Office 365 - the leading SaaS solution in the world – has profoundly changed the nature of IT Service Management. As servers are moving to Microsoft, a lot of our customers are wondering how to transform their Service Management to fit the cloud delivery model.
The MSP and CSP world is getting bigger, every day. The market is growing; Microsoft estimates that Cloud Provider Managed Services will surpass USD 43 Billion next year. Who doesn’t want a piece of that pie?
Yes, the pie is big, but you’re not the only one at the table, and at the end, keeping cloud customers or winning a new one is harder than ever.
Tags: hybrid cloud, Cloud, application performance monitoring, Service Delivery, Office 365, APM, MSP, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, MS Inspire, DEM, Office 365 Hybrid
While this opens plenty of opportunities, it also comes with massive challenges for an IT organization. Now that services are delivered on devices that often are not under the maintenance of the company (BYOD), it is hard for IT to know if they are providing reliable delivery of the services, cloud or on-prem, that they provide.
Tags: hybrid cloud, Cloud, application performance monitoring, Service Delivery, Office 365, ActiveSync, APM, BYOD, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM, Office 365 Hybrid
Making the switch from an on-premises deployment to Office 365 is easier said than done. Large organizations in particular have complex infrastructures, with users requiring different applications and services from varying locations. Furthermore, regulations and technical roadblocks make it challenging to move applications without disruption.
That’s why hybrid deployment is often the best answer for those looking to transition to the cloud without interruptions. Here are a few other reasons why.
While there are a few performance monitoring options available on the market, the level of data granularity and availability of useful, impactful insights varies greatly. Most solutions don’t offer enough detailed metrics and analysis to pinpoint problems (as well as their root causes) quickly; oftentimes, the data isn’t even presented in an easy-to-use, efficient manner. In addition, few solutions are comprehensive enough to test the application environment at every level — including and especially the end-user perspective, which is a critical aspect of performance.
But, is it always better? What is the impact and what are the advantages of one protocol over the other, specifically in your environment?
Tags: Microsoft, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365 monitoring, Skype for Business, cloud performance, skype for business monitoring, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365, Skype
Like most of the IT, the MSP business has been profoundly changed by the cloud era. MSP were mostly in charge of the run & maintain of clients infrastructure delivering applications to end-users. But now that a lot of these infrastructure moved to a PaaS, IaaS or SaaS model, the role of the MSP has become less strategic for many of their client.
It was not long ago that IT departments were relatively secluded from the rest of business operations. They went about their business fixing outages, installing new software, and generally maintaining services on their own.
Today, a major shift in how organizations use and adopt new technologies has created a need for better interoperability and communications between IT departments and the organizations they service.
When users are unable to access their mailbox or SharePoint on Office 365, this can sometimes be due to sync issues.
Most organizations will use AAD connect to sync their on-premises identities to their Office 365 environment, so it’s important that these two systems communicate to make it possible for users to access what they need on Office 365.
Tags: Office 365 monitoring, ADFS, ADFS monitoring, Microsoft identity management, Azure AD Connect, ADFS performance, ADFS issue, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365
Today marks the 10th anniversary of my taking the reins at GSX.
It’s understandable if you aren’t aware of this day’s significance, but it’s anything other than “just another day” for me. While I am not tempted to celebrate by buying a fake Time magazine cover with my picture on it, I thought it would be a good occasion to look back and share the most crucial elements of these last ten years.