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Channel Happy Hour Episode 333: COVID Corner

Things We Talk About:

  • Managed Services Spending Recovers
  • IBM Acquires Taos
  • Veritas Acquires HubStor
  • Intel Names Gelsinger CEO
  • SAP Sales Chief Exits
  • SurveyMonkey Allies with ServiceNow
  • ThreatLocker Adds PAM Tool
  • Akamai Revamps Channel Program
  • Grafana Adds Free Monitoring Tool
  • Streamlines Containers
  • Sysdig Surfaces Container Usage

Welcome to The Channel Happy Hour, Episode 333, recorded on Jan 18th, 2021. From Channel Happy Hour Headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, I’m Mike Vizard.

And I’m Frank Ohlhorst from the New York.

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The Primary Target

Managed Services Spending Recovers

Demand for managed services shows signs of recovery

Rumors, Moves, Surprises and Acquisitions

IBM Acquires Taos

IBM acquires Taos to supplement its cloud expertise as workloads shift

The skills Deloitte looks for when it acquires IT service providers

Veritas Acquires HubStor

Veritas Technologies acquires HubStor to protect cloud data

Intel Names Gelsinger CEO

SAP Sales Chief Exits

RecVue raises $13 million to modernize order-to-cash processes

SurveyMonkey Allies with ServiceNow

SurveyMonkey aligns with ServiceNow on digital business transformation


ThreatLocker Adds PAM Tool

ThreatLocker Adds PAM Tool to Security Platform for MSPs

Sign Right Up (Partner News)

Akamai Revamps Channel Program

Akamai Widens Scope of Channel Program

And then this

Grafana Adds Free Monitoring Tool

Grafana Labs Adds Free Prometheus Monitoring Tier Streamlines Containers Applies AI to Optimize Containers Before Being Deployed

Debates and Rants

Is Docker Dead?

Sysdig Report Surfaces Shifts in Container Adoption

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