Channel Bytes April 8, 2022: New CTO of AIR MILES; Deep Instinct renews the channel’s program; Free Cloud SIEM; and more

Channel Bytes April 8, 2022: New CTO of AIR MILES;  Deep Instinct renews the channel’s program;  Free Cloud SIEM;  and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There is so much to do and so little time. But we’ve got you covered. Have a coffee and have five while you savor these bites.

Cologix expands footprint of its Canadian data center after recapitalization

Stonepeak, an alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets, has announced the successful closing of its previously announced equity recapitalization of cologix, the largest private interconnection and hyperscale edge platform in North America. In Canada, Cologix currently operates 11 data centers in Montreal, 5 in Toronto and 4 in Vancouver.

“With this transaction, we are accelerating our investments to meet growing demand from cloud services and network providers, as well as digital businesses,” said Cologix Chairman and CEO Bill Fathers. “We will build and acquire Scalelogix hyperscale edge data centers in current and new markets to complement and expand our dense network digital edge business.”

Sunco Acquires Isosceles Business Systems

Sunco Communication and Installationan independent enterprise systems integrator, has announced that it has acquired IT services provider Kootenays Isosceles business systems. The acquisition will add a new range of products and services to Sunco’s suite of offerings and help the company further expand its presence in Western Canada. The entire Isosceles team will join Sunco as part of the acquisition.

AIR MILES has a new CTO

Rick Neuman (formerly of Flipp, Walmart) has joined AIR MILES as chief technology officer (CTO) to lead the technological innovation of the organization, which celebrates its upcoming 30th anniversary. His track record of leading great teams, enhancing transparency and strategy delivery, and launching new customer-centric products and technology positions him to lead AIR MILES into a new era focused on digital transformation. As CTO, he will be responsible for overseeing the development and diffusion of technology both internally and to AIR MILES partners and brands, helping to transform their offerings and harness data-driven insights that drive business value.

Talend acquires Gamma Soft

Data integration and management provider Talend has announced that it has acquired soft gamma, which specializes in change data capture. The company says the addition of Gamma Soft’s highly complementary enterprise-class change data capture technologies will help customers streamline their data modernization initiatives, including cloud migrations, and support analytics use cases. advanced real-time solutions in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. The technology helps companies continuously track and replicate changed data in real time from a source, such as data warehouses, data lakes, and other databases, to a destination without the need to extract the entire data set.

Deep Instinct renews the channel program

deep instinct, which applies end-to-end deep learning to cybersecurity, this week formally expanded its established channel program to follow the mold of a “frequent flyer” model known as the “Stratosphere.” Unlike traditional models, this new program will not offer legacy medallion levels or volume-based recognition, but instead will offer guaranteed margins and eliminate established discount programs that are confusing to follow. It will also increase guaranteed margins in one percent increments up to a maximum of five percent through earning “loyalty points,” plus back-end refunds will be available for partner-initiated bookings once a threshold is reached. certain amount of loyalty points.

Blumira announces free SIEM in the cloud with integrated detection and response

Automated threat detection and response provider Blumira announced the availability of the industry’s only free, self-service cloud security information and event management (SIEM) for Microsoft 365. It also released three new paid versions: Microsoft 365, Cloud, and Advanced. With the free edition of Blumira, IT teams get security monitoring for Microsoft 365 with unlimited users and data. They also get access to easy-to-use detection and response, basic reporting, and continuous automated detection rule updates. All free users can upgrade to paid editions to unlock access to Blumira’s 24/7 Security Operations Team (SecOpS) support for urgent priority issues, as well as onboarding and guided response.

In addition to all the paid editions, Blumira offers a Free NFR (not for resale) license for all Managed Service Providers (MSP) to use its advanced edition. Blumira Free Edition is also available for MSPs to enable them to secure their SMB customer base and make security more accessible to organizations of all sizes.

Don’t forget to register for the Top 100 Solution Providers gala

There is still time to register for the CDN Virtual Gala on April 26, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This gala will honor outstanding innovation and Canadian organizations that deliver exceptional customer value in the channel industry. In addition to creating the Top 100 ranking, the information collected is used to create a snapshot of the Channel with information on trends, hiring inclinations, and product preferences. Each attendee will receive a copy of this Benchmark report.

Author: Lynn Greiner

Lynn Greiner has been interpreting technology for business for over 20 years and has worked in and written about the industry, giving her a unique perspective on the issues facing businesses. She has IT credentials and a business degree.

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