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Database monitoring and management for the digital age

Per Christopher Undheim, Product Manager, dbWatch, explains the company’s dbWatch Control Center, a database operations solution, combining monitoring, management, dashboards, reporting, security compliance, tuning and automation capabilities across multiple database platforms, allowing MSPs to become more efficient in how to discover and correct issues, allowing them to manage more databases with the same staff, lowering the cost of providing their services.

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AI-powered cybersecurity protection

Henrik Davidsson, Head of MSSP Sales EMEA, Check Point Software, explains how the company’s Infinity Platform delivers AI-powered and cloud-delivered threat prevention across the network, cloud and workspace, before outlining the powerful partner proposition – how MSPs and MSSPs can distinguish themselves in the busy cybersecurity marketplace.

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Growing optimism towards AI

Jürgen Hatheier, International Chief Technology Officer, Ciena, discusses the findings of the company’s recent global survey, which highlights the optimistic long-term outlook of CSPs regarding AI’s ability to enhance the network as well as the need for strategic planning and investments in infrastructure and expertise to fully realize the benefits.

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Growing optimism towards AI from CSPs

Jürgen Hatheier, International Chief Technology Officer, Ciena, discusses the findings of the company’s recent global survey, which highlights the optimistic long-term outlook of CSPs regarding AI’s ability to enhance the network as well as the need for strategic planning and investments in infrastructure and expertise to fully realize the benefits.

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MSPs overspending on public cloud

Terry Storrar, MD at Leaseweb UK, discusses the findings of the company’s recent MSP research, which reveals that UK MSPs are experiencing a number of challenges when it comes to working with public cloud providers – whether hyperscalers or not. Challenges include spiralling costs, disappointing customer service and the worry of vendor lock-in. The message seems to be that cloud providers can improve their overall MSP offerings and MSPs need to be careful when choosing the cloud providers with whom they want to work in today’s hybrid and multi-cloud world.

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Cynomi brings vCISO to Europe

David Primor, CEO of Cynomi, explains that the company is is now offering its vCISO (virtual chief information security officer) platform for MSPs and MSSPs to European based clients while ensuring data remains in Europe. David outlines the platform’s features, the growing number of compliance frameworks supported (including GDPR, DORA, NIS2, NIST-CSF, ISO-27001 and SOC2) and the company’s plans for the future.

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Towards faster, simpler and more secure authentication

Jonathan Craymer, FRSA, President & Founder, Shayype Solutions Ltd, discusses the problems with many if not all of the current authentication technologies and solutions available on the market, before explaining how the Shayype authentication engine has been developed to take the one time passcode to the next, secure level. Jonathan believes that users deserve better than the current authentication offerings, and is confident that Shayype should be a key pillar of any organisation’s comprehensive authentication strategy.

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Logpoint launches new Partner Programs

Antti Vilhunen, Regional Director Northern Europe, Logpoint, discusses the the roll-out of two new distinct partner programs for Channel Partners and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). The aim is to provide clarity, simplicity, and increased value for channel resellers and MSSPs. The new partner programs underscore the company’s commitment to fostering successful collaborations and bringing increased value to its partner ecosystem and mutual customers.

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Partners profit from Kaseya’s ‘game-changing’ subscription model

Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya, explains the thinking behind the launch of launch of Kaseya 365, a first-of-its-kind subscription set to change the way MSPs do business. MSPs will now have seamless access to manage, secure, back up, and automate all their clients’ environments, at ‘a fraction of the price currently required’. Fred also outlines the company’s Partner First Pledge initiative, providing MSPs with further support from Kaseya.

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Unified storage for the AI era
  • Posted on 21st May 2024 in by Phil Alsop

Grant Caley, UK&I Solutions Engineering Director, NetApp, discusses the launch of the company’s new AFF A-Series systems that can power all the most demanding IT workloads customers face, including GenAI, VMware, and enterprise databases. Grant also details the additional capabilities NetApp has released to provide customers with the advanced data management, ransomware protection, and cloud integration that modern workloads demand, confirming the company’s intelligent data infrastructure focus, designed to help customers operate more efficiently as they leverage their data to drive innovation.

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Tech Channel Ambassadors set to tackle IT skills gap

Ian Kilpatrick, former EVP of Nuvias and the driving force behind the newly established Tech Channel Ambassadors, explains the thinking behind the organisation – a new Community Interest Company (CIC) created to promote the channel IT industry, and to bolster inclusivity in the sector. Tech Channel Ambassadors aims to raise awareness of career opportunities across the IT channel to those in education, those returning to employment, and those looking to change career, including, but not limited to, career opportunities for girls, BAME, disabled, neurodiverse and disadvantaged groups.

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Megaport makes complex networks simple

Mike Jauncey, Channel Director UK & Ireland, Megaport, explains how the company enables the building of secure, scalable, and agile networks in just a few clicks, with one smart and simple platform to manage every connection - allowing customers to provision hybrid cloud, cross-cloud, multicloud, and edge connections all in one place.

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Skills shortage drives increase in IT investment, automation and outsourcing

Alex Hoff, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Auvik, discusses the results of the company’s recent IT Trends 2024 Industry Report, which explains how the ongoing skills shortage is shaping IT investment decisions, with increased automation and outsourcing two key trends, alongside continued cloud and security spending. Alex also highlights the disjoint between the C-Suite and IT practitioners when it comes to identifying and addressing IT challenges and opportunities, sharing some great insights as to the best way forward for both MSPs and their customers.

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Driving knowledge sharing across the Channel

Patrick Aronson, Chief Marketing Officer and APAC Executive Vice President at Westcon-Comstor, looks at the challenges and opportunities for MSPs and other channel partners around data, as outlined in the company’s recent ‘Bridging the Gap’ research report. Patrick also explains some of the company’s recent data-focused initiatives, including the Partner Insights tool and Tech ConneX.

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Cybersecurity for SMEs - a smart solution

Jamie Akhtar, Co-Founder and CEO at CyberSmart, discusses the importance of cybersecurity solutions developed specifically for the SME market and the benefits they can bring to both the Channel and end users themselves. Jamie also outlines the security challenges he sees ahead, which are potential opportunities for CyberSmart and its partners - to demonstrate the value of their solutions during the cost of living crisis and as a means of addressing both the positive and negative aspects of the impending AI explosion.

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