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Channel Happy Hour Episode 332: COVID CES

Things We Talk About:

  • PC Sales Explode
  • Red Hat Acquires StackRox
  • F5 Networks Acquires Volterra
  • Pax8 Raises $96M
  • TIBCO Closes IBI Acquisition
  • BMC Injects AI into Mainframe Management Tool
  • Commvault Names Global Channel Chief
  • Report Identifies $2T in Software Costs

Welcome to The Channel Happy Hour, Episode 332, recorded on Jan 11th, 2021. From Channel Happy Hour Headquarters in Boca Raton, I’m Mike Vizard.

And I’m Charlene O’Hanlon, chief content officer for MediaOps, publisher of DevOps, Container Journal, Security Boulevard, Digital Anarchist and

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The Primary Target

PC Sales Explode

Channel Happy Hour Interview 328: Endpoints Everywhere


Red Hat Acquires StackRox for Kubernetes Security

Red Hat Acquires StackRox to Strengthen Container Security

Rumors, Moves, Surprises, and Acquisitions

F5 Networks Acquires Volterra

F5 Networks’ acquisition of Volterra foreshadows a fight for the network edge

Pax8 Raises $96M to Transform Cloud Services Procurement

Pax8 raises $96 million to transform cloud services delivery

TIBCO Closes IBI Acquisition

TIBCO closes its acquisition of IBI to advance data analytics

And Then This

BMC Injects AI into Mainframe Management Tool

BMC Expands Scope of Mainframe Management Portfolio

Sign Right Up (Partner News)

Commvault Names Global Channel Chief

Commvault Appoints Global Channel Chief

Debates and Rants

What’s Wrong with Software?

Report: Software Quality Issues Costing U.S. Companies $2.08 Trillion

And that’s a wrap. Thank you for listening to our show.

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