Bridging the Gap between Active Directory and the Cloud

A smooth migration to the Cloud largely hinges on cloud resources being able to resolve the Security Identifiers (SIDs) of the organization’s original Active Directory Domain and thus mutually authenticate on premise resources and existing user accounts with Kerberos. While solutions like DirSync and SAML (without KCD) may keep the sign on experience consistent between…

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The Death of the Thin Client

I can’t tell you how many CloudConnect partners have asked me “what do you recommend for devices when connecting to the CloudConnect platform?” Existing PCs, thin clients, new workstations, BYOD, tablets, smartphones…they all have their pluses and minuses, and for the most part, they will all work with any Citrix platform. Unless their office is…

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A New Cloud Model

As an IT administrator or managed services provider, how do you address the questions posed by executives that have surrounded Cloud for over a decade? How should we deploy our cloud solution? Should we own the hardware and deploy it ourselves? What workloads should we move to the cloud? How do we ensure the solution…

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Cloud Migrations Are Set To Dominate In 2017

Businesses ranging from small to global are utilizing Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Desktop-as-a-Service to deliver the fastest, most efficient information technology solutions for their users. As Cloud technology matures, comprehensive and capable cloud-based platforms are rapidly changing the way knowledge workers experience, share, and protect their digital resources. Given today’s IT landscape, the reliance on managed service providers…

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Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 are Available on CloudConnect

CloudConnect is pleased to announce that, beginning this week, Windows Server 2016 is widely available on CloudConnect, along with Windows 10 (emulated) for Citrix and RDS virtual desktop deployments. View the press release here. Windows Server 2016 has been strongly anticipated for use with Citrix and RDS virtual desktops. As the server counterpart to Windows 10, the…

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Have You Analyzed Your Client’s Storage Footprint?

Every business has different storage needs. Needless to say, the type and size of the storage platform designed to support one business will differ greatly from that designed for another business. However, businesses often have one thing in common:  Over the years, they’ve accumulated tremendous amounts of storage. When our MSP partners migrate their SMB…

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Your True Value Proposition

Hosted solutions have simplified business operations somewhat for managed service providers and their clients. As a result of relying upon cloud providers to host business critical services, MSPs have tended to begin “outsourcing” services that used to require their time, effort, and expertise. Subsequently, reliance upon cloud providers has increased as hosting providers assume more…

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100% Cloud

Businesses are increasing worker efficiency, uptime, security, and data protection, while lowering IT costs by working 100% cloud-based. Are your SMB clients doing the same? Many businesses utilize cloud-based Infrastructure (IaaS), Disaster Recovery (DRaaS), or Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). Why not manage all three components synchronously? In doing so, MSPs and their SMB clients reduce the time,…

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DaaS – A market too hot to ignore

The concept of virtualized desktop served up over a network is nothing new. Microsoft and Citrix have been serving up virtualized Windows desktops for over 24 years. So why is DaaS suddenly so hot? Today’s DaaS is not your father’s virtualized Windows apps, which were provisioned via servers in SMB shops and corporate data centers everywhere.…

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