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5 Channel Partner Updates: June 6, 2017

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Actually, there are 11 updates 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…

11. Live From DattoCon17: We’re blogging live from DattoCon17 today in Denver. Read all the live coverage here.

10. Cloud Cost Management: ParkMyCloud, an enterprise app for optimizing and reducing cloud spend, now supports auto-scheduling for Google Cloud Platform in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

9. Multi-Cloud Management: Turbonomic has extended its hybrid cloud management platform from on-premises capabilities to support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud environments.

8. Software Defined Data Center:  VMware today introduced updates across its VMware vRealize cloud management platform. The new offerings include VMware vRealize Operations 6.6VMware vRealize Automation 7.3vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3vRealize Log Insight 4.5 and vRealize Network Insight 3.4, Roll them all together, and partners can more easily stand up and operate VMware-based clouds, the company says. 

7. Compliance and eDiscovery: Mimecast has launched a Case Review App for its Mimecast Email Archiving service. The app offers first-pass review for email in response to audits, compliance reviews, legal claims, and other investigations. The app is designed for eDiscovery administrators and compliance professionals to collect, identify, review, cull and preserve relevant emails. Mimecast claims the app will help companies to address the European Union (EU) directive General Data Protection Regulation.

6. MSP Leader Resigns: NTT Communications has unveiled an executive reshuffle which will see its SVP and head of managed services Shigeru Kitabatake stepping down later this month, Capacity Media reported. Kitabatake will leave the company on 20 June, with NTT Com appointing current SVP and head of systems Hirofumi Miyama to replace him, the report said.

5. Aruba’s Next Move: Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has unveiled a new solution for indoor asset tracking. This solution enables small tags to be attached to assets, which are then tracked as they move around a site. Aruba is marketing their solution most strongly in the retail and healthcare industries, in which asset tracking brings particularly a strong return on investment, SeekingAlpha notes.

4. The Synnex/Westcon-Comstor Deal: Take a closer look at Synnex’s pending acquisition of Westcon-Comstor Americas, and you’ll notice a hidden gem: Synnex gets its hands on a major Cisco partner — though that business is under pressure amid the major shift to cloud and OpEx services.

3. Big Data Revenues: MapR Technologies, which develops a Converged Data Platform for big data applications, says revenues grew 81 percent for its first quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on April 30, 2017. The privately held company competes with public rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks. Need more details? MapR CEO Matt Mills described the company’s partner strategy in this podcast with CompTIA and ChannelE2E.

2. Channel Talent – Analytics: ExtraHop, which specializes in real-time IT analytics, has named Chris Lehman as senior VP of worldwide sales. He reports to CEO Arif Kareem.

1. IBM Channel Chief Change: After a 33-year career at IBM, Channel Chief Marc Dupaquier will retire at the end of June.. John Teltsch will take over as general manager, Global Business Partners for IBM, effective July 1. Teltsch most recently was GM of Transformation for Global Markets.

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