MSPs: Give customers the cloud (without letting them float away)
Today, the cloud’s perceived scale
and economics aren’t a luxury –
your customers expect both.
For MSPs, this expectation
public cloud services, such
as AWS, Azure and Google.
The MSP business model thrives when
providers add features, solutions and
expertise, while also delivering the
consumption models customers
expect in today’s hybrid world.
But according to RightScale’s “2017 State
of the Cloud Report,” public cloud adoption
is soaring – while “adoption of private
cloud is flattening across all providers.”
Here’s the thing:
enterprise CIOs and IT leaders
tell a different story.
Public clouds are very expensive,
despite their lack of
infrastructure management costs.
Deceptively low public cloud fees don’t
reflect data migration costs, egress fees
the expense of IT management of yet
another infrastructure footprint.
Public clouds can’t be customized.
While MSPs and enterprises
negotiate, public cloud services let customers
pay for what they get.
Meanwhile, object storage
clouds are revitalizing
the private cloud space.
Historically, private clouds were built with
OpenStack or CloudStack.Today’s object
storage clouds are scalable, cost-effective
and powered by commodity hardware.
For MSP customers, object storage clouds
make private cloud a strong alternative
to the public cloud and simplify data
storage, cut costs, guarantee security and
leave plenty of room for added services.
Do your customers need backup and DR
services?Are they setting up for long-term
hybrid cloud strategies? No problem.
Private cloud isn’t going anywhere.
With object storage clouds, customers
get a managed hosting experience
with the on-demand capabilities
and cost of a public cloud.