Good evening, channel partners. Welcome to Channel Chief Talk, a special edition of our podcast co-hosted by CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux. Tonight’s guest is Datadog Senior VP of Alliances John Gray.

Datadog specializes in cloud-scale monitoring -- allowing MSPs and IT services providers to closely monitor and maintain customer systems, whether they're on-premises or in a cloud. During the conversation we discus:

  • An overall definition of cloud-scale monitoring, and the implications for MSPs.
  • Datadog's expansion across application performance monitoring (APM), infrastructure monitoring, log management and more.
  • How partners can assist customers with digital transformation.
  • Practice first steps to help partners work with Datadog.
  • PS: When Gray mentions terms like "earlier this week" he's referring to meetings in December 2017. We recorded the conversation just ahead of the December holidays.

Here's the conversation: