How MSPs Can Help Their Customers Migrate to the Cloud

Businesses are moving to the cloud at an accelerating pace. A recent report from 451 Research indicates that by 2018, 60 percent of all enterprise workloads are expected to be based in the cloud. Yet many companies are still hesitating – not because they doubt the value of the cloud to their businesses, but because they recognize that moving their existing workloads to an entirely new platform is not a trivial task.

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How MSPs Can Offer Managed Private Clouds To Customers

MSPs have built their businesses on offering a suite of standard IT services to their customers. But now many of those customers have begun migrating to the cloud, and taking advantage of the unique services the cloud model offers. That should be a warning flag for traditional MSPs. With much of their customer base moving to the cloud, those MSPs that don’t offer their own set of cloud-based services in a managed private cloud risk being left behind.

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Developing Your Multi-Cloud Strategy

Perhaps the most vital principle for managing a multi-cloud environment is that the entire system must be managed as a single entity. Although each cloud platform has its own native management console, users should never be required to use different procedures for each cloud...

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Does Your Company Need a Managed Private Cloud?

Cloud computing offers benefits that more and more companies are moving to take advantage of. These include lower costs, greater flexibility, and enhanced ease of use. But in many instances, corporations also have compelling reasons for keeping at least part of their IT infrastructure in house and behind their own firewalls. For some, it’s a need to ensure maximum security for their sensitive data or to meet regulatory compliance requirements. Others choose to stay at home because of performance constraints that require their data storage and compute resources to be in close physical proximity to each other...

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Why the Hybrid Cloud Is Gaining Momentum

Today, cloud computing has become the standard operating mode for businesses of all sizes. According to RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Report, fully 95 percent of the respondents to their survey are now making use of the cloud in one form or another. Companies that are using cloud computing have a choice of three approaches: the public cloud, a private cloud, or the hybrid cloud, which seeks to combine the advantages of both the public and private cloud models...

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Multi-cloud Management Best Practices

More and more companies are implementing a multi-cloud strategy. According to the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report, 85 percent of enterprises now have their applications running in more than one cloud. These companies have discovered the benefits of multi-cloud management...

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Who Will Support Your Company’s Private Cloud?

For most enterprises, the move into cloud computing is already well under way. The reason is that the cloud offers some compelling benefits over traditional IT, including lower costs, greater flexibility, and enhanced ease of use. But while most companies make use of the public cloud to a greater or lesser extent, some also have a need to keep their most sensitive or mission-critical information on their own premises...

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