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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 03 April 2019

Welcome to page two of two for today’s items 10 to 1.

10. Data Protection – Office 365 Backup: Veeam Software has launched Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3. The upgrade offers faster backup, improved security, enhanced visibility and improved analytics, the data protection company claims.

9. Data Protection – Upgrade: Acronis has delivered Backup 12.5 Update 4, which doubles the number of protected devices that can be managed from a single management server. Additional capabilities include physical data shipping, cross-platform virtual machine conversion, protection from cryptomining malware, and localization to seven additional languages, the company says. Acronis grew its net billing 20 percent in 2018 vs. 2017, though the company did not disclose actual revenue or profit figures.

8. Data Protection – Cohesity vs. Commvault: Vita Group, a major Australian retailer, is replacing Commvault with Cohesity secondary storage as part of a major data protection strategy. The migration is expected to save the company $500,000 over five years, according to a prepared statement. The move comes as Commvault overhauls its executive team to compete more effectively in the data protection market.

7. Remote IoT Support: TeamViewer has unveiled an IoT Starter Kit. With this do-it-yourself solution, businesses of any size can get started with IoT immediately, the remote support software company claims.

6. Research – Help Desk Trends: What do customers expect from help desks and call centers? This Zendesk research offers some answers.

5. Bankruptcy – Sungard Availability Services: The data protection company is set to file for a pre-packaged bankruptcy on or about May 1, but CEO Sungard AS Andrew Stern is assuring customers that the company will continue to meet customers’ needs throughout the process.

4. What Comes After Venture Capital?: Andreessen Horowitz, one of the world’s best-known venture capital firms, apparently is moving to completely reinvent its business

3. M&A – Broadband & SMB Services: Cable One is acquiring Missouri-based cable operator Fidelity Communications Co. for $525.9 million.

2. Funding – MSP: Faction, an MSP for VMware Cloud on AWS, has secured $14 million of new financing to fund continued growth. The investment will be used to broaden Faction’s Hybrid Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (HDRaaS) across public clouds, enable multi-cloud storage via deeper integrations with leading storage portfolio solutions, and expand their global data center footprint, the MSP says.

1. Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs 2019: We’ll unveil the complete list — yes, all honorees — and associated research during our April webcast. Register now to join us.

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