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Software Containers: Short- and Long-Term Benefits Explained

Here are four ways software containers can bring clarity to your cloud applications journey, according to Avanade.

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5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 20 September 2018

Today’s channel partner news involves Alert Logic; Barracuda Networks email security bundle; Box for Oracle NetSuite,;Centreon IT management software; IT Glue and SolarWinds MSP conferences; JAMF acquires Nomad for Apple Mac management; Rubrik cloud storage partner program; Turbonomic for Azure migrations & more.

SolarWinds Building Two-Tier MSSP to MSP Cybersecurity Partner Ecosystem

SolarWinds MSP begins to identify, recruit and empower MSSP partners that can offer threat management and SOC (security operations center) services to smaller MSPs. A two-tier security channel may emerge. Here’s how.

Family Business Succession Planning

Should you acquire your family’s business from your parents? Find your answer with these eight succession planning considerations & tips.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Migration Tools: Hystax Jumps In

Hystax introduces automated Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud migration tools. The company offers similar tools for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Seven Docker Container Monitoring Trends and MSP Opportunities

Roughly 43 percent of the fast-growing Docker container monitoring market will be up for grabs over the next year, according to CA Technologies and Gatepoint Research. Here’s how MSPs can get started.

MSP Security Strategy: Stop Chasing Shiny Objects

Instead, MSPs should focus on these three steps to successfully manage and protect customers’ IT environments, SolarWinds MSP advises.

George Mach, Gary Pica Explain Apex IT Group Transformation, MSP Ownership Transition

How Apex IT Group CEO George Mach (holding scissors) tapped financial partners & mentors (Gary Pica, Howard Borochaner & Bob Penland) to build a top-notch MSP. And how Mach ultimately acquired 100% of the business.

StorageCraft Touts Cloud Data Protection Enhancements for MSPs

StorageCraft touts cloud-pooling, one-click orchestration recovery & a 30-day free virtualization offer for MSPs. Recent ConnectWise Manage & Datto Autotask integrations show renewed MSP commitment. But business continuity competition is intense.

8 High Value Checklists for MSPs

Instead of writing complex Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), stick with simplified MSP checklists to optimize your managed services business. IT Glue explains how.