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5 Channel Partner and MSP Updates: Thursday 10 September 2020

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Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, September 10, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. M&A - Content Services Platform: Hyland, backed by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, is acquiring Alfresco. The deal is expected to close in Q4 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed.

2. M&A - Web Hosting: TWS has acquired Vevida, a Dutch web hosting provider. Vevida will now align with SoHosted, another TWS hosting provider in the region. Financial terms were not disclosed.

3. M&A - Integration Services: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has helped Extreme Networks successfully complete the post-merger integration of Aerohive Networks into its ecosystem, TCS says.

4. M&A - Data Centers: Interxion, a Digital Realty Company, has acquired Altus IT, a carrier-neutral data center provider in Croatia. The deal offers offering a gateway for interconnection and peering with a number of prominent service providers in southeast Europe, Interxion says. Financial terms were not disclosed.

5. Automation: Accenture myWizard automation platform now spans 9,000 engagements at 1,500 companies. Some of the customers have improved user experiences by more than 50%, reduced IT operational costs by up to 60% and get new products and services to market up to eight times more quickly, Accenture asserts.

6. Partnership - Salesforce Consulting: MTX Group has been named a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner.

7. Partner Program: Neurala has launched its Neurala VIA Authorized Partner program, to help manufacturers leverage the power of vision AI. Neurala VIA Authorized Partners are a global network of integrators and distributors with expertise in helping manufacturers adopt automation and implement Industry 4.0 initiatives, the company says.

8. Partner Program - Storage Infrastructure: Tintri has launched the Tintri Partner Program.

9. Partnership - Cloud-based Voice Services: Telarus has agreed to distribute Aircall in the United States.

10. Cyber Protection: Acronis has released Acronis Cyber Protect 15, which integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-generation antimalware, cybersecurity, and endpoint management tools into a single solution.

11. Cloud Data Protection: Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, now features full interoperability with Comet Backup’s newly-announced Disk Image backup functionality.

B. Technology Conferences and Virtual Partner Events

  1. Nutanix Next 2020 Digital Experience (September 8-11)
  2. Extreme Connect Virtual 2020 (September 16-17)
  3. Microsoft Ignite (September 21-25)
  4. GlueX 2020 (September 27-29)
  5. VMware VMworld 2020 (September 29-October 1)
  6. BonusChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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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.