Are You the BEV of Choice for Your Customers?

Posted by Mary McCoy on Apr 6, 2016 1:17:54 PM

Perhaps the most significant trend facing web and application hosting providers is marketplace stratification. We’ve been looking into data presented by 451 Research in the 5-year forecast they published last fall. They say more and more end-customers are looking to specialized IaaS and SaaS environments rather than traditional, more generalized hosting resources (such as your company).

If this trend hasn’t already affected your firm, it will. Be prepared, and you can turn what looks like a doomsday scenario into opportunities to grow your company. Offering the Best Execution Venue (BEV) for your target customers will bring increased sales as well as an increased clientele.

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry, hosting

The Future of Web and App Hosting: By the Numbers

Posted by Mary McCoy on Mar 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

It’s time to take a deeper look at the current state of affairs within the web and app hosting marketplace, using data from 451 Research’s recent comprehensive report. How did we get to this point? Where are we likely to be by 2019? What do these numbers mean for your company?

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry, hosting

6 Trends that Will Transform Your Hosting Business

Posted by Mary McCoy on Feb 18, 2016 9:27:21 AM

Back in October, we noted web and application hosting is losing market share. So said 451 Research in their comprehensive market forecast for the sector. That news underscores the fact that change happens. So we highlighted three specific takeaways we thought had special power to help hosting providers reach into the future and grasp profitable opportunities to grow your business in this evolving marketplace.

In fact, the 451 Research report identified six key trends that will dominate web and application hosting between now and 2019. Each of these trends offers food for thought as well as actionable opportunities to reposition your company, develop new business lines and forge new relationships. The underlying theme of all these trends is specialization. Customer needs are evolving; to survive and thrive, your business must evolve, too.

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry, hosting

Keys to an Effective Backup Strategy [PODCAST]

Posted by Nate Teplow on Oct 28, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Backup is a big market opportunity for channel companies these days, whether you're a managed services provider (MSP), Web Hosting Provider, Reseller or IT Solution Provider. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, you need to choose the right backup solution and make sure you can successfully manage backups for your clients.

In this podcast, we chat with David Wells, Account Manager at R1Soft, about how both MSPs and Web Hosting Providers can create effective backup strategies and bring on new clients.

Tune in now and start growing your BDR line of business!

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Topics: Backups, Webhosting, hosting, backup strategy

Is the New Venom Virtualization Vulnerability Deadly to Data Centers?

Posted by Mary McCoy on May 21, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Last Wednesday, news broke about a new zero-day vulnerability that has the web hosting community hissing. Originally discovered by security firm CrowdStrike, VENOM - or Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation - is a buffer bug that lives in the virtual floppy drive code of the open source QEMU platform that could potentially allow hackers to compromise entire data centers by gaining access to virtual instances on the hosts within.

Just how serious is this CVE-2015-3456 security concern? Which computer virtualization platforms have been affected and which have released patches? Almost a week after detecting this flaw, are we right to equate its impact with Heartbleed or should we shed that comparison like an old layer of skin? Learn more about the VENOM virtualization vulnerability, how hackers can exploit it to gain access to virtual machines and what web hosts can do to mitigate the damage!

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Topics: data protection, hosting, data loss, Industry News, security

IBM says the Future of the Midmarket is Managed Services, including Managed Backup/DR

Posted by R1Soft on Jan 31, 2013 10:00:00 AM

Last week, over on my Network World Blog, I posted an interview with Ed Abrams, VP of marketing and strategy for the SMB at IBM. Ed talked about the 2012 IBM Technology Trends report. Unlike other reports that companies publish to push their own agenda, IBM actually draws up their agenda based on reports like the Tech Trends report. It is both a podcast and an article, and if you are interested in the SMB and midmarket, go check it out.

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Topics: Backups, data protection, service provider, hosting, disaster recovery

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