Showing posts from October, 2023

Navigating the Remote File Server Access Maze in Slow Network Environments: Insights from a Recent MSP Roundtable

Extended Preamble: The New Geography of Remote Work, Cloud Imperatives, and the Search for New Revenue Streams In a recent roundtable discussion relocated to picturesque Colorado, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) convened to address a challenging terrain not just geographically but also technologically. This was more than a meeting; it was a summit at the intersection of urgent needs and innovative solutions. In places like Steamboat Springs, where fiber is still creeping its way through the community, bandwidth isn't just an issue; it's a chokepoint. The traditional asymmetry in networks—like a 600 Mbps download and a mere 35 Mbps upload—no longer suits our transformed work landscape. In the world of remote work, what used to be a ‘download’ at the office becomes an ‘upload’ at home. This mismatch is driving MSPs to speed up their cloud migration processes to better serve their clients. But this i

Navigating Growth and System Availability: How an Infrastructure Services Enterprise Overcame Pre-Migration Challenges and SharePoint Limitations with CentreStack

Introduction As a dynamic enterprise specializing in infrastructure services across a range of burgeoning markets, the company in focus faced multiple operational challenges. Struggling with an outdated on-premises file server system and scalability issues due to recent acquisitions, this enterprise needed an efficient, scalable, and secure data management solution. This blog dissects the enterprise's operational hurdles, their initial move to SharePoint, and how CentreStack emerged as the optimal solution, satisfying both current and future business requirements. What Motivated the Migration The enterprise initially moved their core file servers to SharePoint to simplify external collaboration and eliminate data redundancy. Azure was also employed for Active Directory functionalities. Before making this shift, they were dealing with several critical issues: System Availability : The company's on-premises servers were plagued by unexpected outages, significantly affecting produ

Optimizing 3D Rendering and AutoCAD Performance in Remote Work Environments

Introduction: The Challenge of Remote Work Whether you are a design company or an architecture firm , you'll find that managing large 3D and AutoCAD files across remote team members creates performance and collaboration issues. This article introduces CentreStack as the one-stop solution for transforming your remote work experience. Identifying the Obstacles in Remote 3D Rendering and AutoCAD Usage The Challenge of Distance Data must traverse long distances when working in separate locations, introducing latency issues that hamper real-time collaboration. The Burden of Growing Files Technological advancements in 3D rendering tools and AutoCAD have led to larger file sizes, making performance even more of a challenge. The Downside of VPNs and Cloud Storage Solutions Traditional VPN technology has become more sluggish over time despite hardware upgrades or additional bandwidth. Common cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and SharePoint aren't optimized for AutoCAD file typ