Tag: cloud

A need to optimize cloud spending opens the door for MSPs

A need to optimize cloud spending opens the door for MSPs

The more business and IT leaders worry about cloud costs, the more relevant managed service providers become. As far as cloud spending is concerned, the level of financial oversight being applied by organizations is slim to none. In the name...

/ February 28, 2019
Shifting IT infrastructure landscape ultimately favors the MSP

Shifting IT infrastructure landscape ultimately favors the MSP

A new survey of 500 IT professionals published by INAP, a provider of managed services, suggests the rate at which application workloads will be shifting away from on-premises IT environments in 2019 is about to accelerate. The INAP survey finds...

/ January 8, 2019
Definition of hybrid cloud computing is rapidly evolving

Definition of hybrid cloud computing is rapidly evolving

There may never come a day when all application workloads run in a public cloud. However, the rate at which application workloads will shift towards public clouds appears to be poised to accelerate in the next few years.

/ December 18, 2018
How MSPs can find cloud pricing bargains

How MSPs can find cloud pricing bargains

Years ago, Filene’s department store in Downtown Boston had a “bargain basement” where clothing and items that weren’t selling in the main store got deeply discounted to move them out. It worked beautifully as people loved digging through bins for...

/ December 14, 2018
This scale model car from AWS could help teach you machine learning

This scale model car from AWS could help teach you machine learning

When AWS announced a new scale model autonomous car last week, it was easy to dismiss it as a publicity stunt for the benefit of attendees at the company’s annual AWS re:Invent customer conference.

/ December 6, 2018
MSPs need to stay relevant in the age of the cloud

MSPs need to stay relevant in the age of the cloud

There are two inexorable facts about cybersecurity and email that managed service providers (MSPs) can’t ignore. The first is that for all intents and purposes, email has become a cloud service. There may be some organizations still running a Microsoft...

/ October 11, 2018
Cloud infrastructure monitoring has become a critical customer pain point

Cloud infrastructure monitoring has become a critical customer pain point

Resistance to external service providers remains high within many internal IT organizations largely because of two issue: pride and fear. Too many IT teams are reluctant to admit they might need help. If they admit they do need help, they’re...

/ October 9, 2018
IT Infrastructure Paradox Creates Opportunity for MSPs

IT Infrastructure Paradox Creates Opportunity for MSPs

Something akin to a paradox has emerged when it comes to the management of IT infrastructure on the age of the cloud. A new survey of 401 IT leaders conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of Virtual Instruments, a provider...

/ July 19, 2018
Box continues steady revenue growth

Box continues steady revenue growth

Getting to $100 million in revenue is a pretty big deal for most SaaS companies. Getting to a billion is an entirely different level. Box is making steady progress toward that goal, and it continued its upward growth trajectory this...

/ May 31, 2018
DoD won’t budge on winner-take-all cloud contract stance

DoD won’t budge on winner-take-all cloud contract stance

In March, the Department of Defense set in motion a high-stakes, winner-take-all battle for its cloud contract. Reports suggest that the agreement could last a decade and be worth close to $10 billion dollars. Here’s the thing though, the cloud...

/ April 19, 2018