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Channel Happy Hour – Episode 72

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Are you confident that you can protect your customers from today’s sophisticated email-borne threats?

As the MSP-dedicated business unit of Barracuda Networks, Barracuda MSP enables IT managed service providers to offer multi-layered security and data protection services to their customers. To learn more about Barracuda MSP’s layer of email security visit BarracudaMSP.com today!


 

  • Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is acquiring Barracuda Networks for $1.6 billion in cash, the two companies announced today. The deal, subject to regulatory and shareholder review, is expected to close before Barracuda’s fiscal year end of Feb. 28, 2018.
    • https://www.channele2e.com/news/thoma-bravo-acquires-barracuda-networks-for-1-6-billion/
  • At the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 conference the Cloud Native Computing Foundation stabilized some crucial Kubernetes cluster APIs and added support for Windows.
    • https://containerjournal.com/2017/12/08/cncf-stabilizes-key-kubernetes-apis/
    • https://containerjournal.com/2017/12/06/openstack-foundation-launches-kata-container-project/
    • https://containerjournal.com/2017/12/08/microsoft-makes-serverless-frameworks-accessible/
  • AWS Reseller Program will now be renamed the AWS Solution Provider Program in 2018.
    • http://www.crn.com/news/cloud/300096221/aws-becomes-much-more-partner-friendly-as-it-clears-the-way-for-solution-providers-to-more-easily-build-a-business-around-its-cloud-services.htm/pgno/0/1?itc=hp_tdnews
    • http://smartermsp.com/aws-partners-standard-aws-enterprise-contract/
  • VMware is trying to drive NSX Everywhere as part of an effort to extend its dominance on-premises into the cloud with help from AWS.
    • http://www.futuriom.com/articles/news/vmware-extends-nsx-support-to-pivotal/2017/12
    • https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/analysis/hybrid-cloud-computing-race/2017/11/
  • SolarWinds MSP is rolling out it’s Doc Backup to RMM at $1 a Month Per Workstation
    • http://www.channelfutures.com/channel-futures/solarwinds-msp-adds-doc-backup-rmm-1-month-workstation
  • The bots are coming. At a time when it’s still difficult to hire the right IT talent vendors are investing in bots to automate the management of functions. The latest comes from Juniper Networks.
    • https://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/it-unmasked/juniper-networks-unveils-bots-to-automate-network-management.html
  •  Sponsors:
    • https://www.channelmechanics.com/
    • http://www.gorillaict.com/

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