Hybrid Cloud – The New Normal

Today’s infrastructure doesn’t look like yesterday’s. Where once Operations teams built extensive, high-availability data centers, today they extend their capabilities with the elastic storage, compute, and delivery capacity of public cloud services. But public cloud infrastructure comes at a cost. Not only must Ops teams manage the chaos of departments throughout the organization grabbing new […]

Best Practice: How to evaluate and implement a multi-CDN strategy

The following is intended as a best-practices guide for companies focused on web performance,  with particular attention to those currently evaluating or implementing a Multi-CDN strategy (often called “CDN Federation”). At Cedexis, we focus exclusively on strategies and solutions for multi-platform content and application delivery. Many of our clients are global retail, media, and technology […]

The 10 Mistakes that can Undermine your VM Data Recovery Efforts

INTRODUCTION Although backup hardware and software play an undeniable role in data protection and recovery, an organization’s ability to effectively recover data following a data loss event hinges on decisions that were made long before the data was ever lost. Simply put, making mistakes at this stage can put your data at risk by diminishing […]

GDPR Made MSPeasy: The MSP Opportunity

As a managed service provider (MSP), you are positioning yourself as an IT expert, the go-to person for all things tech and data. As of 2018, this expertise now includes the Global Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR for short. Daunting as this might seem, for many MSPs, these new data regulations have served to bring […]

Datto’s 2018 State of the MSP Report

2018 MSP Challenges and Trends, Stat-by-Stat Datto surveyed roughly 2,300 managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide about their day-to-day lives. The result: a wealth of statistics about the state of today’s MSPs, including everything from basic demographics and media consumption preferences to business goals and challenges. With Datto’s Global State of the MSP Report, we aim […]

No App Left Behind: Considerations when Modernizing Traditional Applications in a Multi-Cloud World

The average enterprise today operates hundreds, if not thousands, of business-critical applications that support core business practices and were developed years ago. The people who developed these applications couldn’t imagine the new technology that would come in future generations and therefore could not anticipate the requirements that technology advancements would bring to market. The challenge […]

A Practitioner’s Guide to Enterprise Application Modernization

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY For enterprises running mission-critical workloads on legacy applications and infrastructure, modernization is imperative to achieving agility and competitiveness. Many business leaders have identified modernizing the enterprise application portfolio and moving to the cloud as critical initatives. This paper is written for technical practitioners tasked with successfully executing an enterprise application modernization strategy.

IT Trends Report – The Intersection of Hype & Performance

Introduction While today’s industry hype cycle focuses on technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and blockchain, in many cases it is possible that more traditional solutions—and more basic problems—are the most urgent priorities. Will these new technologies actually enable IT to reach optimal performance faster? The SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2018: The Intersection […]

IT Staffing Made MSPeasy

Find Quality Employees to Grow Your Business Hiring qualified employees is crucial for all businesses, which is why those that can afford to do so, invest heavily in recruiting. However, smaller businesses, like MSPs, don’t typically have the resources to dedicate to such efforts as do larger companies. As a result, many MSPs struggle with […]

Break-Fix to MSP

Tips from MSPs who successfully made the leap Moving your business model from break-fix to managed services can feel daunting. It can be a tough sell to your current clients, who are used to paying for services on an hourly basis, rather than by subscription. It also requires a cultural shift within your organisation, which […]