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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 07 April 2022

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Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, April 7, 2022. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and MSP Partner Program News

1. M&A - Data Center Rumor: Cyxtera apparently is up for sale... (yet again).

2. Warren Buffett Backs HP Inc.: Berkshire Hathaway disclosed that it has purchased nearly 121 million shares of HP. The investment gives Berkshire a roughly 11.4% stake in HP, worth about $4.2 billion based on the PC and printing company's closing stock price on April 6, 2022 of $34.91, Reuters reported.

3. Channel Chief: GoTo (formerly LogMeIn) has hired Michael Day as its new VP of partner sales.

4. Partnership - Cloud Data Protection: MSP360 Managed Backup now supports Wasabi’s new storage regions in Frankfurt, Germany; London, England; and Paris, France, the companies said.

5. Partnership - Multi-Cloud MSP Data Protection: Rackspace has partnered with Cohesity to offer multi-cloud managed backup and recovery solutions to customers worldwide. The effort includes data protection for VMware-based clouds, Rackspace noted.

6. Desktop as a Service (DaaS): TD Synnex has launched Click-to-Run, a managed virtual desktop as a service that leverages Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD).

7. Integration - CloudBlue and CloudSense: Ingram Micro's CloudBlue is partnering with CloudSense, a provider of Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) software. The result: An integration between the two systems will "allow telecommunications providers to enrich their own portfolio of B2B solutions more efficiently," CloudBlue and CloudSense asserted.

8. Endpoint Management: Tanium, which develops a converged endpoint management platform, is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

B. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar

  1. Robin Robins Boot Camp 2022 (April 19-22, Nashville, Tennessee)
  2. Dell Technologies World 2022 (May 2-5, Las Vegas)
  3. Fortinet Accelerate 2022 (May 10-13, Virtual)
  4. IBM Think 2022 (May 10-11)
  5. ServiceNow Knowledge 2022 (May 11-12, New York and The Netherlands)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.