Move your customer's Office 365 Syndication tenants to CSP today!

Microsoft is ending the Syndication program, with June 30th being the date set for the end of the Syndication program. Office 365 Syndication partners around the world are now actively migrating customers into CSP and onto the standard Office 365 platform. This enables partners to quickly and easily take ownership of their customers' entire cloud…

No one should sell Exchange online Plan 1 or SharePoint Online Plan 1 to their customer

One of the most popular Office 365 plans that many partners are selling is Exchange Online Plan 1.   For just US$4/AU$5.60 per user per month, customers get 50GB of secure and reliable business-class mailbox, web-based access and outlook client on mobile devices, anti-malware, anti-spam protection etc. The best part is that partners and customers…

Citrix NetScaler Series: Part 11 - NetScaler Insight (User Experience Monitoring)

Another of my favourite features is NetScaler Insight. Insight is a monitoring and analytics solution. The reason I’ve included it in this series is because it can be a significant benefit to a partner embarking on, or already hosting, a mobility platform including DaaS.   The importance of networking is often underestimated by partners who aren’t…

Citrix NetScaler Series - Part 10: Features Deep Dive - Content Switching

Content Switching is Layer 7 Load Balancing. Content switching can be used to distribute traffic across multiple back-end servers based on host-headers, device type, language, cookie and layer 3-4 data. This feature can be very useful for multi-tenant solutions hosting web services including SharePoint or Exchange. A Content Switch is a virtual server that can…

Citrix NetScaler Series – Part 8: Features Deep Dive – Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

Global Server Load Balancing manages traffic across multiple network entry points or data centres. For example, GSLB would distribute traffic across two or more data centres (active-active) or initiate automated data centre failover in a DR scenario (active-passive). GSLB can also direct traffic based on geo-location information, providing the best user experience.  For example, if…