5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Feb. 5

Here are the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers need to know about for the week of Feb. 5, featuring news from Logicalis, SolarWinds, Synoptek, Druva and Gartner.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

February 4, 2016

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5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Feb. 5

MSPmentor has compiled a list of the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) need to know about for the week of Feb. 5.

This week’s edition features cloud computing news from Logicalis, SolarWinds (SWI), Synoptek, Druva and Gartner.

Logicalis US Offers Managed Services for Microsoft Office 365

Logicalis US now offers the entire Microsoft (MSFT) suite of subscription-based Office 365 products. The New York-based MSP said its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program will enable its partners “to directly provision, manage and support key Microsoft products as well as provide direct billing for combined product and services sales.”

Librato Extends Cloud Application Monitoring

SolarWinds has integrated its Librato cloud application monitoring offering with numerous platforms, including Docker. The IT management software provider said the new integrations provide DevOps practitioners with additional capabilities for monitoring and visibility into cloud applications. 

Synoptek Announces Acquisition of EarthLink’s IT Services Business

Cloud hosting services provider Synoptek has added EarthLink‘s (ELNK) IT services business to its portfolio. Synoptek CEO Tim Britt said the acquisition strengthens his company’s IT services portfolio and the amount of support services it can provide to customers.

Druva Unveils Industry’s First Converged Cloud Solution for Backup, Archival and Disaster Recovery

Druva has added disaster recovery (DR) functionality to its Druva Phoenix cloud backup platform. The company noted incorporating DR functionality into Phoenix enables organizations “to continuously back up their VMware environments, and automatically recover and spin up their virtual machines in the AWS public cloud.”

Gartner: Cloud Email Adoption Still in Early Stages

A new Gartner report indicated 87 percent of companies currently leverage on-premises, hybrid, hosted or private cloud email managed by smaller vendors. In addition, roughly 9 percent of businesses said they use cloud email from Office 365, while almost 5 percent said they utilize Google Apps for Work.

What do you think of this week’s cloud stories for MSPs? Share your thoughts about this story in the Comments section below, via Twitter @dkobialka or email me at [email protected].

About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

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 Patch.com. 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!).  

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