Denver Data Center Colocation Blog

How MSPs Automate, Monitor, Manage, and Backup Client Networks

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2017 8:32:00 AM / by Matt Sudowski posted in Managed Service Providers

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As a Managed Service Provider (MSP), you understand the importance of automating, monitoring, managing,
and backing up your clients’ networks.

Through partnerships with data centers, MSPs can easily achieve automation, manage their clients’ networks, and perform other services without having to be physically present. Data centers employ an expert staff ready to address an assortment of needs and conditions.

Data centers use a variety of resources to ensure their facilities are engaged in the latest technologies. Managing and monitoring equipment allows data centers to keep servers online, run as efficiently as possible, and remove any bottleneck.  

The following is a list of common programs used by data centers to optimize and manage servers.

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How to Prevent Cloud Service Migration Problems

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2017 8:31:00 AM / by Matt Sudowski posted in Managed Service Providers

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Cloud service migration is a sensitive, tedious process.

The migration process encompasses moving data from one cloud service provider to another. 

Some clients fear it because of its fickle nature. What happens if it breaks? What if something goes wrong?

When executed correctly, migrating to the cloud can help businesses expand their IT capabilities. Cloud environments provide secure, flexible environments, ready to support any organization’s needs.

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How MSPs Grow IT Services with Colocation

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2017 2:50:15 PM / by Jay Sudowski posted in Managed Service Providers

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Data centers provide the perfect opportunity for Managed Service Providers to support their clients seamlessly through colocation services. 

Data centers deliver a secure and compliant environment, armed with top-of-the-line equipment to support and scale IT needs. Through data centers, MSPs can manage their clients’ services without having to be physically present.

Which Clients Benefits from Colocation?

Clients who benefit most from colocation are those who should avoid placing mission-critical hardware on their premises. The following categories represent the most common reasons SMBs switch to cloud to pacify their needs: 

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How-To Install pdo-dblib on cPanel Servers for Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server Databases In 9 Easy Steps

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2017 3:14:09 PM / by Anthony Francis

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We find that our customers commonly need to install an MSSQL database from PHP on a server running cPanel. However, cPanel doesn't have an option for installing FreeTDS or PDO_DBLIB in easyapache .  We have created a quick How-To guide that shows you how to install these components manually. This guide assumes that you are using a recent build of cPanel on a 64 bit OS.

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3 Ways Web Hosts Sell Higher Margin Services

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2017 8:05:00 AM / by Matt Sudowski posted in Web Hosting

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To be a successful web hosting provider presently and in the future, Jay Sudowski, CEO of Handy Networks, stresses the importance of selling higher margin services.

For SMBs to compete with their billion-dollar hosting rivals, they must differentiate their offerings and build value for their existing and new client base.

Today, pure web hosts are diminishing, and to survive in this relatively saturated market it’s about developing a list of professional services that add value to your clientele.

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4 Denver Managed Services Providers to Consider

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2017 10:56:31 AM / by Jay Sudowski posted in Managed Service Providers

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As customer IT requirements get highly complex, businesses increasingly contract their IT management to Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to ensure seamless efficiency and flexibility, cost-effectively.

So, when seeking out, a Denver managed services provider that perfectly matches your needs, what should you look for?

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How Denver MSPs Eliminate Downtime

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2017 12:33:21 PM / by Jay Sudowski posted in Managed Service Providers

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The idea of downtime strikes fear in the hearts of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Value
Added Resellers (VARs) across the globe.

Downtime is a term used in the technology world to refer to the time a system/server is offline or unavailable. Downtime can spring from natural disasters, human error, hardware failure, software failure, overloads, and many other causes.

These technical errors can negatively affect a small-to-medium businesses’ revenue, reputation, and future growth opportunities—among other things.

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Identifying Private Cloud Opportunities for SMBs

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 6, 2017 10:29:15 AM / by Matt Sudowski posted in Managed Service Providers

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In the past, private cloud opportunities have been out of reach for Denver small-to-medium sized
businesses (SMBs) due to their notoriously expensive price tags. Since then, new innovative cost-saving technologies have launched, allowing true enterprise cloud solutions to all. 

As far as cloud computing goes, there are three main categories SMBs frequent:

  • Public cloud
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Private cloud
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How MSPs Can Avoid Hosted Application Problems

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 29, 2016 10:15:00 AM / by Matt Sudowski posted in Managed Service Providers

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As a managed service provider, wouldn’t you feel most comfortable knowing exactly who is hosting you,
where your data is, and who is responsible for securing the application?

Several factors come into play when it comes to choosing where your applications are hosted and which applications to host in the cloud. Some MSPs value speed, others demand a more personal relationship, and some might request an extensive service plan.

We put together a short list of attributes our clients value to help you determine whether your needs and wants as an MSP are being met and whether it is time to switch to a plan with higher latency.

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Differentiating from Other Web Hosting, Cloud, and Managed Service Providers

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2016 9:05:33 AM / by Jay Sudowski posted in Web Hosting

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As a small web hosting provider, it becomes increasingly difficult to compete within the industry. The only way to rise to the top in this type of competitive environment is to add value in other ways.

This means that you must sit down, look at the numbers, and draft some new ideas for services, which will add value for your existing and potential clients.

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