Channel Expert Hour

Hybrid Backup: How MSPs Can Generate New Revenue Streams before the Coming Gold Rush

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

In the world of backup, managed service providers have historically had two options to serve their clients; appliance-based back-up solutions or cloud-based replication. Both are limited and both are fraught with challenges.

Appliance-based backup solutions are expensive, difficult to manage, and challenging from a capacity planning perspective. All too often, these price out most prospects because they lack the needed resources.

On the other hand, there are cloud-based replication options. This option is also limited in terms of recovery speed, ability to accommodate large datasets, and potential concerns loom regarding compliance and data sovereignty.

However, with hybrid backup, MSPs get the best of both worlds—and it opens up entirely new markets filled with opportunities. Hybrid backup is:

  • 5x Faster for cloud replication;
  • Allows automatic spillover to the cloud therefore eliminating appliance sizing risk; and
  • Is dramatically more affordable

Join this live, channel-focused webcast and learn more about hybrid cloud backup solutions. Attend this online-only event and see how this new margin-rich paradigm to data protection equips your clients and prospects with a faster, smarter, and bottomless cloud option.

*One attendee will win an Amazon Fire TV Stick
*Five attendees will win a $10 Amazon gift card


Virtualization, Backup, and Cloud Replication – A Winning Recipe for Veeam Partners

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

As virtualization technology becomes mainstream in the SMB market, partners have to consider backup and disaster recovery solutions for virtualized environments that are both resilient and profitable. In this Channel Expert Hour, hear from a Veeam and eFolder partner, and Ted Hulsy, Vice President of Marketing at eFolder, as they discuss the cloud service and revenue opportunities for channel partners that perform backup and cloud replication of virtualized environments.

*First five attendees will receive a $10 Amazon gift card


4 Ways to Grow Your Business Using NOC Services

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

It’s a fact: solution providers who offer a more comprehensive services palette attract and retain more customers. Adding services such as managed network monitoring can provide value-add to customers while helping to bolster a solution provider’s business. In this Channel Expert Hour webcast, join AVG and see how managed NOC can help:

  • Grow your business without adding head count
  • Add and retain customers by offering 24/7/365 service delivery
  • Offer services customized for your customers
  • Differentiate your business and open the door to new markets

*Four attendees will win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card


Mastering The Dynamics of Pricing for Managed Services in 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

How much should you charge for your managed services offerings? That’s a loaded question based on what kinds of services you sell … who your target audience is … and how valuable you are to your customers. Get the pricing right and you can build a thriving practice that enjoys profit today plus growth tomorrow. Get it wrong … and the whole machine can grind to a halt. As the market for managed services matures – and new cloud offerings emerge – MSPs need more than just a good guess or a “me too” pricing strategy. In this fast-paced session, experts from MSPMentor and N-able will share detailed information to help MSPs fine-tune their pricing strategies. Key topics to be addressed include:

  • Spending patterns for IT services by customers in SMB, Mid-Market and Enterprise segments
  • The evolution of pricing strategies from per-device to per-use and beyond
  • Applying pricing best practices to new cloud offerings in your MSP practice

CyberThreat Defense Report II for MSPs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

As an MSP, your clients rely on you to efficiently and effectively protect their organizations without disrupting their day-to-day business. But in today’s ever-evolving malware landscape, how can service providers address the wide range of security issues their customers face? Join this complimentary webinar to learn about the cyber threats 800+ IT security pros have been seeing and what they’re doing to address them.

We’ll cover:

  • Cyber threats seen by IT security pros from organizations in 19 industries across North America and Europe
  • The security concerns customers have and what those concerns mean for MSPs
  • How the Webroot® Channel Edge® MSP Program can help you secure customers AND your bottom line

Windows Server 2003 Migration: The Opportunity is NOW

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

Microsoft is ending its support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015. That means users have three short months to migrate their applications to another platform or face myriad risks including security vulnerabilities and non-compliance. In this webcast, Carbonite’s Chris Golub will discuss the opportunity solution providers have in helping their customers make the migration, including:

  • Which migration option (software, hardware, cloud) is the best choice
  • Best practices for performing a Windows Server 2003 migration
  • The role backup should play in any migration, regardless of size or application

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