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Why Azure Stack HCI for Your Hybrid or Private Cloud

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) consolidates several data center components into a single architecture with the promise of simplifying management and enabling better scale to meet the demands of the organization. Of these components, two of the most important are the hypervisor

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NAKIVO 8.5 Briefing Note

Protecting VMs in a Multi-Hypervisor World In most organizations, day-to-day applications run in a virtual machine on a hypervisor. VMware tends to be the most common hypervisor in use with Hyper-V quickly gaining ground. However, a new hypervisor from Nutanix,

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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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Why is a New Generation of HCI Needed for the Hybrid Cloud?

For the vast majority of enterprises, the question is not whether to go all-in on the public cloud, or to keep all workloads on-premises. Using both in a hybrid cloud architecture is required to meet applications’ wide-ranging cost, control and

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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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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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