Datto unveils swathe of innovations to improve efficiency and service delivery
Datto has announced a series of enhancements and innovations that will deliver major efficiency improvements for MSPs.
One of the biggest is the release of Datto Networking Managed Power with the MP10 WiFi-connected smart plug; this is a cloud-managed device that gives MSPs the ability to remotely monitor and manage power for their clients’ devices.
Datto has also unveiled new all-flash BCDR hardware, with higher capacities and a new pricing model for SaaS Protection cloud backup. There are also efficiency improvements to Workplace, Endpoint Backup, Autotask PSA and Datto RMM.
For more information on the announcement, see https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/datto-equips-managed-service-providers-with-20-new-product-innovations-to-improve-efficiency-and-service-delivery/ or contact your Synaxon account manager.
Managed services continue on growth curve
The Managed Services sector continues to grow at about 35% a year, according to Gartner research quoted at the recent UK Managed Services & Hosting Summit.
The summit looked at how the market is changing and what it will take for MSPs to succeed as the market evolves. Specific areas addressed include the impact of AI and the IoT, the growing importance of security and compliance, trends in service delivery, and how to create value both within an MSP and for customers.
These are all subjects that Synaxon will explore in its SynMSP meetings over the coming months and if you are interested in getting involved, please let us know. There is a need for constant discussion and development as this exciting market evolves.
F-Secure and Zyxel make WiFi secure
F-Secure and Zyxel are teaming up to bring fast, secure WiFi to consumers and smaller firms. The two companies have signed an agreement to offer service providers a range of cybersecurity gateways that provide the fast connectivity demanded by today’s users while delivering comprehensive protection to devices and users.
F-Secure Connected Home Security harnesses industrial-strength AI capabilities to provide a complete solution that includes malware protection, anti-tracking privacy features, and more. You can get a fantastic deal on the full range of F-Secure products from Synaxon via EGIS. As an official distribution partner, we can offer exceptional discounts that simply can’t be matched elsewhere.
For more details, contact your account manager.
Microsoft claims edge-to-edge lead with Azure
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has claimed that the company’s Azure cloud platform is leading’ the way in the cloud market race because it’s the only hyperscale offering that extends to the edge across identity, data, application platform, as well as security and management.
The vendor introduced a hundred new Azure capabilities in its last quarter alone, for both existing workloads like security and new areas such as IoT and AI. New solutions include Azure Confidential Computing, which is billed as “the first cloud to provide a secure platform for protecting the confidentiality and the integrity of data while in use.”
Azure workloads can be efficiently and profitably provisioned and billed through the Microsoft CSP and with major changes being made to direct support offered by Microsoft on the programme, more members are turning to Synaxon’s Cloud-iQ – a single-pane-of-glass solution that you can access via, EGIS. With Cloud iQ it is easy to sign-up for CSP and to provide customers Office 365 and other Microsoft solutions. It also provides complete control over customer management and billing.
Find out more from your Synaxon account manager.
Target Appointed Linksys Distributor
Target Components has been appointed UK distributor by networking manufacturer, Linksys.
The distribution deal means Target now stocks Linksys’s portfolio of retail boxed networking lines that includes routers, switches and access points, as well as the latest Mesh WiFi technology and open source routers, many of which were on display at Target’s 20th Anniversary Open Day in September.
Established in the US in 1988, Linksys was purchased by Cisco in 2003, which also picked up a VoIP manufacturer and networking management software developer to benefit Linksys’s market share. Linksys was then sold to Belkin for $500m in 2013.
Linksys’s heritage saw it become one of the World’s leading domestic router manufacturers, with nearly 30% of the market in 2013.
Martyn Kirby, Target’s Head of Purchasing, commented: “Linksys’s brand strength and range are fantastic news for Target customers. Being so well-known amongst domestic and business users alike means that the latest technologies, like the Velop Mesh WiFi system and open-source routers get into the public mindset quickly, meaning more sales for our customers.”
He continued, “And bucking the trend with open source firmware across some router lines means users have much more freedom to modify settings themselves. Mesh products have proved themselves to be invaluable in many homes and businesses where WiFi connectivity hits blackspots – Mesh simply works out the best possible route around them.”
Linksys’s Regional Sales Manager, Bukhtar Taggar, said; “Target’s broad customer base, particularly with the independent reseller and VAR contingent, is exactly what Linksys is looking for to reach those end users who want reliable next-generation technology with the support and reliability required for today’s usage. The Internet is used throughout the home, in very different ways depending on who the users are. It should be them, rather than the manufacturer, who decides what traffic is prioritised in their own environment, knowing they can get a fast connection wherever they are in any given environment.”
The Linksys range is now available at Target. For more information, visit www.targetcomponents.co.uk.