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

Four Ways MSPs Can Use Blockchain to Improve Managed Services
Four Ways MSPs Can Use Blockchain to Improve Managed Services
Managed Services Providers (MSPs) can benefit from blockchain to handle payments, manage contracts, store data and more.
Dell's REX-Ray, A Storage Orchestrator for Docker, Embraces CSI Specs
Dell's REX-Ray, A Storage Orchestrator for Docker, Embraces CSI Specs
The tool from Dell Technologies' {code} project for managing persistent storage for Docker containers, is said to be the first to leverage Container Storage Interface. Organizations seeking to test it out can access the current development code from GitHub.
MSPs and the Post-Operating System World: Making Expectations Reality
MSPs and the Post-Operating System World: Making Expectations Reality
Managed IT Services providers (MSPs) can play a critical role in helping to smooth over operating system compatibility issues for users.
DH2i Adds Docker Support to App Portability Platform for Windows and Linux
DH2i Adds Docker Support to App Portability Platform for Windows and Linux
DH2i adds Docker container support to application portability platform for Windows and Linux.
The Benefits of Multi-Cloud Computing Architectures for MSPs
The Benefits of Multi-Cloud Computing Architectures for MSPs
A multi-cloud strategy helps Managed Services Providers (MSPs) by increasing service availability, protecting against DDoS, giving customers choice and making data management flexible.
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.