How a Multi-Cloud Strategy Can Benefit MSPs

Businesses of all sizes are moving to the cloud in ever-increasing numbers. MSPs (Managed IT Services Providers) are recognizing that if they don’t want to be left behind, they’ve got to lead the way. That’s why most successful MSPs today are committed to providing their customers with a comprehensive array of services delivered through the cloud.

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What are the Differences Between Software-Defined Storage and Traditional SAN & NAS?
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What are the Differences Between Software-Defined Storage and Traditional SAN & NAS?

If you've paid any attention to the IT blogs, news magazines, and tech journals, you've likely noticed the trend toward everything being 'software defined'. You've probably heard of software-defined data centers, software-defined networking, and more. Software-defined storage marks a revolutionary new way of building and managing storage -- one which costs less, yet is more agile, more reliable, and better supports multi-tenancy. So, what are the differences between software-defined storage and traditional SAN and NAS?

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Managing Disaster in The Public Cloud

Despite the best intentions of the public cloud infrastructure providers, issues do happen from time to time. Some problems are more significant than others, as we saw with the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) DynamoDB outage (details here). The impact to AWS customers was widespread and although it would be easy to dismiss the affected services as trivial (Netflix, IMDB, Tinder, Buffer), these are still clients running production workloads. Do a quick Google search and it’s easy to find many other similar examples, including this one affecting Microsoft’s Azure Storage Service.

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How the Cloud Disrupts Traditional Enterprise Storage

Traditionally, enterprise IT had to buy their own expensive hardware. Then, the cloud came along and showed us that it doesn't have to be that way. In the cloud, you eliminate the CapEx investment and rigidity of physical storage purchases. The cloud provides significant flexibility to grow and shrink as needed. If your business requirements change, you can adjust your IT resources accordingly. Additionally, there is no need to worry about hardware in the cloud because providers take complete responsibility for making sure everything works, including hardware and software deployment and upgrades - all behind the scenes.

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