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Local, Cloud and Hybrid Network: Which One Should You Opt to?

Local, Cloud and Hybrid Network: Which One Should You Opt to?

Historically, networks were always local. They were built on locally installed and managed equipment. This starts with a router that is accessible and managed from the local network, and that extends to physical servers and client workstations. Under this local arrangements, files were saved on local workstations and file servers, and data was backed up locally. Continue reading

Guide to Backup-as-a-Service in 3 Steps

Guide to Backup-as-a-Service in 3 Steps

Offering managed data backups is a great way to add a steady revenue stream to your managed IT business. But to be efficient, your Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering must be designed to meet customer needs reliably. If you are just copying your customer data to backup disks randomly, without carefully planning your overall backup strategy, you are unlikely to succeed in offering BaaS. Continue reading

Conversational Cloud Backups for MSPs

Conversational Cloud Backups for MSPs

Are you thinking of ways to increase your recurring revenue? Then you need to think not only about the remote monitoring and management and need to put additional value to your offering for your existing customers and new prospects.

Cloud-based backup can certainly help you with this task. Don't just offer backup to tick the checkbox, use the cloud as a part of your cloud backup offering to provide complete recoverability and business resiliency.

Download our free eBook to learn how!

In this eBook we discuss:

  • Why cloud-based backup will fit your offering
  • Which cloud storage solution to choose and why
  • How to enhance your offering with the managed backup solution

Guide to Building a Local Storage for Backups

Guide to Building a Local Storage for Backups

Today, local storage can feel old-fashioned. As more and more applications and workloads have migrated to the cloud over the past decade, you might think that the cloud is the only storage location you need for data backup, too. But that’s not true.

There are solid reasons to use local storage infrastructure for backups, such as access speed, cost-effectiveness, and full control.

In most cases, you’ll want to use local storage and cloud storage at the same time, in order to achieve the greatest level of data availability.
This guide provides best practices on how to choose and maintain a local backup storage solution.

We cover:

  • Main local storage options: external hard drives, NAS devices, and backup servers
  • Checklist on how to choose a NAS device
  • Local backup know-how, and more

Guide to Starting a Managed Service Provider Business

Guide to Starting a Managed Service Provider Business

Starting a managed service provider business is hard work, and it requires careful planning to be carried out successfully. It can be tempting to dive right in and start offering technical services -- after all, that’s what you know best if you have worked in IT before -- but it’s important to ensure that you start your MSP business properly by defining your offerings effectively, establish an appropriate pricing strategy, set up the right workspace and start off on the right foot with your first clients. Continue reading

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Overview for MSPs

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Overview for MSPs

eqweWhen it comes to backing up and restoring data, MSPs can offer two distinct services. The first, and most basic, is Backup as a Service, or BaaS. A more sophisticated and potentially more profitable offering is Disaster Recovery as a Service, or DRaaS. This article explains what DRaaS is, how it is different from BaaS and how to go about developing a DRaaS offering.

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MSP Voice Episode 57 – “Residential and Commercial” with Nate Sheen

MSP Voice Episode 57 – “Residential and Commercial” with Nate Sheen

This week I am joined by Nate Sheen out of the greater Cleveland, OH area. Nate has owned his own MSP, DataCom Technologies, for over 4 years now and having great success by focusing both on residential and commercial customers. Continue reading

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CloudBerry Snapshot Driver for Linux 0.16 Beta

CloudBerry Snapshot Driver for Linux 0.16 Beta

When backing up a file that is being written, it is impossible to guarantee integrity of a backup copy of that file. This is typical for backing up documents that are actively being edited, etc. To handle these scenarios, Microsoft Windows uses the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) technology that lets users make backup copies of files or volumes, even when they are in use.

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