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Category: Cloud Management Services

Apr 22

2015

Avoid Cloud Management Chaos

Recently, I talked about the first cloud services IT solution providers (ITSPs) typically start with (i.e. hosted Exchange or cloud backup) and focused on the importance of bundling managed cloud services with each subsequent cloud offering. One other point that ITSPs new to selling cloud should keep top of mind is how they’re going to […]

Apr 21

2015

Don’t Leave Your Customers’ BYOD Strategy to Chance

Although BYOD (bring your own device) isn’t making as many headlines as it was a year ago, the reason for this is not due to mobility being a passing fad. Rather, companies’ attitudes and acceptance of personal mobile devices in the workplace is maturing. In fact, CompTIA’s 3rd Annual Trends in Enterprise Mobility study, which […]

Apr 17

2015

You Sold Your First Cloud Service, Now What?

One of the first, and most daunting tasks VARs and MSPs face before they can start selling cloud solutions is figuring out where to start. Should you start with hosted Exchange? BDR (backup and disaster recovery)? VoIP? Network security? SaaS? IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)? PaaS (Platform as a Service)? Once the first question is […]

Apr 16

2015

SNP Technologies Goes “All In” With Cloud Solutions and Services

Prakash Parikh, COO, SNP Technologies It’s hard to fathom that systems integrator and CSP (cloud services provider) SNP Technologies was selling on-premise tape backup and network security solutions just five years ago. I recently spoke with Prakash Parikh, COO of SNP Technologies, who remembers the turning point clearly. “We realized that cloud computing was going […]

Mar 10

2015

Cloud Summit 2015 — Day #2 Recap (How Ingram Helps Rainmakers Thrive)

The 2015 Ingram Micro Cloud Summit shifted into high gear this morning beginning with Renée Bergeron, Vice President, Global Cloud Computing, describing what a huge opportunity the cloud is for the channel (e.g. the U.S. alone represents a $35 billion addressable market) followed by offering practical ways Ingram Micro is enabling its partners to make […]

Mar 04

2015

Why Your Customers Need Cloud Migration Services

Despite the overwhelming number of resources touting the exploding cloud market, some IT solution providers still continue to treat cloud services like an afterthought or merely a conversation-starter to get their foot in the door with the hope of selling something else. The reality is that Capex IT purchases will continue to dwindle, and holding […]

Feb 24

2015

The Ingram Micro Service Desk 411 with Zafar Subzwari, Cloud Solutions Manager, Ingram Micro

Zafar Subzwari, Cloud Solutions Manager, Ingram Micro Recently, the Ingram Micro Service Desk offering became available to Ingram Micro’s partners. To get a few more details about this new partner service, I reached out to Zafar Subzwari, Cloud Solutions Manager at Ingram Micro. Following is a summary of our conversation. Q: What exactly is the Ingram […]

Feb 23

2015

Ingram Micro’s Jason Bystrak to Present “Simplifying Success in the Cloud” at InterConnect 2015

Jason Bystrak, Executive Director — North America, Ingram Micro Cloud IBM InterConnect 2015, a new event that connects three popular IBM conferences — Impact, Innovate, and Pulse — will take place at the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay Convention Centers February 22-26, 2015. This year’s event is projected to draw more than 20,000 attendees looking […]

Feb 02

2015

The #1 Reason Now Is The Time To Start Selling Cloud Services

Jason Bystrak, Executive Director of The Americas, Ingram Micro Cloud Demand for cloud solutions and services among SMBs and enterprises continues to surge, but the overall percentage of IT solution providers participating in this burgeoning market — just 20% — is surprisingly small. If you’re among the 80% that have yet to make the foray into […]

Jul 25

2014

The Truth About Ingram Micro’s Foray Into The Cloud Service Provider Space

Earlier this year the channel was set abuzz by the announcement from Ingram Micro that it was entering the cloud service provider space with three new Ingram Micro-branded and hosted cloud solutions: Ingram Micro Hosted Exchange, Ingram Micro Virtual Private Servers (VPS), and Ingram Micro Web Hosting. I recently spoke with Renee Bergeron, Vice President […]