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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 16 April 2021

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, April 16, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Tech Investments - Thoma Bravo Growth Fund: Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is raising about $3 billion for its first growth fund. The fund will be designed to acquire minority positions in private and publicly traded companies, The Wall Street Journal reports. Thoma Bravo already owns majority and/or minority stakes in such MSP-focused technology companies as Barracuda Networks, ConnectWise, SolarWinds and Sophos, among others.

2. MSPs - Cloud Storage Management: Wasabi has announced Account Control Manager, a centralized management solution for its channel partners. MSPs and Wasabi resellers can automate cloud storage account creation, management, and user billing through the centralized management interface, Wasabi says.

3. MSPs - Infrastructure Monitoring: LogicMonitor has added 11 new partners to the LogicMonitor Partner Network. Eight of the 11 partners are located in Europe.

4. Managed Print Services: MPS Monitor, which develops a cloud-based remote monitoring and management (RMM) software platform for printers and multifunctional devices, grew revenue 40 percent in 202. Actual revenue figures were were not disclosed. The Milan, Italy-based company's platform manages more than 900,000 printing devices worldwide, MPS Monitor says.

5. Partner - SAP on Microsoft Azure Migrations: Microsoft has selected Protera as a Preferred Partner for SAP on Azure Migrations. Protera develops FlexBridge, a migration and management platform that more rapidly moves customers to Azure. Protera is a global SAP partner certified in Hosting, Cloud, Application Management, Global Outsourcing, and SAP HANA Operations Services.

6. Partner Program - Risk Management: Code42 has unveiled the Accelerate channel partner program. Faraz Siraj, VP of channel sales at Code42, is leading the effort.

7. Partnership - Video Meetings: Atos and RingCentral have launched Unify Video by RingCentral in Europe. A standalone video with team messaging product, Unify Video is designed to "enhance online meetings and enable people to work smarter and communicate and collaborate from anywhere," the companies say.

8. Distribution - Rugged Mobile Devices: Synnex has agreed to distribute Sonim Technologies RS60 and RS80 rugged SmartScanners and XP8 ultra-rugged smartphone across North America.

9. AI Solutions: Lenovo outlines its AI (artificial intelligence) solutions push here.

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

  1. ZertoCon 2021 (April 20, Virtual)
  2. AppSmart Unleash (April 20-21, Virtual)
  3. Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs Unveiled (April 22, Webcast)
  4. Red Hat Summit 2021 (April 27-28, Virtual)
  5. QuoteWerks User Summit 2021 (April 28-30, Virtual)
  6. Women Transforming Technology Conference (May 3-4, Virtual)
  7. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  8. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here
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.