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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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An AI Led Approach to Hyperconvergence – HiveIO Briefing Note

Adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) continues to soar, with a slew of vendors promising to eradicate storage complexity and to radically reduce IT costs. Unfortunately, many HCI solutions fail to keep promises made, especially as these architectures scale. Simplifying storage

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What’s Hot in Storage in 2019 – Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) leverages virtualization to converge three common data center tiers; computing, networking, and storage, into a single tier. It promises to simplify operation and ease expansion while also lowering material costs. A key component is the storage software

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What is Software Defined Networking?

Like other software defined initiatives, software defined networking (SDN) abstracts the networking operating environment from the hardware switches and controller. The SDN promise is to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency by managing a set of physical top of rack

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Realizing The Full Potential of VMware – Blue Medora Briefing Note

Virtualization is supposed to do so much more than just consolidate servers. It was supposed to allow IT to become more service oriented, essentially becoming the organization’s cloud, provisioning IT resources on the fly. Moving beyond simple server consolidation to

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Build your DRaaS

DRaaS is the future of disaster recovery, but leveraging cloud backup may be an expensive way to implement it. Cloud replication, because it is operating on the working set, keeps cloud storage costs contained. The cloud replication software also enables organizations with an IT ready secondary site to leverage that site and create their own DRaaS. In either case, the organization is in control of when and how recovery happens. DRaaS built on replication also enables organizations to use the replication software to enable other cloud initiatives like bursting and test/dev. In this article Storage Switzerland explores the various methods to go about creating and implementing a DRaaS solution.

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Storage Management by Spreadsheet

It’s 2016 and still the number one storage management application is Microsoft Excel. Storage administrators continue to use Excel spreadsheets to track how much capacity each server is using and assign which LUN or volume goes to those servers. Of

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