To keep up with the firehose of news and press releases, we’ve decided to deliver some extra channel news to you on the side. Some of it is an extension of our own reporting on the channel that didn’t make its way into a story, while others might be content we’ve bookmarked and thought of sharing with you. We’re doing a similar thing at IT World Canada –check it out here. Missed last week’s CDN Morning Briefing? Read it here.
What you need to know right now
It’s what you need to know right now in the world of IT and tech – ’nuff said. (Often taken with a side of Hashtag Trending and Cyber Security Today)
Warner Music hack, a school board hit by ransomware and beware of these attachments.
T-Mobile makes a big promise, a robot dog joins the fight against COVID-19, and a story about how the coronavirus is benefiting big tech is making its rounds on Reddit.
Windsor West MP Brian Masse says phone and internet users should be concerned about the possible $10.3-billion hostile takeover of Cogeco Inc. by an American company.
In case you missed it
The recent channel news that we maybe didn’t get to yet, or it’s the news we’ve reported on and feel is worth resurfacing. Sometimes we’ll also feature awesome stories from other publications.
Lenovo Data Center Group announces new products with Microsoft, Nutanix, and VMware
ThinkAgile HX powered by AMD EPYC processors and Nutanix
Allows customers to run their virtual desktop workloads and maintain consistent performance (in the same 1U form factor), with up to 50 per cent fewer servers. Availability is planned in late November as an appliance or a certified node.
Lenovo ThinkAgile MX and Microsoft Azure Stack
Lenovo is calling it a one-stop-shop for Azure Stack HCI with the new ThinkAgile MX appliances. The company also says it plans to offer consumption-based (pay-as-you-go) pricing of Azure Stack HCI and Azure Stack Hub.
Lenovo ThinkAgile VX and VMware
Lenovo ThinkAgile VX HCI Solutions are 4S certified nodes that let customers modernize their infrastructure for high-end database solutions, such as SAP HANA. It will be available later this month, and offers double the SAP HANA database memory and direct connect NVMe.
Intel has officially released Tiger Lake, its 11th generation mobile processor along with Intel Evo design standard.
Everyone has to be prepared to make a seamless transition back to remote learning, says Ken Eisner director, worldwide education programs for AWS. But if that transition looks like what it did during the early days of the pandemic, we’re in trouble.
The MSP subreddit community is growing rapidly. It’s also a chatty bunch. With more than 80,000 members as of today, it’s worth taking a look at what they have to say every once in a while. Here are the recent top posts. Click on the posts to view additional responses.