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Europe’s Gaia-X Counters Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud

Gaia-X, backed by European governments & local technology companies, seeks to offer open standards alternatives to Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform & Alibaba Cloud.

Deloitte Acquires MSP, Amazon AWS Cloud Partner DNM

Deloitte Ireland acquires DNM, an Irish cloud consultancy & MSP for Amazon Web Services (AWS) migrations. M&A activity involving AWS-focused MSPs surges.

Layoffs Hit Some Big IT Services Firms: What’s the Cause?

Amid IT service provider (ITSP) layoffs & the shift toward cloud automation, some pundits including Robert X. Cringely predict the end of IT contractors. ChannelE2E disagrees.

CompuCom President Mick Slattery: The ChannelE2E Interview

This month (June 2020) marks one year since Office Depot named Mick Slattery as president of CompuCom. How has the IT solutions provider evolved? Slattery provides answers.

Coffee Thursday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 04 June 2020

Today’s update includes an open letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook on racism, along with additional updates from the technology industry.

AWS Cloud MSPs: Mergers and Acquisitions List

Cloud MSPs focused on Amazon Web Services (AWS) are in merger & acquisition (M&A) mode. This list of M&A deals tracks MSPs that are top AWS cloud partners.

Cloud MSP Buys AWS DevOps Partner: Effectual Acquires Five Talent

Effectual, a cloud-focused MSP backed by private equity firms Catalyst Investors & Lumerity Capital, acquires AWS DevOps partner Five Talent.

NetApp Acquires Spot Cloud Cost Optimization, Migration Tools

NetApp acquiring Spot for public cloud cost optimization and compute management tools. Spot partners include major MSPs & key resellers.

5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 03 June 2020

Today’s channel partner news involves Acronis, CHE, Cyxtera, Datto, Druva, FireEye, Ingram Micro Cloud, Kimble, MidnightBlue, OffsiteDataSync, Otava, Pax8, Promark, SAP, ServiceNow, TeamViewer, Veeam, VMware & Zerto.

Netreo Acquires CloudMonix; MSPs Gain Microsoft Azure Cloud Monitoring

Netreo acquires CloudMonix, which offers Microsoft cloud monitoring services designed for MSPs (managed IT services providers), CSPs & DevOps teams.