How Intelligent Cloud Infrastructure Can Minimize Shadow IT

The cloud has simplified the lives of many, enabling individuals to quickly gain access to the services they need, but there are a few drawbacks. In their quest to turn on mission-critical services faster, corporate employees have taken matters into their own hands, going directly to cloud service providers instead of directing requests to the IT department. Referred to as […]

3 Ways the Cloud Simplifies Cost Management & Consumption

  As organizations across the globe seek to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and grow their bottom line, the public cloud is becoming an attractive alternative to traditional data center setups. Instead of requiring companies to invest in building expensive, state-of-the-art servers, storage, and security safeguards, they can simply rent the best infrastructure available at a fraction of the cost. For […]

Cloud Trends to Keep an on Eye on in 2017

Forrester, Gartner, and IDC unanimously agree that the cloud presents huge growth opportunities for managed service providers (MSPs). If these predictions are accurate, we can expect to see the biggest opportunities in the public and hybrid cloud spaces, as well as in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). But opinions regarding how best to tackle […]

The Lure of Cloud Applications & Infrastructure

To succeed in business, you must follow the money. And in the managed services space, the cloud—more specifically the public cloud—is where the money is to be made. While private cloud opportunities evaporate, public and hybrid opportunities are booming, to the tune of an 18% market uptick by the end of 2017, followed by an additional 55% increase by the […]

ProfitBricks IaaS Joins Forces with 1&1 Internet SE

With Gartner forecasting the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market to nearly triple by the end of 2020, ProfitBricks wants to make sure its Managed Service Provider (MSP) customers are ready to capitalize on these fast-growing opportunities. The company is already making strategic alliances to better position its MSP customers to take advantage of Gartner’s $34.6 billion IaaS growth predication […]

Why Security SaaS & IaaS are the PB&J of the Cloud

We’re on a mission to make your business more profitable, and there’s more opportunity in the cloud than just about any other technology segment right now. In our last post, we talked about how Gartner expects the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market to grow nearly 37% by the end of 2017, followed up by Software as a Service (SaaS) […]

SaaS & IaaS Go Together Like Cookies and Milk

Raking in more monthly recurring revenue is a top priority for most Managed Service Providers (MSPs). And while Software as a Service (SaaS) has proven to be a good way to grow monthly recurring revenue, there’s only so much software one MSP can successfully sell to any given client. It’s time to think bigger. SaaS has been a sweet source […]