So, you've found out that Amazon S3 Glacier is the cheapest storage solution on the market and want to migrate your workloads there? Don't be in a hurry, though. Amazon Web Services has indeed created one of the cheapest solutions available, but it has its tricks. Continue reading
For the common Windows user or even some Windows administrators, Linux often seems like a scary, foreign beast. But it doesn’t have to be. It’s true that Linux does things differently from Windows in many respects, but once you start to wrap your mind around how Linux works, mastering it is much less difficult than you might think. Continue reading
Setting prices for managed backup services is a difficult task. There are many factors to weigh and variables to consider, such as whether you should discount for archival storage tiers and whether to include disaster recovery services as part of managed backup pricing.
To help MSPs set proper prices for managed backup services we've prepared this guide.
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. However, it’s critical to ensure that you start your MSP business properly by defining your offerings effectively, establishing an appropriate pricing strategy, setting up the right workspace and starting off on the right foot with your first clients.
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
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
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.
- 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
When starting an MSP, it’s always a pain to create marketing assets to promote your services. It’s time-consuming and IT-professionals typically have more urgent tasks on their to-do list.
We did this for you and created marketing templates for managed backup promotion. All templates are white-label, so you can brand them with your logo and add any company information you need. Continue reading
Phishing attacks remain one of the most dangerous types of cyber attacks today -- due to their constant evolution, as hackers develop new types of phishing attacks and ways to evade anti-phishing tools. That is why it’s critical to have a well-planned anti-phishing strategy in place for preventing phishing attacks against the users that you support. Continue reading