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Nuzoo week in review

Dell and Microsoft grow closer

Customer demand for hybrid cloud is driving a new, closer relationship between Dell Technologies and Microsoft, reported Channel Futures.

The pairing is a result of demand from clients for benefits of the public cloud in the data center, said Dell’s UK leader.

Dayne Turbitt, SVP and general manager at Dell said the relationship has extended from client to bringing Azure services into the data center. More specifically, he added, “to the edge because that’s the emerging boundary.”

“We’re seeing a seismic shift in clients wanting to leverage the cloud-based services that they know and love in the public cloud for the hard and difficult workloads in the data center.”

The pair said working together would make it easier for partners to source joint solutions.


Red Hat’s WFH rule

Red Hat has said its employees are free to do their jobs from home indefinitely and do not need to return to the office, according to the firm's chief people officer Jennifer Dudeck.

Staff who do wish to make the trip into work will be greeted by collaborative “neighbourhoods”, claims Red Hat, following a revamp of its office spaces.

Dudeck made the announcement in an online post, where she confirmed that flexibly “remains key to our culture”.

She said more than 30 per cent of Red Hat staff worked remotely prior to the pandemic and is now expanding flexibility by offering the majority of associates the freedom to be “office-flex”.

This means they can come to the office as much as they need to, or not at all if they choose, reported CRN UK.


Patreon loses security team

Creator membership platform Patreon and its former staff have confirmed that the company has parted ways with its entire cyber security team, reported

Security and privacy engineer, and former senior security engineer at Patreon Emily Metcalfe, confirmed the news via a LinkedIn post that the company has let its security team leave.

“So for better or worse, I and the rest of the Patreon security team are no longer with the company,” she said. “As a result, I’m looking for a new security or privacy engineering role and would appreciate any connections, advice, or job opportunities from folks in my network.”

Patreon has confirmed the reports to the wider media, saying that it will now outsource much of the security to external organisations.

“As a global platform, we will always prioritise the security of our creators’ and customers’ data,” it said in a statement. “As part of a strategic shift of a portion of our security programme, we have parted ways with five employees.

“We also partner with a number of external organisations to continuously develop our security capabilities and conduct regular security assessments to ensure we meet or exceed the highest industry standards. The changes made this week will have no impact on our ability to continue providing a secure and safe platform for our creators and patrons.”


Telarus’ acquisition

Telarus this week deepened its claim as the largest technology solutions brokerage in the channel with the acquisition of Florida-based TelAdvocate Communications.

Telarus, which received an equity investment from Columbia Capital almost two years ago, announced that it is buying TelAdvocate for an undisclosed sum. The deal marks Telarus’ second acquisition in 2022. A different Florida-based TSB joined the family back in June in the form of TCG.

Telarus executives said their company remains the largest of its peers in terms of new monthly bookings and revenue. TelAdvocate only adds to the size with its base of agent, MSP and VAR partners.

Author: Christine Horton

Publish Date: 16/09/2022 13:07

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