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Category: Virtualization

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Jul, 15

Cloud Containers – The IaaS Trend to Watch

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the hardware and software that powers the cloud. IT organizations adopt IaaS solutions to save money and get on-demand resources for their computing, storage, desktop, and networking needs. IaaS is also scalable and frees IT from having to make significant system upgrades on their own. The world of IaaS […]

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Apr, 15

Mobile first with Microsoft Azure Remote app…

More than ever, users want to accomplish their work-related tasks on the devices they know and love. Often, though, the applications they need aren’t always compatible with the wide variety of platforms available today. Azure RemoteApp can help. Azure RemoteApp lets you to deliver 32-bit Windows-based applications to users on most internet-connected devices through the […]

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Oct, 14

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Don’t Be Fooled By BDR False Positives

As a managed services provider, it’s a given that you need to rely on multiple IT automation tools to perform your job. But, keep in mind that these solutions need to be validated from time to time, too. MSP business co-owner Andy Harper learned this lesson the hard way after a financial services customer’s server went […]

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Mar, 14

Pre-Cloud Summit Interview with Citrix’ Dan Sparks

With the Cloud Summit quickly approaching, I wanted to share a few sneak previews I gained recently during a short interview with Dan Sparks, Senior Manager, Worldwide Citrix Service Provider Program. I had four questions I was interested in hearing Dan’s feedback on: Q1: What were the biggest highlights for you from last year’s show, and what are […]

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Feb, 14

Give Your Virtualization Revenue a Health Check Services Boost

E-Safe Technologies (E-Safe) is a $9 million MSP (managed services provider)/ IT solutions provider that not only recognized that virtualized IT environments were going to become a huge opportunity, but it acted on that knowledge by implementing a strategic process to market, sell, and support virtualized solutions and IT services to SMBs. I recently spoke […]

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Dec, 13

How an MSP Used DaaS to Overcome a CPA Firm’s Cloud Objections

Managed services provider Simplified Innovations recently won a project with a 65-person CPA firm that affirmed its decision to specialize in selling virtualization solutions to this market. “When we first engaged with the client, it was obvious they were having some pretty serious IT issues,” says Byron Patrick, CPA.CITP, CEO and co-founder of Simplified Innovations. “They had a […]

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Nov, 13

Don’t Miss the 2014 DaaS Explosion

Many of the IT service providers I talk to sell basic cloud and managed services, but DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) hasn’t yet reach the mainstream for many channel companies just yet. If you’re in this later category, and you’re looking to grow your revenue in 2014, don’t discount the new revenue potential you could be earning from […]

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May, 13

Should IP Video Storage Be Your Next Cloud Service?

Many of you reading this are probably already selling or considering one or more of the following cloud solutions: hosted email, data backups, or network security-as-a-service. Some may even be offering virtualization services such as VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) and virtual server services. One opportunity I’m betting isn’t yet on your radar, but should be, […]

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Jan, 13

Banks Finding Success In The Cloud

I always try to share interesting cloud success stories when I find them, especially when the success is in a vertical where many of you work, such as this one: banking. In this online article from American Banker’s Bank Technology News, the success story is all about how the National Australia Bank (NAB) is using […]

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