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Why traditional IT Solution Providers need to shift to the Cloud Computing?

By s.leikuma ·
In the emerging cloud market headed for transformation this year, MSPs need to decide what they want to offer — and why. Is having an MSP cloud computing strategy a key for 2015? That strategy is maybe filled with enough risks while still the goal is providing measurable and stable gains to customers.
There’s no way to deny it: the cloud industry has reached maturity. According to Gartner, organizations will store 36% of their content in the cloud by 2016, a big jump from the meagre 7% they stored in 2011. Managed service providers (MSPs) who want to thrive into this growing business will have to decide how to align with the cloud. They’ll have to merge their customers’ needs, what kind of offering they can deliver and what kind of strategy will ensure their success. Many traditional IT Solution providers still want to keep their customers, create new revenue streams and lower costs by adding cloud services to their offerings. But how to do it? And which kind of risks you will have to meet on your way, which challenges you will need to handle – these are the questions a lot of MSPs are struggling now. Which kind of MSP are you?
Regarding the Rhonda Sherwood MSPs are divided into three categories – The Risk Taker, The Conventional and The Trailblazer.
• The risk taker is an MSP which likes to drive, to be sure that he controls and owns the infrastructure. The minus? First of all high investment and long way to return of investment. The second of all, is the huge concurrency in the already existing and running market where the big providers are placing their offerings.
• The conventional will trust the secure and very well-known cloud provider like Amazon or Microsoft to reduce the risk to minimum. The minus for The Conventional – the market is already full with the same big provider cloud resellers
• The Trailblazer is the clever and fast adapter for this emerging change. He will find a white label provider to fish out the best of all market – to win the competition, to reduce investment. He can offer a high upscale enterprise or SMEs infrastructure saving the time and investment effort by deploying his own cloud. This model provides all the flexibility you need to satisfy your customers, to make an offer to them individually and personalised. The best part of this approach is you get a market share, you increase revenue stream and you stay in this emerging cloud business!

What is your strategy for 2015/ 16?

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Cloud migration, benefits

by Priscilia A In reply to Why traditional IT Soluti ...

Over the last few years, we witnessed the huge impact that cloud technology had on the world of IT. It has become an integral part of businesses around the globe today, as the tremendous flexibility and scalability it provides are unparalleled. However, despite its rapid adoption, some businesses still shy away from migrating to and running their applications in the cloud. Most of them worried about security, scalability, etc.

Here are links for more insight on cloud migration and its benefits:

Hope this helps!

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Arguments in favour of Cloud Computing

by naresh.puro In reply to Why traditional IT Soluti ...

There are several lines of argumentative reasoning in defense of Cloud Computing, but all are consolidated on a few points:
Elasticity Demand
Cost Savings

You may check one of the simplest articles I came across on the web:

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3 Reasons you should choose Cloud based technology

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In today's world, focus on quality, efficiency, and speed to run any IT related operations is pivotal. For any IT related business one of the main challenge is employee training activities, to tackle this situation IT companies should opt for Cloud Based Training Labs which are easy to setup and cost-effective.
Here are 3 Reasons you should choose Cloud-based training over Traditional Training.

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Because Cloud is BETTER!

by muhammadali1 In reply to Why traditional IT Soluti ...

To answer your questions, we first need to evaluate the different aspects of traditional IT and the Cloud Computing.
The most important issue that IT service providers face is the reliability of the system. Most of the cloud service providers offer 99.9% uptime of your datacenter on Cloud.
Secondly, Cloud is secure, you do not have to go on and secure each and everything like you do in your own datacenters. Cloud is more secure by default.
Thirdly, cloud offer scalability and lower investment costs. You only pay for what you consume. You dont actually need to pay upfront for all the equipments. You can increase the machine sizes and capabilities with time when you see more workload coming to your datacenter.
Finally, Cloud offers you co-location backups and site recovery services which ensures that your workload never goes down even for minutes.
You can read more about the Cloud and its capabilities here:

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Why traditional IT Solution Providers need to shift to the Cloud Computing?

by arpitabiswas In reply to Why traditional IT Soluti ...

Cloud is the future and new emerging cloud-based technologies is gaining importance. Cloud saves redundant IT infrastructure cost, its fast, secure and more efficient.

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