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Channel Happy Hour Episode 377: COVID Clarity

Things We Talk About:

  • IT Spending Outlook Improves
  • Akamai Acquires Guardicore
  • CloudBees Acquires Neuralprints
  • Pure Storage Adds DBaaS for Kubernetes
  • Red Extends Ansible Reach
  • Sumo Logic Extends Observability Reach
  • AWS Focuses on Public Sector
  • Google Contributes $1M to Open Source Security
  • U.S. Treasury Discourages Ransomware Payments

Welcome to The Channel Happy Hour Episode 377, recorded on Oct 3rd. 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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Primary Target

IT Spending Outlook Improves

IT spending outlook for 2022 looks better than 2021

Rumors, Moves, Surprises, and Acquisitions

Akamai Acquires Guardicore

Akamai Acquires Guardicore for Microsegmentation Platform

CloudBees Acquires Neuralprints

CloudBees Acquires Neuralprints to Shift Compliance Left

And Then This

Pure Storage Adds DBaaS for Kubernetes

Pure Storage Adds DBaaS for Kubernetes Storage

Red Extends Ansible Reach

Red Hat Extends Scope of Ansible Automation Ambitions

Sumo Logic Extends Observability Reach

Sumo Logic Extends Observability Scope and Reach

Sign Right Up (Partner News)

AWS Focuses on Public Sector

AWS’ Sandy Carter Talks Public Sector Initiatives for Partners


Google Contributes $1M to Open Source Security

Google Contributes $1M to Reward Developers for OSS Security

Debates and Rants

Ransomware Payment Ban?

U.S. Treasury aims to discourage ransomware payments

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

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