Why Bird is the Word When it Comes to Cloud Migrations

Let’s talk migration, and no I’m not talking about millions of birds flying south for the winter. We’re talking about data migration, which can be just as painful and dangerous as an Arctic tern making its 24,000-mile migration trek almost exclusively over frigid waters. It’s the farthest migrating bird in the world. But achieving that flight of fancy requires smart […]

New Data Center Means Greater Resources for Partners

Gartner expects worldwide public cloud services to grow by a whopping 18% this year, and the highest growth area within that uptick is in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This represents a massive opportunity for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) that are poised to effectively deliver clients a superior IaaS experience in the cloud. As an MSP, you know that reputation […]

Managed Services – Why HA & DR Solutions Should Be Baked In

Delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) plus basic cyber security isn’t enough anymore. Threats come in many forms—both virtual and physical. Just this month, PwC UK released a report detailing an emerging war waged by cybercriminals that targets Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Coined Operation Cloud Hopper by PwC UK, this campaign uses a custom toolset and sophisticated malware to quietly […]

4 Ways IaaS Vendors Trick You into Buying More Than You Need

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Most managed service providers (MSPs) are paying too much for their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. Whether by charging for ephemeral storage, delivering inflexible instance tiers, or adding hidden support costs, the biggest IaaS vendors might be costing you more than you think after you surpass the ultra-low entry price point. To protect your company from overpaying for an IaaS platform, thoroughly […]

Control Data Center Costs Better with Cloud Infrastructure

While the top industry research firms Gartner, Forrester, and IDC continue to post positive predictions surrounding cloud revenue growth over the next 3 years, certain cloud vendors aren’t currently fairing so well. Heavy-hitters like HP and Cisco, that got their start in hardware, launched and subsequently shut down cloud service offerings over the past few years. It’s no secret that […]

Recent AWS Outage Illustrates the Importance of Customer Care and Adding a Hybrid Cloud Approach


In the News – You probably heard about the widespread AWS outage that took place on Feb. 28, 2017. Thousands were affected, and big names like Adobe and MailChimp took to Twitter to apologize for downtime and give users hope that the situation would soon be rectified. The outage may have only lasted for half a day, but it sparked […]

Why MSPs are Moving Corporate Clients from VMware to ProfitBricks


If you’re like most companies, you know virtualization can help minimize the number of bulky, on-site servers required to keep your business moving. But did you know that Gartner expects cloud-based infrastructure as a service (IaaS) revenue to grow 25% per year through 2019? This staggering prediction makes more sense when taken in context. As you’re probably aware, VMware is […]