According to IDC, the Cloud market, including cloud services, hardware, and software, will grow from nearly $70 billion in 2015 to more than $141 billion in 2019. Software as a Services (SaaS) will continue to be the dominant cloud computing type, gaining more than two thirds of all public cloud spending. This isn’t very surprising as most customer demand is at the application level. Spending on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) are projected to grow at a faster rate than SaaS with five-year CAGRs of 27% and 31% respectively. This effectively means that cloud will change the fundamental nature of computing and will continue to do so through 2020.
Microsoft announced that its public cloud platform, Azure, was generating around 120,000 new customers every month. This was a certain increase over the 100,000 new customers per month the company had boasted one year previous – a clear indication that enterprise clients are finding the benefits of Azure environments and are latching onto the opportunity to optimize their IT infrastructure by deploying in the public cloud. This creates a huge opportunity for MSPs and CSPs.
NetEnrich conducted a survey of 80+ IT professionals in large and midmarket companies. A key takeaway was that Azure use is high — 46% of respondents are running at least half of their IT infrastructure and workloads on Microsoft’s cloud service — and companies are relying on channel providers to help them achieve various business and technical benefits.
Press Release: Microsoft Azure Users Lean on Channel for Support
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NetEnrich Survey Featured – We’re very pleased to announce that the NetEnrich Survey on Microsoft Azure has been published by major technology news websites and blogs. Here’s a list of the publications, and excerpts from the posts.
Despite hefty competition in the public cloud infrastructure space, Microsoft’s Azure unit realized revenue of $6.9 billion in the last quarter, and Microsoft estimates Azure compute usage more than doubling year over year, according to some reports. NetEnrich is a Microsoft Technology Partner for Azure. The firm has hundreds of partners that white label and leverage NetEnrich to support more than 1,400 end-clients, including top brands. Its partners include top distributors such as Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Westcon, Softbank (Japan), and Synnex.
Read full post: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/netenrich-survey-microsoft-azure-users-110000491.html
Microsoft Azure, the cloud platform as a service used by businesses of all sizes to provide their computing infrastructure and run important applications, is growing fast, according to a new survey from cloud services company NetEnrich. In its survey of more than 80 IT professionals who work for large and midmarket enterprises, NetEnrich found that many companies are running at least a part of their computing infrastructure on Azure. They also report that they’re increasingly relying on Azure to support mission-critical solutions. Those companies have found Azure provides cost savings and business-continuity features that are invaluable for their operations.
Read full post: http://www.eweek.com/cloud/slideshows/how-managed-service-providers-are-driving-microsoft-azure-adoption.html
Microsoft Azure customers are “very likely” to work with an MSP over the next year, data released this week by master MSP NetEnrich finds. Many survey respondents cited channel companies as key to their use of and success with Microsoft Azure. Sixty-seven percent said they were “very likely” to engage a Managed Services Provider (MSP) in the next year to migrate to Azure or to manage their cloud and/or on-premises environment.
Read full post: http://www.channelnomics.com/channelnomics-us/news/3004803/microsoft-azure-customers-very-likely-to-hire-an-msp-survey
The biggest perceived benefits of Azure were a reduction in total cost of ownership, on-demand availability and business continuity, according to 47% of respondents. Despite leaning on MSPs, almost two thirds (64%) said they plan to purchase tools in the coming year to help with Azure migration and management. “Microsoft Azure is clearly growing its position in the public cloud market as companies of all sizes look to modernize infrastructure, deploy new services quickly and reduce costs,” said NetEnrich senior VP Justin Crotty.
Read full post: http://www.cloudcomputing-news.net/news/2017/feb/17/azure-usage-continues-grow-organisations-need-channel-help-succeed/
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The NetEnrich survey found that the biggest benefits from getting MSP assistance are security, backup, and disaster-recovery planning, followed by the discovery and inventory of IT resources. The biggest challenges that Azure adopters face, according the study, are data security and privacy, and budget limits.
Read full post: http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/news/2017/02/microsoft-azure-adoption-relies-on-channel-msps.aspx
A NetEnrich survey of IT professionals in large and medium-size businesses highlights that 62 percent of respondents use the cloud service in some ways. Microsoft Azure is growing, registering revenue of $6.9 billion last quarter. “Microsoft Azure is clearly growing its position in the public cloud market as companies of all sizes look to modernize infrastructure, deploy new services quickly and reduce costs,” said, Justin Crotty, Senior VP and GM for Channel Sales and Marketing at NetEnrich.
“We are hearing this from our channel partners all the time. Their customers are moving aggressively to public cloud and they need support from partners to migrate and manage workloads and applications. We’re able to help distributors, resellers and MSPs by getting them trained on best practices for setting up, monitoring and managing Azure instances,” added Crotty.
Read full post: http://www.channeltimes.com/story/microsoft-cloud-offerings-adoption-is-dependent-on-channel-partners-study/
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Other key findings from the NetEnrich 2017 Microsoft Azure Survey include:
- 62% of respondents operate a multi-cloud environment including Azure
- 47% of respondents say the top expected benefits of using Azure are reduction in TCO, on-demand availability, business continuity and geo replication
- 35% of respondents say the greatest benefit of using Azure 1-2 years from now is cost savings, so IT can dedicate more time to business projects
- 30% of respondents say the greatest challenge with Azure adoption is data security and privacy concerns; the second biggest challenge (28%) is budgetary constraints
- 64% of respondents said they plan to purchase tools in the next year to help with Azure migration and management; 57% said they plan to purchase cloud analysis and optimization tools; 56% will buy cloud monitoring tools
- 37% of respondents said the most important use of Azure in the next year would be to support development and test environments; 35% said the most important use would be to support data center or database modernization
- 72% of respondents said that third-party tools and services either had “already paid off” or will occur in terms of achieving a fast ROI on Azure
- 79% of respondents said the interconnect of Azure with other Microsoft products such as Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility Suite is “extremely important”
Read full post: http://www.readitquik.com/news/elastic-computing/microsoft-azure-users-lean-on-channel-for-support/
IT Best of Breed
Azure use is climbing and businesses are relying on channel partners to help them squeeze out the various business and technical benefits that Microsoft’s cloud service can deliver, according to an online survey by Microsoft partner NetEnrich.
“Microsoft is leveraging its partner ecosystem quite heavily in the cloud,” better than two other public cloud giants, Amazon Web Services and Google, said Chris Joseph, vice president of product management and marketing at NetEnrich, based in San Jose, Calif. “We are seeing some of the fruits of those investments.” Joseph defended Microsoft’s efforts to improve Azure’s security, saying the vendor has done a “very good job.” Rather, he points to a continued belief among businesses about the security of public cloud.
“They probably still feel the public cloud is not quite there,” he said.
Read full post: http://www.itbestofbreed.com/article/best-sales/businesses-turn-channel-cloud-help-amid-growing-azure-use?itc=refresh
Among other findings from the NetEnrich survey are that 62 percent of respondents operate a multi-cloud environment including Azure. 30 percent say the greatest challenge with Azure adoption is data security and privacy concerns, the second biggest challenge (28 percent) is budgetary constraints.
A majority (64 percent) say they plan to purchase tools in the next year to help with Azure migration and management. In addition, 57 percent say they plan to purchase cloud analysis and optimization tools and 56 percent will buy cloud monitoring tools.
The ability to interconnect Azure with other Microsoft products such as Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility Suite is extremely important for 79 percent of respondents.
Read full post: https://betanews.com/2017/02/17/azure-managed-service-providers/