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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 Network Design

Guide to Network Design

A network is a lot like a community. Both a network and a community are made up of hosts. In a community, we're talking about homes and other buildings; in a network, it's PCs, servers, and other devices. The roads that deliver traffic between these hosts in the network world are generally Ethernet, although they may include other types of cables. Each community host has an address. In a network, each host has an IP address. Traffic intersections are handled by switches and routers. Continue reading

The Basics of Managing Your Linux System

The Basics of Managing Your Linux System

If you’re already used to Windows systems, it’s fairly understandable that Linux might feel like Quantum Mechanics or advanced Calculus. For starters, its interface (or lack of interface) doesn’t look anything like Windows. And secondly, the underlying system framework runs its processes very differently.  Continue reading

How Proper Sky Built an MSP Cloud Backup Solution with MSP360 and AWS

How Proper Sky Built an MSP Cloud Backup Solution with MSP360 and AWS

Proper Sky, a Managed Services Provider based in Pennsylvania, provides data backup and recovery services to approximately 1500 endpoints. For an MSP operating at that scale, having easy-to-manage, reliable and cost-efficient backup technology in place is critical.  Continue reading

Guide to Linux Patch Management

Guide to Linux Patch Management

People all over the world have become accustomed to software updates. Today, almost everyone uses a personal computer and owns a smartphone. Everyday, the words “an update is available” flashes across screens everywhere. Way too often, these updates are ignored. Personal experiences with buggy updates have scared day-to-day technology users into mistrusting updates when alerts come across their screen. Unknowingly to some, pushing off some of these updates may be put their devices at risk. Continue reading