Dan Kobialka 1

Company: Penton Technology

Job Title: Contributing writer

Dan Kobialka 1

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

Recent articles by Dan Kobialka 1

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RightScale founder and CEO Michael Crandell

RightScale: Enterprises Prefer Hybrid Cloud

Cloud management platform provider RightScale yesterday released the results of its 2014 State of the Cloud Survey, which revealed that more enterprises want to deploy hybrid clouds. Here are some of the reasons why more organizations prefer a hybrid cloud to public and private clouds.

Boundary CEO Gary Read

Boundary Secures $22M for SaaS, Cloud Application Monitoring Solutions

Boundary, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud application monitoring solutions provider, today announced that it has received $22 million in C-round funding from Adams Street Partners, Triangle Peak Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Scale Venture Partners. How will Boundary use these funds to bolster its SaaS and cloud application monitoring solutions?

Ravi Srivatsav CEO of ElasticBox

ElasticBox Secures $9M From Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital

ElasticBox, a startup company that provides cloud services for app developers, yesterday received $9 million in Series A funding from Nexus Venture Partners and Intel Capital. Here are some of the reasons why ElasticBox could make “the biggest step in cloud innovation since VMware and Amazon Web Services.”

N-able Integrates Help Desk Manager with N-central 9.4

N-able Technologies, a remote monitoring and management (RMM) and automation platform provider, today unveiled its new Help Desk Manager (HDM) based on SolarWinds’ technology, and a new version of N-central, which integrates with HDM. Here are some of the ways that managed service providers (MSPs) can use HDM.

Unisys CEO Ed Coleman

Unisys: Private Cloud, SaaS Delivery Models Popular Among CIOs

In an online survey conducted by Unisys and IDG Research throughout 2013, more than 70 percent of senior-level IT executives cited security concerns as their biggest hurdle in deploying cloud-based strategies at their organizations. However, there are several reasons why more of these executives are moving their organizational information into the cloud, despite their security concerns.

Anturis provides a cloudbased IT infrastructure monitoring service for managed service providers MSPs

Anturis Launches New Partner Program

The new Anturis Partner Program enables partners to offer Anturis’ IT infrastructure monitoring solution to their customers as a standalone or value-added service. Here are some of the ways the program works for managed service providers (MSPs).

Apperian Unveils Open API for Enterprise Mobility Platform

Apperian, a mobile application management company, today launched an open application programming interface (API) for its enterprise mobility platform. Here’s how managed service providers (MSPs) can take advantage of Apperian’s open API and its Enterprise App Services Environment (EASE) platform.

Vijay Basani President and CEO of EiQ Networks

EiQ Networks: Data Breach Is Top Concern for IT Pros

EiQ Networks’ Annual Security Survey showed that 71 percent of IT security practitioners are “not confident” or “not at all prepared” for a potential data breach. How are IT professionals using secure information and event management (SIEM) and log management technology to improve their threat management and incident response strategies?

Google39s Urs Houmllzle

Amazon, Google and Microsoft in Cloud Price Wars

Amazon, Google and Microsoft are in a three-way dogfight among cloud computing providers. Which of these companies offers the right cloud computing services for managed service providers (MSPs)?

LabTech CEO Matt Nachtrab

LabTech Expands in UK, Reports 3 Million Agents Worldwide

LabTech Software, a remote monitoring and management platform (RMM) provider, experienced more than 5,000 percent growth between 2009 and 2012, the company reported. Here are some of the reasons why this managed service provider (MSP) tool provider is extending its global reach.

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