When IT worked within brick and mortal walls, monitoring the network was easy. But with the shift to using cloud-based data centers, virtualization, and IaaS, knowing what you have – let alone, how well it’s working – is a challenge.
So, how can you ensure an ever-changing environment runs optimized when you can’t even see it?
In this recorded webcast, join industry expert and founder of Techvangelism, Nick Cavalancia, and Benjamin Day from Paessler, as they discuss:
Today's Active Directory (AD) requires so much more than simply creating a few groups and resetting passwords. The introduction of Azure AD essentially forces you to manage two environments. Incorporating this identity and access management cloud technology increases the reliance on DNS for connectivity, and means you must give special attention to the reliability and availability of this service. Plus, as more applications are exposed to the web, you need to manage the lifec
We’ve reached the final article in this 8-step program. Throughout the last 7 articles, I’ve laid the foundation for expanding your backup services to a true recovery offering by establishing the Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives for each critical data set, application, service, or server, and introducing various kinds of recovery services you can provide: Virtual Disaster Recovery Continuous Recovery File Versioning File Level Recovery Virtual to Virtual
We’re nearly at the end of this series of articles covering the ways you can improve business recovery, while increasing your service revenue. I’ve covered a number of ways to recover entire machines using virtualization as both a platform for disaster recovery, for continuous recovery, and in cases where going virtual to virtual makes sense. While virtualization plays a dominant role in the infrastructure for many of your customers, some still have specific servers still run
Some applications will be important enough that having an ability to recover to the same (or similar) hardware isn’t enough. Take email for example. If your client has an Exchange server running and wants to make sure it can be recovered within an hour with data no more than 4 hours old, that’s an absolute standard. It means no matter what, you have an hour. Period. What if you have no network, no server hardware, how about no building? You have an hour! How in the world are
As an advocate for your customers, it’s critically important to you that the solutions you implement have your customer’s best interest at heart. After all, the moment you stop putting them first, they’ll stop depending on you, right? So, when it comes to backups, the most important point in time is when you select the solution you’ll use. That inflection point is going to determine whether you are going to be successful at recovering that Excel spreadsheet, the SQL database,
For those of you looking for ways to improve service, increase revenues and have a, generally, happier customer (oh, wait – that’s all of you!), I wanted to discuss how a service provider might use cloud backup as a way to not just initially add on a service (and, therefore, a revenue stream), but actually continue to grow that part of their business – all within the context of a single customer using only cloud backup. A customer new to cloud backup will be thinking in terms
Even today, the cloud is somewhat a polarizing subject. The very mention of “going to the cloud” can produce eye rolls, cringing, and shaking of heads. And when you add the word backup to the subject – the idea of taking your most valuable data and IP and putting it in the cloud on purpose – the response turns to crossed arms, frowning faces and other demonstrations of disapproval. So let’s take a look at 4 myths that have risen about the cloud in general and have somehow bee
Do you think of recovery in terms of the speed of business? Nick Cavalancia explains why this is what really matters to your clients! Read the entire article from gfimax here. Need content for your corporate blog - contact us today! #techvangelisminaction #blogging #cloud #backup
From gfimax.com What's the difference between recovery and restore? In his latest guest post for MAX-IQ Nick Cavalancia explains the difference one word can make! Read the entire article here. Let us help you with your corporate blog - contact us today! #backup #cloud #msp #disasterrecovery #guestblog #techvangelisminaction