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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 14 January 2022

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, January 14, 2022. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and Partner Program News

1. Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs: Participate in the survey here before the survey closes on January 21. We'll announce results during our April webcast.

2. Private Equity - IPO: TPG raised roughly $1 billion in its IPO (initial public offering). The private equity firm owns stakes in MSP software and cybersecurity companies such as KaseyaNintexThycotic and Centrify.

3. Funding - Hybrid Cloud Management: Virtana, has raised $73 million through financing from Atalaya Capital Management, Elm Park Capital Management, HighBar Partners, and Benhamou Global Ventures.

4. Microsoft Partner Program Progress: Microsoft Channel Chief Rodney Clark offered this update...

5. Channel Chief - eXtended Detection and Response (XDR): Anomali has hired Tenable, SourceFire and Cisco Systems veteran Chris Peterson as VP of global channel and technology partnerships.

6.  Distribution - Midmarket MSP Hype?: nDivision has "entered into a strategic partner agreement with a $60 Billion Fortune 250 global IT distributor and solutions aggregator to distribute nDivision's automated IT Managed Services in the U.S.," the company announced. Alas, nDivision did not disclose the distributor's name -- though it's a safe guess the relationship involves Tech Data-Synnex since that merge created a business with combined revenue of $59.8 billion. Overall, we found the nDivision press release filled with hype about total addressable market (TAM) opportunities, and it lacked a specific statement from the distributor describing the actual go-to-market opportunities...

7. Cloud Data Protection: StratoKey has released Cloud Compliance Manager (CCM), which is designed to provide organizations with Automation, Management, and Reporting for their compliance programs, the company said.

8. Backup and Disaster Recovery - Linux: IDrive 360 has added backup support for Linux machines.

9. SAP Quarterly Financial Results: SAP's Q4 cloud revenue rose 28 percent compared to Q4 the previous year. SAP expects cloud revenue to grow roughly 26 percent in 2022 compared to 2021, the enterprise software company added.

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

  1. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 18-20, Virtual)
  2. Dynatrace Perform (February 7-11, Las Vegas)
  3. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  4. ThreatLocker Zero Trust World 2022 (February 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  5. MWC Barcelona 2022 (February 28-March 3, Barcelona, Spain)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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.