Storage Executive Commentary
Q&A: What You Should Know About Flash-Based Storage
Momchil Michailov, CEO and co-founder of Sanbolic, discusses flash-based storage, identifying benefits, applications, limitations, and misconceptions.
Is The “Break/Fix” Model Still Viable?
Technology breaks. It’s a reality we all face. Justin Crotty, senior VP and GM of NetEnrich points out that how a solutions provider chooses to manage the breaks is what separates the good from the great.
Private vs. Public Cloud 101
Kirk Nesbit, VP of design and support services for SERVICESolv Group of SYNNEX Corporation says the differentiation of cloud business models has become clearer. When deciding on the best model to deploy, it’s important to consider the similarities and differences between public and private cloud and also whether their traits could be combined in the form of hybrid cloud deployment.
A Checklist For Your Managed Services Portfolio
Dave Sobel, director of partner community for Level Platforms, an AVG Company, says a rich managed services portfolio is a key approach for an MSP to ensure customer loyalty. The more MSPs can monitor and manage, the more vital they become to customers’ operations — and far less likely to be displaced by a competing provider, as the MSP is able to show a considerable distinctiveness from the competitor.
3 Considerations For Selecting A Winning BDR Solution
Robert Bush, product management of Unitrends tells why MSPs need to consider many factors when selecting a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution for their customers: functionality, price, ease-of-use, manageability, scalability, deployment, flexibility — the list goes on. The following three considerations will help you keep the BDR evaluation process simple and put you well on your way to providing a flexible, scalable, efficient, and cost-effective solution that satisfies your entire customer portfolio.
Are You Tired Of Reading About Software-Defined Storage?
Momchil Michailov, CEO and co-founder of Sanbolic, explains why software-defined storage delivers cost savings, scalability, flexibility, reliability, and vendor-neutrality to you and your customers.
A Roadmap For Increasing Prices Without Losing Customers
Justin Crotty, senior VP and GM of NetEnrich, answers a common question from VARs and MSPs: “How can I increase pricing without losing customers?”
5 Ways PSA Reports Can Improve Your Business
Suzy Kratochvil, director of training and implementation for Tigerpaw Software gives five ways professional services automation (PSA) reports can improve your business, providing a greater depth of data and analysis than reports from an accounting application or CRM tool alone.
4 Steps To Transitioning From Break-Fix To MSP
Solution providers are drawn to the managed services model. The allure of recurring revenue is strong — besides helping to stabilize cash flow and service delivery costs, it shifts the relationship between solutions providers and their clients from being adversarial to one where both parties have similar business goals. The transformation is significant, massively altering, and straightforward. And the best way to start is with a good plan.
Emergency Communication Phases Reinforce Business Continuity Plan
Technology advancements have given us the ability to communicate in real time. In fact, with all of the advancements, it has become more difficult to justify poor communication. Technology increases connectivity and productivity, and it can also save lives during an emergency.