Newsletter | February 6, 2013

02.06.13 -- Cloud Backup Doesn't Need To Be A Loss Leader

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Storage & General Computing Edition

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Overcome Managed Services Obstacles Easily. Here's How.
By N-able Technologies Inc.
There are nearly 6 million SMBs that aren’t ready for fixed-fee managed services, but need more than a traditional break-fix IT support program has to offer. David Weeks, senior partner development specialist at N-able Technologies, presents VARs and MSPs with a plan to bridge the gap between break-fix and managed services and to put together an attractive offering that meets customers’ needs and helps develop clients into managed services customers over time.
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3 Lies Enterprise Storage Vendors Like To Tell SMB Resellers
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
This IT solutions provider’s experience with enterprise storage vendors taught him one thing: you can’t cram an enterprise storage solution into a small to midsize business.
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Using Storage QoS To Accelerate, Control And Guarantee Performance
By Chris McCall, VP of marketing, NexGen Storage
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with a customer who is considering deploying a virtual infrastructure. Their existing deployment consists of high-performance servers connected to direct-attached storage (DAS). Ensuring adequate application performance has always been the key driving factor for their infrastructure strategy, but with 26 servers and more coming online this year, footprint, power, and cooling are becoming huge issues.
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6 Reasons Why Tape Storage Won’t Die
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
Attend any BDR (backup and disaster recovery) webinar or training session, and you’d swear tape backup was about a week away from extinction. Statistics are cited about how tape is a leading culprit of data corruption.
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How To Make RMM Your Managed Services Ally
By Level Platforms
To increase their efficiency and advance their business, N2N implemented a leading PSA tool, then selected Level Platforms Managed Workplace to be the RMM platform that would underpin their three levels of managed services.
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White Paper

Don't Get Duped By Dedupe
By Unitrends

This white paper from Unitrends covers the various approaches to deduplication, the strengths and weaknesses of each, and introduces a different approach to deduplication, termed Adaptive Deduplication.
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Tech Trends

Cloud Backup Doesn't Need To Be A Loss Leader
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor

Rather than fearing your customers’ inevitable move to the cloud, heed the advice of industry experts and turn the cloud into a new revenue stream.
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News

Seagate And Virident Join Forces To Deliver Solutions For The Enterprise Flash Storage Market

WHIPTAIL Increases Revenue 300% Year Over Year As Flash Continues To Disrupt Legacy Storage Vendors

MOSES Cloud Announces Name Change To Virtual Office Now

GFI MAX Reaches 7,000 Customers Across 125 Countries

Industry Webinar

Case Study: Adding HaaS To Your MSP Offerings

Feb. 28; 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET; Join us for this webinar where we talk to Kyle Heath, owner of CSCM IT Solutions, about how he added hardware to his MSP offerings and increased business dramatically.

Shows And Events

ASCII Success Summit
February 21, 2013 | Laguna Marriott Dana Point

ASCII Success Summit
March 21, 2013 | Palm Harbor, FL

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