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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 27 June 2018

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Actually, there are 20 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:

20. Xerox vs. Fujifilm Feud: Fujifilm is threatening to compete against Xerox if Xerox abandons a joint business relationship between the companies. Um… is that really a threat or just an expected outcome?

19. Partner Program – MSPs: Hyperconverged technology specialist Scale Computing has launched an MSP program with a “flexible pricing model that reduces CapEx through a price per-node, per-month, OpEx subscription,” the company says.

18. AWS Migration: Rackspace has been named an AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) Partner to help businesses migrate to AWS. On a related note, Rackspace employees hold more than 1,000 AWS technical certifications. Also, the company has AWS Competency status in seven areas: Financial Services, Migration, Storage, Microsoft Workloads, Oracle, DevOps, and Marketing and Commerce.

17, SMB Retirement Plans: Principal Financial Group has launched two “Principal Flex” retirement packages to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and tax-exempt organizations offer flexible retirement benefits to employees, the company says. Principal claims to serve more than 37,000 SMB organizations with nearly 1.3 million participants.

16. Salesforce Data Protection: Druva Inc. has launched Druva inSync on the Salesforce AppExchange. The offering ensures “business-critical data within Salesforce are protected and available for fast recovery and quick responses to legal and compliance needs,” Druva claims.

15. Partner – ServiceNow: Cask LLC has achieved the ServiceNow Gold Services Partner designation. The company has more than 10 years experience assisting customers with ServiceNow deployments.

14. Partner – AWS: Six Nines IT has achieved Premier Consulting Partner status within the AWS Partner Network (APN).

13. Partner Program – Cloud Cmmunications: Twilio has launched the Twilio Build partner program. It features an API-first, developer-first approach.

12. Partner Program – HCI: Nutanix has launched a new Velocity channel partner program for mid-market partners that have hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) expertise. In a related move, Nutanix and Lenovo are launching a hyperconverged software-ready product called Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes.

11. Talent – MSP Leader:  Yorktel has hired Mike Brandofino as chief operations officer (COO). The company also named Ken Scaturro as chief revenue officer earlier this year.

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