Computer hardware platforms, storage devices and computer network resources are all going virtual. Keep up with the trends here.
During the Autotask Community Live conference, Ubuntu Linux made a surprise appearance and a surprise encore. Twice during the event, managed service providers (MSPs) told me how they were building their businesses on top of Ubuntu. The two prime examples involve Rezitech and Network Depot. Here’s the scoop.
When Cisco Systems unveiled its unified computing strategy last week, most folks (including me) believed the effort focused mainly on midsize and large customers. But if you take a closer look, the unified computing effort indirectly targets small businesses as well. Here’s how. According to Cisco, the company’s Unified Computing System (UCS) unifies network, compute, […]
In recent weeks, I’ve been promoting the concept of hybrid services — where part of a solution remains on-premise and another portion is hosted in a cloud. But Doyenz is putting a slightly different spin on the situation. The Seattle-based start-up, which appears to have a quiet relationship with Kaseya, wants to shift virtualized Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) and other Microsoft applications into the clouds.
Instead of relaxing for the New Year holiday, LPI Level Platforms was busy launching Managed Workplace 2009. The new managed services platform debuts today (January 5). LPI Level Platforms CEO Peter Sandiford (pictured) sent me a note January 2 with some quick thoughts about the update.
According to Sandiford:
A quick observation: Pointivity, which specializes in application hosting, managed services and cloud computing, has signed on to leverage Parallels virtualization software in the company’s data center. This is the latest example of a managed service provider profiting from virtualization solutions. Virtulization was a big topic of discussion during the ConnectWise Partner Summit, and recent […]
From VMworld to the ConnectWise Partner Summit, managed service providers attending conferences this week are talking up managed virtualization services. True believers include ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini, GlassHouse Technologies and several managed service providers that have completed the new MSPmentor 100 survey. Here’s a bit more on the managed virtualization trend.
Here’s an interesting statistic: Managed service providers that have virtualization expertise say their new business revenues have grown 34 percent over the past 18 months, according to a recent survey sponsored by Nimsoft. Admittedly, statistics can be tricky to interpret. Most managed service providers on the MSPmentor 100 list are growing far faster than 34 […]