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ChannelE2E offers news on software defined storage and flash data center hardware for CSPs, MSPs, VARs, ISVs and partners in the IT channel.

Carbonite’s Webroot Acquisition: ‘Do No MSP Harm’

Carbonite’s Webroot acquisition nears finalization. Webroot MSPs should expect a ‘Do No Harm’ partner strategy from Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali, ChannelE2E believes.

Commvault Hires VP, Pursues Cloud Service Provider Partnerships

Commvault hires Sungard Availability Services veteran Karen Falcone as VP of Worldwide Cloud and Service Providers. The goal: Stronger CSP partnerships.

RDX Acquires Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Partner ClearDB

RDX acquires ClearDB. Combined MSP offers managed database as a service (DBaaS) & MySQL expertise across AWS, Microsoft Azure & Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Box vs Dropbox: Enterprise vs Small Business Cloud Strategy, Execution

In the Box vs. Dropbox cloud content management battle, Box hiccups in the enterprise market while Dropbox gains traction with small businesses.

MSP Acquisition Combines Veeam Partners: Storagepipe Buys GridWay

Backup & disaster recovery (BDR) provider Storagepipe Solutions acquires MSP GridWay Computing, uniting Veeam data protection partners in Canada.

Cohesity Marketplace: App Store Meets Cloud Secondary Storage

Cohesity Marketplace, a new app store, could blur the lines between secondary storage and integrated applications. The goal: Help partners & customers unlock the value of their data.

SolarWinds CEO On MSP Software, Private Equity And DRaaS

SolarWinds CEO Kevin Thompson on MSP (managed services provider) software market growth, the private equity stampede, pricing models, DRaaS & private cloud backup.

Carbonite’s Webroot Acquisition Targets 8 Backup, Security Rivals

Carbonite’s Webroot acquisition combines endpoint data protection & security; seeks to disrupt 8 rivals: Acronis, Avast, Barracuda, Datto, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec & Veeam.

New Commvault CEO: Sanjay Mirchandani

Commvault names Sanjay Mirchandani as president and CEO, succeeding Bob Hammer. What’s next for backup, disaster recovery (BDR) & data protection provider.

Amazon Unveils AWS Backup for Cloud and On-Premises

Amazon launches AWS Backup. Rackspace signs on. Veeam & Rubrik score funding. Can the cloud backup & disaster recovery (BDR) market get any more crowded?