Here are the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers will want to know about for the week of Jan. 29, featuring news from Box, Asigra, LOGICnow, iSheriff and Gartner.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

January 29, 2016

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5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Jan. 29

MSPmentor has compiled a list of the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers need to know about for the week of Jan. 29.

This week’s edition features cloud computing news from Box, Asigra, LOGICnow, iSheriff and Gartner.

Box and Microsoft Corp. Expand Alliance to Deliver Seamless Experiences in the Cloud

Box now supports integration with Microsoft Office Online with real-time co-authoring, Office for iOS and The content collaboration software provider said these integrations are designed to provide “seamless collaboration across devices and platforms.” 

Asigra Delivers Powerful Cloud Backup Solution with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances

Asigra is now offering Asigra Cloud Backup with the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance. The cloud backup software provider said the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance offers its MSP partners “a cost-effective solution that delivers exceptional features and performance.”

LOGICnow Signals Ambition to Be Premier ITSM Solution for Mac

LOGICnow has added Mac-MSP, which provides Apple (AAPL) Mac-centric tools for MSPs, to its portfolio. The cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) software company pointed out the Mac-MSP acquisition will empower customers with “the same ability to secure, manage and protect the Mac environment as they currently have for PC systems.”

New Complete Cloud-Based Security Solution From iSheriff

iSheriff has introduced iSheriff Complete, a cloud security platform designed to provide fully integrated endpoint, email and web protection. John Mutch, iSheriff’s CEO, noted the new release delivers “complete cybersecurity through the cloud, all controlled by a single, easy-to-use interface.”

Gartner Says Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market Is Forecast to Reach $204 Billion in 2016

How much will the global public cloud services market be worth this year? Technology research firm Gartner has predicted this sector will grow 16.5 percent and be worth $204 billion in 2016. In addition, Gartner said the cloud system infrastructure services segment could grow 38.6 percent this year and will help drive the worldwide public cloud services market’s expansion. 

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 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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