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Bringing an OpEx Model to the Data Protection Service Provider

A managed service provider (MSP) that offers a data protection service typically provides backup, recovery and high availability capabilities to their customers in the form of a subscription based service. In some cases those providers enjoy a similar pricing model

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Analyst Opinion – Time to End Cloud Egress Fees

One of the most common complaints from organizations that have moved at least some workloads to the cloud is the unpredictability of cloud billing, specifically as it relates to egress fees and transactional IO fees. Egress fees are the price

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MSP Requirements of Infrastructure Solution Providers is Different

As we covered in the blog, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) need to choose between being an agent and investing in infrastructure. The agency path may seem tempting at first, but MSPs that want to own the customer relationship and increase

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Optimizing Efficiency for the Multi-Cloud World

Dell Technologies World 2019 Primary Storage Updates The storage strategy for the modern enterprise, at its core, centers on getting the right data to the right user at the right time. However, this is a difficult task that requires the

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The Business of Being an MSP

The business side of being a managed service provider is at least as important as the technology. MSPs need to be careful in who they do business with. They need to take a long term view of their relationships and

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Consumption-Based IT with No Minimum Commitment – Lenovo TruScale Briefing Note

The modern data center infrastructure market is characterized by the need for improved agility and responsiveness, and to make more strategic use of IT budgets. Cloud computing has introduced the concept of subscription-based IT service delivery, but it lacks on-premises

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Agent or Provider? The MSP Conundrum

Managed Service Providers (MSP) have a decision to make, should they be an agent or a provider? Both choices have ramifications on the business both short term and long-term. Understanding the pros and cons of each model is critical in

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Selecting the Right Service Delivery Model for MSP Services

IT Services Agent or Provider Managed Service Providers (MSP) often become MSPs by evolving from a traditional IT reseller to the more services oriented approach. Other organizations specifically choose to start as MSPs after watching the challenges that traditional IT

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Bringing Copy Data Management as a Service to Enterprises – Actifio GO SaaS Briefing Note

There is no doubt that production data is growing, but copy data is growing even faster. More data must be backed up as the stricter compliance landscape creates more comprehensive retention requirements, and copy data is being used to serve

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Unlimited Licensing for More Profitable MSP Growth – Asigra Briefing Note

Many IT organizations are turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to offload the burden of protecting against the growing number and sophistication of malware attacks, and the increasing volume of data that must be protected. MSPs have an opportunity to

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