Progressive managed service providers are always looking to capture new revenue and retain loyal clients by delivering more value. Often this means looking at expanding the services catalog far beyond being a break/fix hosting provider. Mid-sized MSPs today are listening to the market and being open minded about new possibilities. On top of basic operational duties, many have extended their portfolio of surrounding services like network resiliency, printing, identity management, SIP Trunking and cloud security for examples. Continue reading
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
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.
Even in today’s cloud-centric age, local storage still has an important role to play in data backup and recovery. In this article, we explain why local storage should be part of your backup strategy, discuss local storage options that you can use for backup and identify best practices for backing up to local storage. Continue reading
Microsoft Azure Blob Storage is one of the most popular solutions for storing backup data in the cloud. In this article, we provide an overview of using Azure Blob storage for backup. We explain Blob’s storage tier options, pricing, backup features and security essentials. We then conclude by explaining how to get started using Azure Storage for backup with CloudBerry Backup. Continue reading
In this guide, we will discuss SQL Server backup types, recovery models, as well as best practices that you should take into account when putting together your backup strategy.
The goal of this article is to provide a high-level overview of SQL Server backup and recovery. For details on the topics discussed below, refer to the articles that each section links to.
Amazon Simple Storage Service, or S3 for short, is a common place to store backup data thanks to its safety and reliability. Users of the platform, however, might not always agree that it is “simple”, given S3's complex pricing terms and a large set of features. Continue reading
Are you confused with the different ways to back up your data? Full, differential, incremental, synthetic full - it’s easy to get lost in the terminology. In this article, we cover shortly all backup types without being too specific. If you already know about all backup types and simply want to pick the needed one for your use -case - scroll down, there is a chart that will help you choose the needed backup type. Continue reading