich von jenen die auf…

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Big data gets bigger

Jason Beeson, Commercial Director at Hammer, looks at how the changing volumes - and types - of data will impact the storage sector. After the Iron Age and Industrial Age, we are now well into the Information Age. Global economies are shifting from those…

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Specialist distributor Hammer and leading global deep storage vendor Spectra Logic announce EMEA-wide distribution deal

Hammer, the leading specialist value-add distributor, and Spectra Logic, have entered into an EMEA-wide distribution agreement. The partnership will see Hammer adding Spectra Logic’s high-capacity workflow, tape and disk-based products to its portfolio…

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The growth of cloud computing

Are we heading towards the day when the term ‘the cloud’ will be superfluous? You can go way back to 1969 to find the first mentions of the concept that eventually became the cloud; the virtual network where some parts of a company’s computing needs were…

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How to thrive during decades of technological change

James Ward, Managing Director of Hammer, looks back over the 25 years since the firm’s foundation and ahead to the coming decades. There is a lot to celebrate these days at Hammer: a growing vendor base and rising sales, all backed by a plethora of industry…

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Tape is still top when it comes to archiving data

Aficionados of The Rolling Stones may be surprised to learn that one of the group’s oldest songs is called No One Loves You More Than Me. But the apparent gap in their discographical knowledge needn’t cause too much embarrassment; the song, recorded in…

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Encryption Drives

With the number of data breaches rising, security is increasingly seen as paramount to maintaining customer confidence, ensuring business continuity, safeguarding reputation and managing mission critical applications. Keeping data secure is the number…

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Why the hype over hyperconvergence?

Think of a datacentre and you think of servers, storage and networked hardware. But rising costs, increasing demand and the need for increased speed means this model is under constant review. Now though, the industry is starting to see something of a…

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Data storage sector faces a challenging start to 2017

We are heading for challenging times in the data storage sector, says Nick Powling, General Manager, Components at Hammer, the award-winning value-add distributor with 25 years’ experience in data storage, servers and end-to-end IT solutions. There appears…

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Right drive for the right application

As SSD capacities rise and prices drop, many see these as faster, smarter and slicker alternatives to HDDs. It’s a reasonable assumption to make; but misguided. True, HDD shipments are falling, but this is due to a drop in demand in consumer markets as…

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NVMe

With the increasing need for more performance and bandwidth within enterprise applications, customers have looked towards PCIe interface add-in solutions. In some cases, though, they have experienced driver issues or have had server downtime as the cards…

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Drive for results

Despite some drops in demand, the HDD enterprise market remains buoyant, says Nick Powling of drive distributor Hammer. The HDD market is experiencing something of a readjustment. Yet both the actual, and expected ongoing, drop in global demand for these…

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Data explosion is driving a change in the server market model

Big data, cloud-based applications and whitebox servers: a heady combination that is sending a seismic shift through the data storage market. The volume of data being collected is doubling in size every two years. IDC says that by 2020, an estimated 44…

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Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things will lead to data volumes soaring

How confident would you be of a successful moon landing if the mission was controlled solely by a smartphone? It seems incredible, but according to one source (http://bit.ly/1us6og2), the Apollo Guidance Computer in the Apollo 11 command module (the first…

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Things ain't what they used to be

Gerard Marlow, general manager at specialist distributor Hammer, describes how the Internet of Things will lead to data volumes soaring. How confident would you be of a successful moon landing if the mission was controlled solely by a single smartphone?…

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Safe & Sound

The number of data breaches has risen considerably in recent years. According to one source (see boxout), a quarter of UK businesses have experienced at least one major breach in the past year. It is little wonder then that security is increasingly seen…

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Hammer tops a sensational 2016

Hammer has topped off a sensational 2016 by picking up ‘Storage Distributor of the Year’ at this year’s prestigious CRN Channel Awards. It’s the latest in a line of awards accrued over our 25 years. This year we have already won ‘Storage Distributor of…

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The A-List - James Ward

James Ward Managing director, Hammer. What is your greatest career move to date? The recent sale of Hammer to Exertis. It's always been my goal to secure my future and now I have. What is top of your bucket list? To play at Augusta, where the Masters…

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DCC Tech to buy Hammer Consolidated Holdings for £38m

