5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of July 17
MSPmentor has compiled a list of the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) need to know about for the week of July 17.
Microsoft officials described how they will enhance cloud computing during this week’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Florida. The company’s product announcements highlighted its plans to “democratize big data” and streamline collaboration through new app technologies, according to InformationWeek.
Google Compute Engine now offers full Windows Server 2012 R2 support. Google said its new release provides multi queue (MQ) and generic receive offload (GRO) support, allowing Windows Server running on Compute Engine to reach up to 7.5 Gbps of throughput.
StorageCraft has released a cross-platform version of StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX, its backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution. ShadowProtect SPX now supports both Windows and Linux systems and physical and virtual environments, StorageCraft said.
Cloud services provider (CSP) Peak 10 has launched Peak 10 Hosted Private Cloud, an off-premise private cloud service. The new release includes dedicated compute and storage resources to support organizations’ specific requirements, Peak 10 said. The service also enables customers to choose compute and storage options, along with managed services such as cloud server management, data protection and security.
A new IDC and Microsoft (MSFT) survey of 400 small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers revealed that line-of-business buyers are 1.4 times more likely as IT buyers to seek out partners when buying cloud solutions. “The research indicates that there continues to be a tremendous demand for partners, as nearly all customers purchase technology — including cloud services — through the channel,” Phil Sorgen, vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group, wrote in a blog post.