These were the 10 most popular Auvik blog posts published in 2017. Many, many thanks to all our readers.

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10. The Ideal Ratio of Techs to Users

What’s the tech to user ratio in your MSP—and what should it be? We dig into the numbers. | Read it

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9. 15 Business-Boosting Conferences for MSPs in 2017

Here are 15 conferences for MSPs worth considering in 2017 along with recommendations from fellow IT service providers on why to attend. | Read it

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8. What to Look for in a Next-Generation Firewall

Considering a next-generation firewall? To help you understand the huge array of available options, engineer Kevin Dooley describes the most common NGFW features and offers advice on picking the device that’s relevant to your client needs. | Read it


7. MSP Best Practices: Assigning Responsibility

There’s an old adage that if everybody is responsible for something, nobody is responsible for it. While the MSP business takes responsibility as a whole for a client’s network, if individuals within that MSP aren’t assigned to specific tasks, it’s easy for things to get overlooked. | Read it

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6. 6+ Awesome Places to Get Network Training Online

With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to find online network training that meets your needs. Whether you want to take a months-long training course taught by professionals, or just catch a quick overview of a topic in your spare time, you can find everything you need to know on your laptop or phone. | Read it


5. Network Basics: An Introduction to SD-WAN

The basic idea of an SD-WAN is to reduce MPLS or other fixed internal WAN circuit costs by shunting some or all of your traffic over encrypted tunnels through the Internet. | Read it

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4. 11 Network Cakes for Hardcore Nerds

If you love all things network as much as we do here at Auvik, you’re going to love these 11 nerdy confections. Yum! | Read it

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3. How to Troubleshoot High Broadcast Utilization and Broadcast Storms

Broadcast storms are a major pain point for network administrators. Learn more about what they are, what causes them, and what steps you can take to eliminate sources of broadcast storms within your client networks. | Read it

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2. Clock Signal issue: These Are the Vendors and Devices Affected by Intel Atom C2000 Chips

Intel Atom C2000 series chips have a clock signal problem that can cause devices to brick. Check this list of affected vendors and devices to see if you need to take action for your clients. | Read it

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1. How to Adjust TCP Window Size to Improve Network Performance

Are you seeing poor network performance but with link utilization well below 100%? You might have an issue with your TCP window size. Here’s how—and why—to fix that. | Read it