27 #DevOps Experts Share the Best Way for Companies to Improve DevOps Performance

Leon Fayer

DevOps is a relatively new concept to describe the desire of organizations to improve collaboration of two separate functions into one, so it’s not surprising that many companies struggle when it comes to improving DevOps performance. From bottlenecks that prevent DevOps adoption to differing definitions of performance improvement from one organization to the next, there are a multitude of challenges companies may […]

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


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 […]

Top 47 SysAdmin Events and Conferences in 2015 & 2016


SysAdmins are the professionals who worry about and solve all of the tech problems that nobody else even is aware of, because SysAdmins are so on top of their game that the servers, networks, computers, phones, copiers, and all other things tech that everyone relies on, just work. SysAdmins are on call when email goes down, and they are on call when […]

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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