Is your on-premises storage solution running out of space or is it difficult for you to find extensive data that you need urgently? Have you thought about exploring cloud technologies as a favorable alternative for collaboration, calendaring, and effectively managing business emails?
If you answered at least one of these questions with a ‘yes’, then continue reading this article as it will help you navigate through the functionalities and features of three leading storage services for business that are currently available on the market. Continue reading
Choosing the right system for file transfers over the network is critical when running a Linux or Windows server. The aim of this article is to offer an introduction to the distinguishing features of two secure mainstream file transfer protocols – SFTP and FTPS. If you are confused about selecting the right protocol to meet your needs, this one-stop guide may help you make the right decision. Continue reading
For any enterprise, connectivity and communication are of high importance. As a renowned name in the IT arena, Microsoft’s Exchange has remained a leading choice for businesses looking for a complete messaging platform.
There are two versions of MS Exchange solutions — hosted and cloud — and many organizations struggle to come to a conclusion about which version to opt for. The key reason is a lack of understanding of Exchange Online vs. On-Premises. In this article, we will contrast the main features offered by each version and highlight the benefits of Exchange online vs. on-premises to help you make an informed decision. Continue reading
When we think about large data storage, the first things that springs to mind are magnetic hard drives, as SSD technology is more about speed, than volume. Next year might be revolutionary for the HDD industry, since major manufacturers - Seagate and WD - presented their new solutions which significantly improve data writing density.
There are lasers and microwaves involved, so we are going to explain key points of these innovations.
The ultimate goal of a managed service provider (MSP) is to successfully manage clients’ IT infrastructure from a remote location (in an ideal world). However, in order to achieve this goal, an MSP must streamline its process of managing requests — and this is where crucial role of IT help desk ticketing system comes in. In this article, we have reviewed the most popular MSP help desk software to help you make the right decision for your organization. Continue reading
All of the major public clouds offer identity and access management (IAM) tools. The exact nature of the various cloud IAM tools vary, however. So do their names.
As a result, if you are familiar with the IAM solutions available from one public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), it can be challenging to understand how IAM tools work on another platform, like Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure.
This article clarifies that issue by comparing the identity and access management tools and frameworks associated with each of the three major public clouds -- AWS, Azure, and Google. It identifies the key IAM-related terms and tools to know for each cloud and explains the approach that each cloud takes to managing user accounts, groups, access control and (where applicable) Active Directory integration. Continue reading
Geographical redundancy, or geo redundancy for short, is a valuable data storage strategy that can help to improve data reliability and availability. When you replicate data across multiple regions, your data is more resistant to disruptions that could cause damage to a particular data center or set of servers.
Want to take advantage of geo redundant storage but are unsure where to start? This article is for you. Below, we compare AWS replication across regions, Azure storage geo replication and the data replication features available on Google Cloud Storage.
The article’s goal is to help you understand which geo redundancy options are available from each of these three major cloud storage providers. Continue reading
The sphere of IT services has transformed drastically in the last decade or so as customer demands continue to become more complex while the rapid spread of technology transcends expectations. Changes in the external environment often compel service providers to take decisions which can make or break their business. In case of IT shops the transition in operating models from break/fix services and on-demand IT tech services to modern day MSPs is a testament of how times have changed.
If you are an IT shop or consultant that still adheres to traditional operating models rather than shifting towards managed services – here is why you need to make a change, now. Continue reading
Data leaks and ransomware infections are common threats nowadays, which you can avoid by using data encryption technologies. If no one can read your data, you do not need to be too afraid of its theft.
That is why it is becoming more popular to encrypt system drives. In this article, we are going to overview the BitLocker tool and a few of its alternatives. Continue reading
A SAN is a key piece of technology in data storage in several types of infrastructure, but there are varying implementations and standards on the market. In this article, we are going to review the key differences between FC, FCoE and iSCSI in order to help you choose the best option. Continue reading