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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 13 March 2019

Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Actually, there are 18 timely updates designed for managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), and telco agents to sip on.

18. College Admissions Scandal: The college admissions scandal allegedly involves a well-known technology venture capitalist….

17. Layoffs: Western Digital is cutting more than 300 jobs.

16. Distribution – Office 365 Enhancements: Ingram Micro now bundles Pickit with new Office 365 sales. Pickit is an add-in image service for Microsoft presentations and documents.

15. Distribution – IT as a Service: Tech Data has agreed to distribute a range of consumption-based IT solutions. Key offerings include HP Enterprise’s GreenLake Flex Capacity for Partners offerings.

14. Partner Program – MSPs: The Quest Partner Circle Program has expanded its focus for MSPs. The program offers discounts, rebates, training, technical support and other perks for MSPs that focus on data protection and endpoint management solutions.

13. Partnership – Cohesity & Cisco: Hyperconverged secondary storage provider Cohesity has joined the Cisco SolutionsPlus program and is now on Cisco’s global price list. Cisco has a similar relationship with Cohesity rival Veeam

12. Partnership – Wasabi & Veeam: Wasabi, led by former Carbonite CEO David Friend, has partnered with Veeam Software. Wasabi has integrated its hot cloud storage technology with Veeam Availability solutions, resulting in a high-performance, affordable cloud storage option that optimizes Veeam’s backup, recovery and replication for applications and data, th companies claim.

11. Managed Database Services: SolarWinds has launched machine learning-enabled database anomaly detection and an automated management API in the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA). The company also refreshed its IT operations management portfolio, collectively designed to improve support for monitoring critical IT services and extend support for monitoring private cloud and converged infrastructures, SolarWinds says. Those upgrades are designed for IT professionals, but the company’s software increasingly gets released to MSPs as well.

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