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5 Channel Partner Programs and MSP News Updates: 15 September 2021


Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Research - Hyperscale Data Centers:. There are now 659 hyperscale data centers worldwide, more than double the figure since mid-2016, according to Synergy Research Group. Amazon, Microsoft and Google collectively account for over half of the data center footprint. Also, the United States and China represent over half of the major cloud and Internet data center sites, the market research firm says.

2. Financial Services & Cloud Data Management: Snowflake has unveiled the Financial Services Data Cloud. The targeted cloud "unites Snowflake’s industry-tailored platform governance capabilities, Snowflake- and partner-delivered solutions, and industry-critical datasets, to help Financial Services organizations revolutionize how they use data to drive business growth and deliver better customer experiences," the company asserts.

3. Executive Talent - IT Consulting: Prolifics has hired Dennis Martin as global head of sales. Martin will lead Prolifics' sales strategy and teams; develop and nurture relationships with existing clients, tech partners and vendors; expand Prolifics’ footprint; and enhance the continued value of solutions and services, the company says.

4. Executive Talent - Hewlett Packard Enterprise: HPE has hired VMware veteran Fidelma Russo as CTO. She succeeds Kumar Sreekanti, who announced plans to retire in August 2021.

B. Channel Chiefs, Partner Programs, Strategic Alliances & Distribution

1. Partnership - Quantum Computing and IT Consulting: Accenture and IonQ are collaborating to accelerate quantum computing business experimentation in organizations globally and across industries, the two companies say.

2. Splashtop Channel Chief: Splashtop, a developer of remote access and remote support software, has hired Justin Windsor as channel chief for the Americas.

3. LogMeIn Channel Chief: LogMeIn has hired Okta veteran Patrick McCue as global VP of channel sales. The move comes roughly one year after private equity firms Francisco Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital completed a take-private deal to acquire LogMeIn.

4. Cloud Distribution - Microsoft 365 Email Protection: Vade for Microsoft 365 is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

5. Distribution - MSP Software: Ingram Micro has agreed to distribute N-able's security, automation, and backup and recovery solutions in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa markets, the company's say.

6. Distribution - India: Tech Data, part of TD Synnex, has agreed to distribute Palo Alto Networks security technology inIndia & SAARC (the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), which is an economic and political organization of eight countries in South Asia.

7. Distribution - Office Equipment: D&H Distributing has agreed to distribute Ergotron's ergonomic office furniture and equipment to U.S. partners focused on the SMB, education and gaming segments.

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

  1. Nutanix .Next 2021 (September 20-23, Virtual)
  2. Salesforce Dreamforce (September 21-23, Hybrid)
  3. BigBig from Taylor Business Group (September 23-35, Arizona)
  4. VMware VMworld 2021 (October 5-7, Virtual)
  5. UiPath Forward IV 2021 (October 5-6, Las Vegas)
  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.