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Not "Just" a Replacement for SBS
One of the topics of discussion in the SMB community for the last five years has been the "replacement" of Small Business Server. When you start from that perspective, you miss a great deal about what's changed in technology in the last 5-10 years.
Think about it: If you were to design the perfect small business network today, would you put Active Directory, RDS, Exchange, SQL, IIS, file storage, and backup all one one box? I don't think so!
Our cloud offering, since late 2008/early 2009 has consisted primarily of
- Local storage
- Local backup mirrored to the cloud
- Hosted Exchange
- Hosted Web site(s)
- Separate servers if clients need Exchange, SQL, etc.
We are excited about the Zynstra Hybrid Cloud solution because it fits right in with everything we're already doing.
Machines exist as VMs, completely autonomous from one another. So you can join them to the domain and migrate services over one at a time as needed.
The bottom line: You can put each service exactly where it works best.
The Recorded Webinar
Yesterday's webinar is recorded and you can view it here:
That should also bring up lots of other suggested interviews regarding the Zynstra family of appliances.
If you have questions, please join us for one of the other webinars in January.
This four-volume set is the definitive guide to Managed Services. From the front office to the tech department, we cover it all. Every computer consultant, every managed service provider, every technical consulting company - every successful business - needs SOPs!
When you document your processes and procedures, you design a way for your company to have repeatable success. And as you fine-tune those processes and procedures, you become more successful, more efficient, and more profitable. The way you do everything is your brand.
How to Deliver Successful, Profitable Projects on Time with Your Small Business Clients
Small Business project management is simply not as complicated as project management in the enterprise. But small business projects have the same challenges as enterprise projects: They need to achieve their goals effectively, on time, and within budget.
They also face the same primary challenge – staying inside the scope of the project!
This great little book provides a simple process project planning and management process that is easy to learn and easy to teach to your employees, fellow technicians, and sub-contractors. You’ll learn to track any project, explain all the stages to clients and employees, and verify that everything is completed on time and under budget.
The authors show you a great technique for making sure that scope creep is a thing of the past! Make every project a successful and profitable project!
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Look forward to this. Are there any technical overviews available apart from the salesey things on the website?ReplyDelete
Great question, Anon.ReplyDelete
Next Thursday, Zynstra is going to take a tour using one of their "sandbox" servers. It will be live on the live server. You can schedule time on a sandbox server, configure VMs, etc. Just make arrangements with Rhett or Andrew.
Rhett Ryder ([email protected])
Andrew Morlidge ([email protected])
Last year a special North American Zynstra Advisory Panel (ZAP) met every week to talk about the technology. Virtually all worries or concerns disappeared once members completed their walk-through on the sandbox.