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5 Channel Partner and MSP Updates: Tuesday 25 August 2020

Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. Former Datto CEO's New Gig: Datto founder Austin McChord has joined Heart Health Intelligence as CEO. HHI develops a "cloud-connected toilet seat" that captures cardiac data from a patient's home. Perhaps curiously, HHI disclosed seed funding on April 1, 2020.

2. MSPs - SD-WAN Partner Program: Bigleaf Networks has introduced MSP-friendly SD-WAN pricing models, the company says.

3. Distribution: Synnex is now a North American master agent for Five9 Inc., which develops cloud-based contact center services.

4. Direct Listing: Workplace app Asana unveiled plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange through a direct listing, adding to a growing number of tech companies debuting this year, Reuters notes.

5. IPO - Cloud Data Warehouses: Snowflake, one of the fastest-growing cloud software companies in Silicon Valley, filed to go public on Monday after revenue more than doubled in the first half of the year to $242 million, CNBC reports.

6. Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR): BackupAssist ER  is now generally available. The platform offers "fully automated, disk to disk to cloud backup for Windows Servers," the company says.

7. IoT - No Sale: Arm has decided not to sell its IoT businesses to SoftBank...

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
  7. Add Your 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.