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5 Channel Partner Updates: 23 November 2016

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Actually, there are 18 entries for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on. Take a look…

18. M&A: You ever get the feeling that another MSP software company is about to be acquired — perhaps over the holiday weekend? Hmmm…

17. HP Enterprise Server Weakness: HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman conceded that the company’s x86 server business needs to execute better with channel partners amid growing cloud services competition…

16. HP Enterprise Acquisitions: Rumors about potential HPE acquisitions also continue. Many pundits think HPE remains overly dependent on hardware sales, and needs recurring revenue software subscriptions to round out the business. Still, some deals may involve a mix of hardware and software consolidation. One ongoing rumor involves HPE potentially acquiring SimpliVity

Stephanie Dismore

Stephanie Dismore

15. HP Inc. Earnings: HP Inc. yesterday announced stronger-than-expected quarterly PC sales but continued weakness in its printer business. To the company’s credit, CEO Don Weisler and his lieutenants mentioned the channel and partner priorities more than two dozen times during an earnings call with Wall Street. Stephanie Dismore, VP and GM of Americas Commercial Channel, described HP’s channel partner strategy to ChannelE2E earlier this month.

14. HP Enterprise Discover London: Speaking of HPE (yet again…) the company’s HP Enterprise Discover conference is set for November 21-December 1 in London. Roughly 10,000 customers are set to attend. We’ll be tracking HPE developments that emerge at the show…

13. FireEye Under Pressure: Goldman Sachs says there’s a 15 percent to 30 percent chance that FireEye gets acquired. The security company faces considerable challenges shifting from high-end hardware based products to broader subscription-based offerings, the investment firm asserts.

12. AWS Disaster Recovery: Druva is the latest company to launch disaster recovery services atop Amazon Web Services. Keep an eye on Druva’s Phoenix platform and associated MSP opportunities…

11. Multi-Cloud Management: Watch for Cloudyn to demonstrate multi-cloud management capabilities for MSPs at next week’s Amazon AWS re:Invent 2016 conference…

Surely, you’re not done reading yet. Proceed to page two for items 10 to 1. It’s worth the click.

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