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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 16 March 2022


Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Sip up.

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

1. Partnership Update - Cisco and NetApp: NetApp and Cisco have introduced FlexPod XCS, providing "one automated platform for modern applications, data and hybrid cloud services," the two companies asserted.

2. Partnership - ITSM and Oracle Cloud: BMC has selected Oracle Exadata Cloud Service running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to power its BMC Helix platform for IT service management (ITSM) software.

3. Partnership - Google Cloud and VMware: Through an expanded relationship, customers can now use the VMware Cloud Universal program to leverage the Google Cloud VMware Engine. Still, it feels like Amazon Web Services remains VMware's preferred cloud partner. The evidence: VMware Cloud on AWS typically generates most of the cloud partner sound bites during VMware earnings calls.

4. Partnership : Nerdio and IGEL are partnering to promote desktop as a service (DaaS) for MSPs in the Azure cloud.

5. Partnership: Keep an eye on this relationship involving LimaCharlie and SOC Prime.

6. Funding - Cloud Management Software: Sedai has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Sierra Ventures and Uncorrelated Ventures.

7. SaaS Management - Executive Leadership: Zylo, which develops a SaaS Management and Optimization platform, has hired Courtney Shaffer Lovold as senior vice president of sales.

8. Talent: West Monroe announced the following executive promotions:

  • Chicago: Brad Haller – Senior Partner – Mergers & Acquisitions at West Monroe
  • Los Angeles: Christina Powers – Managing Director – Technology at West Monroe
  • New York: Peter Kahn – Senior Partner – Mergers & Acquisitions at West Monroe
  • San Francisco: Rich Snipes – Managing Director – Technology at West Monroe
  • Seattle: Jeremy Bruck – Managing Director – Mergers & Acquisitions at West Monroe
  • Seattle: Jon Magin – Managing Director – Mergers & Acquisitions at West Monroe

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

  1. IWCE 2022 (March 20-24, Las Vegas, Nevada)
  2. SolarWinds 2022 North America Partner Summit (March 22-24, Virtual)
  3. Aruba Atmosphere 2022 Conference (March 27-April 1, Las Vegas)
  4. Data Center World 2022 (March 28-March 31, Austin, Texas)
  5. TED 2022 (April 10-14, Vancouver, Canada)
  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.