5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Feb. 55 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.
February 4, 2016
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.”
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.
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