Irish investment holding company DCC’s technology division is to buy Hammer Consolidated Holdings, a server and storage solutions reseller, for about £38m. The acquisition by DCC Technology, which trades under Exertis, is expected to be completed by the…

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Exertis UK boss: We may never integrate Hammer

Exertis has pledged to take a different approach with Hammer than it has with previous acquisitions by running it as a standalone business indefinitely. After years - if not decades - of sporadic dialogue, the Basingstoke duo have finally shaken hands…

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Specialist distributor Hammer and leading global vendor Huawei announce UK and Ireland distribution deal

Hammer, the leading specialist value-add distributor, and Huawei, the global ICT vendor, have entered into a UK and Ireland-wide distribution agreement. The partnership will see Hammer adding Huawei’s servers, storage systems, cloud computing products…

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Exertis snaps up Hammer

Storage and server specialist Hammer is the latest distributor to be acquired by an expanding Exertis. The consolidation in the distribution world continues with Exertis snapping up storage and server specialist Hammer for £38.3m. Last month Tech Data…

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DCC buys tech storage distributor Hammer

DCC, the support services group, has bought Hammer, a Basingstoke-based data storage company, for £38.3m. A recent entrant to the FTSE 100, DCC distributes products in the oil, electronics and healthcare sectors and also operates in waste management. The…

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Exertis nails £38.3m Hammer deal

As predicted by CRN, Exertis has stepped up its M&A drive by acquiring storage distributor Hammer in a £38.3m deal. Hammer is the latest - and largest - in a string of UK acquisitions for broadliner Exertis, whose Anglo-Irish parent, DCC Group, was recently…

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DCC's Hammer

DCC said DCC Technology, which trades as Exertis, has agreed to acquire Hammer Consolidated Holdings Ltd, a specialist distributor of server and storage solutions to resellers in the UK and Continental Europe. DCC has agreed to acquire 100% of the issued…

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£38M deal agreed for server and storage products distributor

A £155m-turnover distributor of server and storage products for suppliers including Dell, Intel and Seagate is set to be acquired by a Lancashire-based company in a deal that values the business at more than £38m. DCC Technology, which trades as Exertis,…

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DCC spends €42.5m on server and storage solutions company

UK-based business seen complementing DCC’s existing Exertis unit: Hammer, which employs 165 people, is a distributor for a number of suppliers, including Dell, Intel, and NetApp, to almost 1,000 resellers, cloud service providers and system integrators…

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Hammer Listed in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250

Hammer, the award-winning dedicated storage, server and networking distributor, has been named in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table for the first time. The listing ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest…

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Huawei looks to grow enterprise channel with new distributor Hammer

"Networking vendor Huawei has appointed Hammer as a distributor for its IT infrastructure solutions in the UK and Ireland as it looks to develop its enterprise channel. Hammer joins Huawei's existing distributors Exertis, Utopia and Zycko, and will have…

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Specialist distributor Hammer and leading global vendor Huawei announce UK and Ireland distribution deal

Hammer, the leading specialist value-add distributor, and Huawei, the global ICT vendor, have entered into a UK and Ireland-wide distribution agreement. The partnership will see Hammer adding Huawei’s servers, storage systems, cloud computing products…

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Growth in demand for SSD storage drives Hammer and Samsung partnership

Hammer has signed an EMEA-wide agreement to include Samsung Semiconductors’ range of SSD and DRAM products. “We have been looking at ways to meet a growing customer demand and add to our already extensive portfolio of SSD products,” said Nick Powling,…

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Waarom de hype over hyperconvergentie?

Denk aan een datacentrum en je denkt aan servers, opslag en aan hardware in het netwerk. Maar groeiende kosten, de toegenome vraag en de behoefte aan grotere snelheid betekenen dat dit model constant herzien wordt. Maar nu begint de industrie zoiets als…

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Hammer’s customers are set to benefit from academy expansion

Hammer’s hugely successful sales academy has been given a regional twist: 12 trainees from Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden have become the latest candidates to be immersed in the company’s unique ethos. This is great news for Hammer’s customers…

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Another Layer

Hammer, Cloud Distribution and VIP are among the distributors enhancing, or even building their own, products. Jack Gilbert asks what's driving the trend. There is a scene in the film Layer Cake where Michael Gambon's character, Eddie Temple, nonchalantly…

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