Christopher Tozzi

Christopher
Tozzi

Christopher Tozzi has covered the channel for The VAR Guy on a freelance basis since 2008, with an emphasis on open source, Linux, virtualization, SDN, containers, data storage and related topics. He also teaches history at a major university in Washington, D.C. He occasionally combines these interests by writing about the history of software. His book on this topic, For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution, is forthcoming with MIT Press.

Articles
The Managed Kubernetes Opportunity for MSPs
The Managed Kubernetes Opportunity for MSPs
MSPs can meet demand for managed Kubernetes, or Kubernetes-as-a-Service, which is currently available from only a handful of providers.
Four Technologies that Help MSPs Maintain SLA Guarantees
Four Technologies that Help MSPs Maintain SLA Guarantees
Incident management, anti-DDoS, Docker containers and other tools can help MSPs maintain Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantees for managed IT services.
Advice to MSSPs: Prepare for the New Generation of Security Threats
Advice to MSSPs: Prepare for the New Generation of Security Threats
Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) must prepare to handle a new generation of threats and challenges, like massive DDoS attacks, shadow IT and microservices.
Managed IT Services: How MSPs Can Survive the Automation Revolution
Managed IT Services: How MSPs Can Survive the Automation Revolution
MSPs who want to survive the automation revolution need to identify services that are difficult to automate.
How to Modernize Your Log Management, Aggregation and Analysis Strategy
How to Modernize Your Log Management, Aggregation and Analysis Strategy
Log management and log aggregation have evolved. We look at how to develop an effective log strategy using real-time analysis, automated response, visualization tools like Grafana and more.
Fedora 26 Atomic Host Offers Glimpse into What's Next for Containers
Fedora 26 Atomic Host Offers Glimpse into What's Next for Containers
Fedora 26 Atomic Host adds Kubernetes as a container and system containers, pushing the boundaries of production-level containerization technologies.
5 Tools and Processes You Need to Overhaul to Use Containers
5 Tools and Processes You Need to Overhaul to Use Containers
Many of the tools and processes that worked with older technologies, like virtual machines, just don't work in containerized environments.
5 Current DevOps Trends MSPs Should Know
5 Current DevOps Trends MSPs Should Know
MSPs should take note, because these are the technologies and practices that will interest clients in the future.
What Do Continuous Delivery Servers Like Shippable Mean for MSPs?
What Do Continuous Delivery Servers Like Shippable Mean for MSPs?
MSPs can provide the extra services required for organizations to achieve true continuous delivery.
Understanding Docker's Enterprise Services Offerings
Understanding Docker's Enterprise Services Offerings
Docker, Inc. now offers several types of enterprise support packages, which include management services for Docker containers. However, MSPs can still offer some managed services in better ways than Docker.
Managed Services and Cloud Hosting: What the Leading Cloud Hosts Offer
Managed Services and Cloud Hosting: What the Leading Cloud Hosts Offer
We compare the extent to which managed services are built into each major cloud platform, how easy it is to obtain third-party managed services and which cloud platforms are most in need of additional managed-service help.
Everything-as-a-Service Exceptions: Things that Don't Work as a Service
Everything-as-a-Service Exceptions: Things that Don't Work as a Service 2
Almost everything you require to meet your IT needs can now be obtained "as a service," but it's important to recognize the exceptions to the Everything-as-a-Service, or XaaS, paradigm.
DevSecOps, Machine Learning and Beyond: How IT Security is Changing
DevSecOps, Machine Learning and Beyond: How IT Security is Changing
Machine learning, automation, immutable infrastructure and DevSecOps are redefining IT security strategies.
Five Ways MSPs Can Add Value to Free and Open Source Software
Five Ways MSPs Can Add Value to Free and Open Source Software
If you're an MSP, you should understand how open source code can be leveraged to provide products or services that people are willing to pay for.
5 Facts Everyone Should Know about Containers
5 Facts Everyone Should Know about Containers 4
Here are a handful of key things about containers that are often overlooked or poorly understood.



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