According to IDC, an IP packaged offer can generate up to 70% gross margin while reselling services only drives margins in the range of 5-20%. Despite such greater profitability, the idea of coming up with “productized” Intellectual Properties (IP) still sounds daunting to many Managed Service Providers (MSP), especially for those smaller shops.
The cloud is changing the way we deliver IT resources, quite similarly to how electricity enabled the second industrial revolution in the 19th century. As an IT provider, you can leverage the cloud’s power, storage space, and fast network connection to drive much broader implementation of computing workloads and more widespread adoption among businesses and end-users.
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One of the key benefits of delivering remote desktop services via the MyCloudIT platform is that you can review and visualize your RDS usage and billing information across multiple subscriptions from a single dashboard.
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Microsoft is offering a limited-time discount on its Dv2 series instances in preparation for the launch of Dv3 - its new Hyper-Threading Technology virtual machines (VM) for general purpose workloads. Starting today, you can provision a Dv2 Promo VM in your current deployment at the lower Dv3 VM prices, allowing you to take advantage of the cost savings from now until the launch of the Dv3 later this year.
This month, we have been working hard to bring the slider back to our Automatic Scheduler feature. This will help make it faster and easier to create scheduled tasks. You are now able to create different schedules for specific virtual machines, maximizing Azure cost savings by matching the infrastructure consumption with actual desktop and application usage.
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Azure RemoteApp (ARA) is set to retire on August 31st. It’s time for Microsoft Partners to choose their best option for migration. There are two popular solutions to replace ARA: RDS on Azure IaaS – which can be simplified and automated via the MyCloudIT platform, and Citrix XenApp Essentials – previously known as XenApp Express. Both have received a lot of interest not only from existing ARA users but also from other customers looking for a new cloud solution.
Monitoring is an important part of maintaining the reliability, availability, and performance of your deployments. MyCloudIT Monitoring, with 30 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) performance counters, provides comprehensive performance metrics to monitor your servers and virtual machines, and helps you keep end-users productive and free of service disruptions at all times.
Happy Monday! To continue our #MCITMondays discussion, today we'll talk about Backups - How we can protect your customers and their data. Watch this video to see step by step instructions on how you can schedule backups and create retention policies for data volumes within a deployment.
Hello again! This week, we'll explore our two favorite features of an RDS deployment: RemoteApp Collections and Smart Scheduler. Watch this video to see how you can optimize the cost savings and productivity for your customers with different application collections and automatic schedules.