Keeping clients’ servers and PC operational at any time and up-to-date is vital for any managed service provider. Your primary mission is meeting your clients' expectations.
When you only start MSP business and work with your first client, it’s easy to provide on-demand remote support. But as you grow and add more and more customers to your portfolio, it gets harder to manage all their systems manually. Especially this concerns remote backup service.
Whether you perform remote PC backup manually or whether you make it with a script, eventually you start looking for MSP software that will give you more advantages in performing managed backup service.
So what are the essential features of the managed backup software? Let’s take a look. Continue reading
To support business continuity at the appropriate level has become crucial nowadays, even a few hours of downtime may result in heavy business impact and financial loss. The cloud-managed backup procedure plays a vital role as it allows any business to quickly restore the lost files as if nothing had happened.
If a company relies on a managed service provider to carry out the task, then it becomes MSP’s headache to select the right backup solution. Why a headache? Because the backup technologies evolve over time, and it gets more and more difficult to select the best option. Continue reading
There is nothing more annoying to a client than their internet speeds suddenly slowing down when carrying out critical business functions online. That is the moment that they will turn to you (their MSP) with feelings of frustration and expect that you sort out the issue within the shortest time possible.
As an MSP, you need to have the technical knowledge and understanding on how to handle such a situation. The following guide is meant to help you get on the same page with your client, and be able to troubleshoot some of the common issues that bring down internet speeds when they should be high. Continue reading
If you’ve already decided to start an MSP business, then you’ve made the right choice. The current market for IT managed service providers is constantly growing with more and more opportunities arising every single day.
That said, using an online backup service as an MSP is hands down one of the best ways to provide quality service to your clientele. That’s because online backup services allow you to ardently secure your clients' data by keeping reserve copies of your clients’ critical files, folders, and hard drives on a remote server or in a cloud storage platform like Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure. Perhaps more importantly, when a service provider offers backup-as-a-service to his clients, he/she can always help to restore that data whenever the client needs it.
Securely storing your customer's data to a preferred cloud provider has numerous advantages than simply backing up the data to a local storage location. Let's take a closer look at these benefits below. Continue reading
Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) is a category of services, designed to help IT specialists monitor and manage IT infrastructure - from desktops and servers to network availability and setup. These tools are essential for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), who monitor their clients in a timely fashion and provide services under given SLA’s. IT technicians can save time on patches and update management, software installation, and configuration, solving issues, etc.
In this article, we are going to overview core RMM features and TOP leading RMM solutions on the market. Continue reading
Roth IT Services is comprised of professionals whose experience gives a client a one-stop solution for IT needs, be it an office relocation, data protection, hardware failure, cloud migrations or maintenance. The company’s clients range from Government Agencies, Law Firms, Oilfield Companies, Engineering Firms, Accounting Firms to huge Mortgage Companies spread across 30 states. Roth IT Services, however, provide the same backup services for all which includes data backups, image backups & specific exchange or SQL backups. Although the company has the option to take snapshots more frequently than once a day, it has yet to receive a request to do so by any of its clients.
We spoke to Jeremy Roth, the President and CEO of Roth IT Services. Continue reading
Microsky Managed Services Inc. provides over 275 New York and New Jersey-based home offices and small and medium-sized businesses with professional IT services.
We spoke to Microsky’s Team Lead, Dominic Martelle. Continue reading
"With all the features and the different options, CloudBerry Managed Backup provides a tremendous amount flexibility, security and value." Bradd Konert, the Owner of Gamma Tech Service
Based in Naples, Florida, Gamma Tech Service is a leading provider of audio, video, and IT support. The company implements low cost and highly effective hybrid backup with the help of Google Cloud Storage and CloudBerry Managed Backup service.
We spoke to Bradd Konert, the Owner of Gamma Tech Service. Continue reading
CloudBerry Managed Backup service
now supports FTP and SFTP as a storage for keeping backup data. With updated CloudBerry MBS service providers can back up their customers’ data to FTP and SFTP servers. If previously backups could’ve been kept in Windows Azure, Amazon Glacier, Amazon S3 and S3-compatible storages, now they can be stored on any FTP or SFTP server.
The latest upgrade of Managed Backup service significantly enhances abilities of backup service providers. Backup to FTP/SFTP allows to backup any amounts of data, the only limitation is the volume of your FTP/SFTP server drives. Backup to FTP/SFTP doesn't require any cloud storage account and allows avoiding monthly charges for cloud storage service.
Having just an FTP or SFTP server is already enough to become a Managed Backup service provider. That’s why support of FTP and SFTP in MBS can even become a real business enabler.
In this article we will compare SOS Online Backup and CloudBerry Managed Backup. Both products can be used by Managed Service Providers, Value Added Resellers and IT service companies for cloud backup purposes. We would speak about destination of user’s cloud backup, user experiences with both products, final cost, security and technologies being supported to highlight the advantages of CloudBerry Managed Backup Service.