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5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 13 March 2020

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Here are five (actually a bit more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, March 13, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. M&A - Data Centers: Digital Realty has completed the previously announced combination with InterXion.

2. Partnership: Lightstream & CloudCheckr are partnering to promote a suite of security, technical, financial and operational management services that help customers build, manage and secure their cloud environments.

3. Talent - Channel Chief: StorageCraft has promoted Andy Zollo to head of global sales. Previously, Zollo was in charge of StorageCraft sales in EMEA and APAC.

4. Talent - Data Protection: Acronis has appointed René Bonvanie as chairman of the board. A member of the Acronis Board of Directors since 2014, Bonvanie is executive VP of strategic accounts at Palo Alto Networks. As Chairman of the Board at Acronis, he will work with the Acronis CEO and management team on the company’s enterprise strategy and execution, the company says.

5. Partners - Salesforce Consulting: Spinnaker Support has launched Salesforce application management and consulting services. The company already offers Oracle and SAP application support services, and has been building a SaaS consulting practice.

6. MSPs - Servers: Leaseweb Global, a hosting and cloud services provider, announced the availability of 2nd Gen AMD EPYCTM Processor powered servers as an authoritative addition to the Leaseweb server fleet. Leaseweb claims to be one of the first MSPs  to offer global access to this new processor.

B. Upcoming Technology Conferences

  1. Aruba Atmosphere20 (March 22-27, Las Vegas) — online only; face-to-face canceled
  2. Nvidia GPU Tech Conference (March 22-26) — online only; face-to-face canceled
  3. Adobe Summit 2020 (March 29-April 2) — online only; face-to-face canceled
  4. IWCE 2020 (March 30-April 3) — postponed.
  5. Google Cloud Next 2020 (April 6-8) — online only; face-to-face canceled
  6. Complete list of conference cancelations/postponements due to coronavirus concerns – updated daily
  7. BonusChannelE2E’s complete event calendar

Got news to share for our morning update? Email me: [email protected].

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.