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5 Channel Partner Updates: Monday 12 February 2018

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, February 12, 2018.

Actually, there are 12 timely updates designed 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…

9. AWS IPO?: Amazon still has absolutely no plans to  spin off AWS as a separate company, the company reiterated in recent days. Rumors about an AWS IPO pop up every few quarters, though Amazon has always denied such plans.

8. BMC IPO?: BMC Software is holding conversations with investment banks about an initial public offering (IPO) that could value it at more than $10 billion, including debt, according to Reuters. The IPO rumors come roughly one year after BMC scrapped M&A discussions with CA Technologies.

7. Backup: Comtrade Software and Exagrid have unveiled a backup platform for Nutanix, the popular hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) offering...

6. Lawsuit Settlement: Computer Sciences Corp., a contractor to the Maryland Department of Health, will pay $81 million to settle a suit with the state stemming from allegations that it fell behind schedule in maintaining the state’s Medicaid computer system and failed to make changes required by the Affordable Care Act, Law 360 reports.

5. Talent: 5nine Software, a provider of Microsoft Cloud management and security solutions, has hired Arxan and OPAQ Networks veteran Vince Arneja as chief product officer.

4. Storage: The cloud storage market will reach $88.91 billion by 2022, up from $30.70 billion in 2017. That's a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.7 percent, according to Reports and Reports.

LiveAction CEO Brooks Borcherding
Brooks Borcherding

3. Talent: Former Datto President and NaviSite CEO Brooks Borcherding has joined LiveAction as president, the company confirmed this morning. He'll work closely with CEO Walter Scott -- the former leader of SolarWinds MSP, LogicNow and GFI Software -- to dive LiveAction's SD-WAN partner push and plenty more. See the interview with Borcherding here.

2. Data Center Partnership: TELEHOUSE and Sabey Data Centers have inked a partnership involving their respective data centers and services in Seattle and New York.

1. Live Blog: Track our coverage of Oracle CloudWorld in New York here...

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.