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Top SysAdmin Meetups in the USA and Their Leaders

Thomas Uphill

SysAdmins have so many responsibilities and wear so many professional hats that it is extremely helpful for them to gather with other SysAdmins and share their knowledge, questions, and frustrations. But, it may not be feasible for them to attend a conference for days at a time and hundreds of miles away. That’s where Meetups come in. Meetups typically are […]




Latest tutorials on DevOps Central featuring MYSQL, Docker, Python and more

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If you’re working in the DevOps space be sure to check out DevOps Central. DevOps Central is the ProfitBricks community for DevOps professionals, where you can engage with like-minded community members, share knowledge and discover many deep-dive tutorials including classic stacks like How to install MySQL and Python on Centos 7 , as well as how to configure a SQL […]




How to understand the Cost of Running IT Infrastructure: on-premises, colo or in the cloud

How to understand IT Infrastructre Costs Cloud Colo On-Premises

It’s impossible to ignore the cloud. In the current business climate, companies are under increasingly competitive and financial pressures to evaluate their current infrastructure needs. There are also additional challenges when it comes to moving their data, securing their data, ensuring the high performance of applications, as well as having disaster recovery plan that is affordable. One of the more challenging […]




ASCII Roadshow – Recap & why MSP clouds are accelerating #ASCIISUCCESS

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We’ve just wrapped up a great two days at the ASCII IT SMB Success Summit in Washington DC, networking and catching up with MSPs and hearing about their plans to help their clients with the transition to the public cloud. In 2015, we are seeing more and more MSP clouds growing rapidly. The ASCII Group’s IT SMB Success Summit roadshow is an […]




Cloud Hosting Opportunity for MSP and System Integrator Markets

Generation Cloud: The Market for MSPs and System Integrators in Transition

With interest in the public cloud gaining significant momentum, it is important for Managed Service Providers, (MSPs) to understand what part they are playing in the IT transformation to the cloud and market for cloud hosting products and services. It also now apparent that MSPs are simply demanding more from their cloud service provider, with an increased need for flexibility […]




VMware Virtualized Data Centers and their Migration Path to the Cloud

White Paper cover: VMware Data Centers and their Migration Path to the Public Cloud

Here is a stat you won’t forget: VMware has over 50% market share for the 70%+ of corporate IT environments that have been virtualized in the last decade. That speaks of millions of consolidated servers and the efficiency gains that only virtualization can bring to a data center. And, in 2015 VMware has stated repeatedly that over 85% of those […]




Top 18 Tips & Quotes on the Challenges & Future of VMware Licensing

"As companies reach the 80% to 90% virtualized server inventory threshold, VMware licensing becomes a target for cost savings." - Keith Townsend

With second-generation cloud providers taking the world of cloud computing by storm, one is left to wonder whether on-premise VMware environments and licensing is still the best bet for enterprises and companies of all sizes. Once the go-to solution, VMware’s virtualization platform was never without its share of challenges, but now companies are beginning to look to newer and more […]




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