Tag: AWS

Cloud computing growth rates raise cautionary note of concern

Cloud computing growth rates raise cautionary note of concern

The two most recent financial reports from Amazon and Microsoft are raising concerns over the rate at which adoption of cloud services will continue to grow. Amazon revealed Amazon Web Services (AWS) revenue grew 37 percent, to $8.4 billion in...

/ July 31, 2019
Smart MSPs follow the data in the age of the cloud

Smart MSPs follow the data in the age of the cloud

Despite all the momentum cloud computing has enjoyed for the past ten years, around 80 percent of all applications are still running in on-premises IT environments. The trend that managed service providers (MSPs) need to close track is the rate...

/ July 11, 2019
Oracle alliance with Microsoft complicates cloud computing relationships

Oracle alliance with Microsoft complicates cloud computing relationships

Cloud computing makes for strange bedfellows, but now that Oracle and Microsoft have agreed to work together to integrate Oracle Cloud services with the Microsoft Azure cloud, almost anything seems possible. The agreement between the two companies represents something of...

/ June 11, 2019
Competing with the big guys

Competing with the big guys

As an MSP, it can be a bit daunting when looking around at the competitive market. Sure, there are other MSPs your size, doing pretty much the same things as you. It’s a case of competing on a peer level...

/ June 4, 2019
Survey finds MSPs are more appreciated in the age of the cloud

Survey finds MSPs are more appreciated in the age of the cloud

A global survey published this week by Accenture finds that in the age of the cloud more customers are willing to rely on managed service providers (MSPs). The survey of 200 senior IT professionals from large businesses finds that  87...

/ June 4, 2019
MSPs need to decide where to focus their cloud efforts

MSPs need to decide where to focus their cloud efforts

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have pulled away from the rest of the cloud service provider pack. In terms of market share, Microsoft as witnessed by its most recent financial results is making gains to the increased consumption of...

/ April 25, 2019
AWS follows Microsoft’s lead in raising the partner bar for MSPs

AWS follows Microsoft’s lead in raising the partner bar for MSPs

Whenever any IT product or service starts to become widely accessible at too low of a price, it’s usually not long before IT vendors look to constrain the number of routes to market to ensure profitability. After nearly a decade...

/ February 19, 2019
Report highlights how AWS cloud is rapidly evolving

Report highlights how AWS cloud is rapidly evolving

In the age of the cloud, the most widely employed service doesn’t always reflect where the biggest emerging opportunities are for managed service providers (MSPs). With that issue in mind, 2nd Watch, a provider of managed and professional services for...

/ January 22, 2019
You could learn a lot by watching Amazon

You could learn a lot by watching Amazon

You could learn a lot by watching what Amazon does as a company. It may be much larger than yours, but there are certain actions and guiding principles from the company that are worth paying attention to.

/ January 18, 2019
Service providers shifting towards closing the network automation loop

Service providers shifting towards closing the network automation loop

The race to automate the delivery of networking services is clearly on as the service provider industry heads into 2019. A new survey of 130 service providers conducted by the research firm Futorium suggests that the primary driver of those...

/ December 20, 2018