New brand, new ECHOplatform enhancements, and more!

Posted by Anne Campbell on Sep 13, 2017 8:56:00 AM

For the past two years, our team has been the MSP-dedicated business unit of Barracuda. In that time, we’ve expanded our solution set — adding backup appliances; next-generation firewalls; and email security, archiving, and backup for Office 365 environments — and entered the European market. Every step we’ve made along the way has been driven by our focus on helping our MSP partners protect their customers’ data and build successful businesses.

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Topics: Announcements

Video Testimonial: Onepath on Intronis Backup

Posted by Anne Campbell on Aug 23, 2017 2:51:34 PM

I recently got a chance to visit the Massachusetts office of Onepath, a longtime Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda partner. Their recently completed office in a converted mill building in North Andover is truly impressive, from the equipment on display as soon as you walk in the door to the NOC buzzing with activity. 

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

Introducing replication to AWS for Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition

Posted by Anne Campbell on Aug 15, 2017 8:59:50 AM

According to a recent Barracuda research report, 83 percent of the companies surveyed said they use public cloud for storage, and 62 percent use it for data recovery. As more organizations embrace the public cloud, the managed service providers they work with are looking for data protection and storage solutions that fit with a public cloud approach.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that IT service providers using Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition now have the ability to choose to replicate data securely and efficiently from an on-premises physical or virtual backup appliance to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage.

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Topics: Announcements

Highlights from a Texas-sized week at CompTIA ChannelCon 2017

Posted by Erin Shaw Crowley on Aug 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Last week I get to spend time in Austin, Texas for the first time ever, which is a little shocking considering that as the event marketing manager for Intronis MSP Solutions I've been to 35 states and Texas more times than I can count.

Austin was a great city to visit with delicious food and lots to explore. While it sounds like a vacation, I was there to attend CompTIA ChannelCON, visit an MSP Partner, and host an Intronis Local Lunch. It was a very busy week, and I want to share the highlights!

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Topics: Events and Webinars

New study finds managed IT security services as growth catalyst for MSPs

Posted by Anne Campbell on Jul 31, 2017 12:49:25 PM

Recurring revenues, especially those tied to managed IT security services, are the primary catalyst for market relativity, business viability, and growth according to a recent study from Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda and The 2112 Group.

The State of North America Managed Services research, conducted in May 2017, found the average channel partner earns up to 30 percent of its revenue and as much as 20 percent of its profit from managed services. Furthermore, managed services are identified as the greatest growth driver for any channel company, outpacing even professional and value-add services in growth contributions.

State of Managed Services North America

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Topics: Announcements

Introducing SmarterMSP.com

Posted by Anne Campbell on Jul 17, 2017 7:21:00 AM

Exciting news — today we officially launched our new website, SmarterMSP.com! We want this new website to be a true destination for MSPs interested in improving their business and staying current with IT channel news and trends. 

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Topics: Announcements

Tech Time Warp: Enigma encodes its first message

Posted by Kate Johanns on Jul 14, 2017 12:10:15 PM

On July 15, 1928, the Enigma machine encoded its first message, setting the stage for encrypted German communications and secret heroism at Bletchley Park during World War II. The portable Enigma machine, which looked like a typewriter, offered an astounding 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 combinations thanks to an intricate system of rotor wheels and patch cables.

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Topics: Tech Time Warp

Cloud 5: Apple's Chinese data center, Azure stack arrives

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 14, 2017 9:56:40 AM

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

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Topics: The Cloud 5

Webinar: Managed security services starts internally

Posted by Dan Wensley on Jul 14, 2017 7:45:00 AM

The majority of IT service providers (ITSPs) are doing an outstanding job delivering security solutions to their customers. However, as the saying goes: “The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” 

There may be no better example of this than how service providers are implementing password security and technician access management for the hundreds or thousands of client passwords they use every day. Password security and access management for both your own technicians and client credentials could be the largest flaw in the MSP services stack today. 

ITSPs are starting to take a second look and mature their internal security processes in order to better serve and protect their customers, though. 

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Topics: Cyber Security

How serverless computing will transform cloud economics

Posted by Mike Vizard on Jul 13, 2017 1:20:29 PM

While cloud computing has had a profound an impact on IT, the level of technical innovation associated with the cloud has been relatively slight. Virtual machines that were once run in a local data center have been moved to a highly automated shared public cloud that exposes underlying infrastructure using application programming interfaces (APIs).

But over the past year, increased innovation in the cloud has spawned multiple architectures that will compete to run a variety of application workloads. In addition to traditional virtual machines, it’s now common for containers to be deployed on public clouds. Beyond containers, however, serverless computing frameworks are starting to emerge that promise to radically alter the economics of cloud computing. In fact, a new report published by 451 Research suggests that serverless computing will be the least expensive cloud option by a wide margin for certain classes of workloads.

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Topics: IT Services Trends

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