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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: Friday 12 February 2021

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Here  are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, February 12, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Dell Technologies World 2021: The virtual event is now confirmed for May.

Rort Herjavec’s MSSP acquired
Robert Herjavec's MSSP acquired

2. Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec: His MSSP just got acquired, MSSP Alert reports.

3. M&A - Application Security: Datadog has acquired Sqreen as part of a security push.

4. Partnership - Data Protection: RSTOR and Arcserve are partnering to "redefine affordable data availability and flexible data management in today's volatile computing environment," the two companies say. In the near future, RSTOR and Arcserve plan to release new "cloud-based services to ensure business continuity of applications and data," the companies say. The twist? RSTOR does not charge egress and data access fees, so organizations can "rapidly retrieve large data sets without the fear of costly economic consequences or unbudgeted fees," RSTOR asserts.

5. Cyber Leaders: CompTIA has formed an inaugural Executive Advisory Council (EAC) of the CompTIA Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO). We'll share more details soon.

6. Embedded Technology: BlackBerry has released QNX Hypervisor 2.2, the latest edition of the company’s real-time embedded hypervisor product. With QNX Hypervisor 2.2, manufacturers and other embedded system suppliers can consolidate multiple systems onto a single hardware platform, reducing both the initial development. Typical use cases for the embedded systems include everything from rail and robotics controllers to vehicle digital cockpits and battery management ECUs, BlackBerry says.

B. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar

  1. Microsoft Ignite 2021 (March 2-4, Virtual)
  2. Channel Partners Conference and Expo (March 2-4, Virtual)
  3. Reinforce AI Conference Powered by Ericsson (March 3-5, Virtual)
  4. Huntress hack_it 2021 (March22-24, Virtual)
  5. CloudFest 2021 (March 23-25, Virtual)
  6. ChannelE2E’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.