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5 Channel Partner and MSP Updates: Tuesday 18 August 2020

Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. New Dell Global Channel Chief: Details are here.

2. Expansion - SD-WANs: Adaptiv Networks has launched new points-of-presence in the UK and Western Europe. In addition, Adrian Tate has been appointed as VP Sales Europe at Adaptiv Networks.

3. Partnership - SD-WANs: Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE) will enable the hosting of Network Function Virtualization (NFV), such as SD-WAN capabilities, directly on Megaport's global Software Defined Network (SDN). Moreover, Megaport and Cisco are collaborating to enable Cisco SD-WAN as the first use case on MVE, the companies say.

4. Network Automation as a Service: Arista Networks ($ANET) has unveiled CloudVision as-a-Service, a fully managed software service that automates multi-domain networks spanning across the client to cloud, the company says. CloudVision as-a-Service is in production for limited customers now and will be generally available for all customers in Q3 2020.

5. Integration - Network Services: Apstra  has unveiled Apstra AOS version 3.3. The intent-based networking platform now features new integrations with Juniper Networks and SONiC.

6. Talent - MSP: Concertium, an MSP in Tampa, Florida, has named Carren Rieger as president and CEO. Rieger shares some of her vision for the 25-person MSP in an interview with The St. Pete Catalyst.

7. Talent and Funding: Agiloft, which specializes in no-code contract and commerce lifecycle management, has received a $45 million growth equity investment from FTV Capital, Also, Agiloft has named Eric Laughlin as CEO.

8. Oracle Bidding for TikTok?: Perhaps

B. Technology Conferences & Virtual Partner Events

  1. Kaseya Connect IT Global 2020 (August 24-27, Virtual Conference)
  2. IT By Design: Build IT 2020 (September 1, Virtual Conference)
  3. SaaStr 2020 Home: Virtual Cloud Business Conference (September 2-3)
  4. Microsoft Ignite (September 21-25, Virtual Event)
  5. GlueX 2020 (September 27-29, Virtual Event)
  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.