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.
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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: Office 365 monitoring, office 365 performance, End user Experience, APM, application performance monitoring, DEM, Office 365, Cloud, hybrid cloud, Office 365 Hybrid, Service Delivery, BYOD, ActiveSync
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.
GSX Solutions is the premier specialist in Office 365 service performance monitoring and optimization. Our Robot Users have worked with many enterprises to measure and analyze their end-user experience.
We would like to share some of our expertise using the following example.
Tags: Microsoft Office 365, Cloud, Hybrid Monitoring, hybrid environments, GSX Robot User, Skype for Business, Skype for business performance, Skype monitoring, skype for business issue, Troubleshooting, Messaging, Office 365, business cases, Use cases
Intel just exposed a major vulnerability in the x64 processor family. As a consequence, Microsoft will deliver a driver update in the next few days.
Today different forum experts forecast between 5 to 40% of degradation "depending on the task and processor model." Already patched Linux systems show more than 50% of degradation. The patch may have important consequences on environments and user experience.
Whenever a user complains about slowness in accessing a mailbox, IT administrators often suspect it’s due to an issue with the network. Still, they don’t always have enough information to confirm this.
Since it provides real-time communication, Skype for Business Online is perhaps the most sensitive Office 365 service. Users report experiencing latencies that distort sound, slow down or interrupt calls, and cause other service issues. That’s why Microsoft and Gartner always recommend assessing the ability of your network to deliver a good user experience, even in remote locations.
While assessment is a good first step, improvement is better. Continuously monitoring that everything runs its best can help avoid future service issues.
Tags: Microsoft Office 365, Cloud, Hybrid Monitoring, hybrid environments, GSX Robot User, RoboTech, Skype for Business, Skype for business performance, Skype monitoring, skype for business issue, Troubleshooting, Messaging, Office 365
Providing the best possible experience to your end-users should be the goal of any IT department. Ultimately, the user experience is what separates a productive, profitable company from a frustrated and inefficient one. At GSX, we understand the end-user experience more than anyone, and continue to build products that help IT administrators be the heroes instead of the scapegoats.
The increased complexity of today’s IT infrastructure has made old methods of application performance management insufficient. Previously, simple back-end metrics were enough to measure whether service was being provided to end-users quickly and securely. Today, more sophisticated analytics and measuring tools are required to stay ahead of performance issues to ensure end-user satisfaction.