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Officially, SolarWinds is still on the fence about converting its SolarWinds MSP unit into a separate, publicly owned business. Though four months have passed since the company first broached that possibility, and preliminary paperwork has now been filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a final decision on a potential spin-off has yet to be made.
“We continue on our journey in that exploration,” said SolarWinds MSP President John Pagliuca (pictured) yesterday during a virtual All Partners Meeting.
Yet Pagliuca made his enthusiasm for going solo clear to ChannelPro in October, and no one in his online audience Thursday had to read far between the lines to get the sense that a spin-off is something more than merely under consideration at present. Indeed, Pagliuca noted that his team is already hard at work on a new website and evaluating potential company names.
So while nothing is certain, the real question about a spin-off probably isn’t whether it will happen but when—and what it will mean for partners. Pagliuca and others provided clues during yesterday’s partner show.
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