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Dropbox IPO, Salesforce Alliance: Empowering Cloud Channel Partners?

Will Dropbox IPO & Salesforce investment fuel cloud services alliances and channel partner program? Clues from Dropbox (DBX) SEC filing and rivals like Box, Datto Autotask Workplace & eFolder Anchor.

Datto Emphasizes Global MSP Momentum Ahead of DattoCon18

Datto shares 2017 milestones, new Autotask innovations and key priorities as the MSP-centric technology company marches toward its DattoCon18 conference.

NetApp Layoffs 2018: Staff Cuts At Storage Company Headquarters

NetApp layoffs will include about 70 staff cuts at the storage company’s Sunnyvale, California, headquarters, according to a report.

Veeam Availability Orchestrator Bolsters Enterprise Disaster Recovery

Veeam Availability Orchestrator seeks to streamline and automate disaster recovery — potentially eliminating human error or faulty steps in the process.

Atos Launches Managed Container Services Leveraging Red Hat OpenShift, Kubernetes

Atos launches managed container service built on Red Hat OpenShift. The offering leverages Linux and Kubernetes for cloud-native & hybrid IT applications.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365: Deployments Skyrocket

Veeam sees accelerating demand for Office 365 cloud backup services — a key opportunity for MSPs and CSPs pushing into data protection.

Carbonite Acquires Dell EMC’s Mozy Cloud Backup Service

Carbonite is acquiring Dell EMC’s Mozy cloud backup service for $145.8 million in cash. Carbonite also lined up a $120 million credit facility for additional acquisitions. Revenues continue to grow, but channel competition from Datto, Veeam, StorageCraft and cloud upstarts intensifies.

Commvault’s New Head Of Worldwide Partnerships Discusses His New Role

Owen Taraniuk describes where Commvault is heading next with partners and customers in the data protection market.

Rubrik Acquires Datos IO, Gains NoSQL Cloud Backup Services

Rubrik acquires Datos IO for NoSQL cloud backup, business continuity & data availability services. It’s mostly an enterprise deal, but future SMB & MSP competition with Veeam, Datto & StorageCraft may emerge.

CloudBerry Lab Hires Veeam’s Doug Hazelman for MSP Cloud Backup Initiative

CloudBerry Lab hires Veeam veteran Doug Hazelman as VP of┬átechnical marketing. He’ll drive the cloud backup company’s MSP & customer community efforts.