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ChannelE2E offers news on software defined networking (SDN), storage (SDS) & data centers (SDDC) for CSPs, MSPs, VARs, ISVs and partners in the IT channel.

Cisco Acquires Service Provider Networking Software Company

Cisco Systems acquires Ensoft Ltd., which develops software for service provider networks. Cisco’s goal is to build simplified, scalable, trusted & automatable IP network infrastructure,

IBM Acquires Red Hat for Hybrid Cloud Software Push

IBM is acquiring Red Hat for Linux & hybrid cloud software technologies. The deal could help IBM Cloud compete vs. Amazon Web Services (AWS) & Microsoft Azure.

Rubrik Alta Data Protection Extends From AWS Cloud to Unix Data Centers

Rubrik extends its data protection platform from public clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS) to customer data centers running Unix services like IBM AIX & Oracle Solaris. An MSP partner strategy also emerges.

VMware’s MSP Partner Strategy

VMware Senior VP Ajay Patel explains how the software defined data center (SDDC) company is helping to transform hosting providers, IT outsourcing firms, telcos and other partners into managed services providers (MSPs).

LiveAction Names CEO, Touts SD-WAN Network Performance Monitoring

LiveAction’s CEO post shifts from SolarWinds MSP Veteran Walter Scott to Datto Veteran Brooks Borcherding, ChannelE2E has confirmed. Plus, the network performance monitoring platform gains attention as an SD-WAN enabler.

Nutanix, Minjar Botmetric: Multi-Cloud Management Services Simplified?

Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey explains Minjar Botmetric acquisition and multi-cloud management strategy across public, private and hybrid systems.

eFolder’s Three Business Continuity Partner Opportunities

Jason Bystrak, eFolder’s new VP of worldwide channels & distribution, explains key priorities at the business continuity software & cloud backup company

VMware NSX, vSAN Revenues Accelerate, AWS Cloud Service Launching On Schedule

VMware’s NSX and vSAN revenues are growing fast, and the VMware Cloud for AWS service is on track for midyear launch, CEO Pat Gelsinger says.

Software-Defined Storage Adoption Growing, Despite Challenges: DataCore Research

The primary drivers for software-defined storage (SDS) adoption are simplifying storage management, future-proofing infrastructure and more, DataCore finds.

SD-WANs: Westcon-Comstor Distributes Viptela Globally

Viptela VP of Worldwide Channel Sales Anthony D’Angelo describes the SD-WAN distribution agreement with Westcon-Comstor.