In our last blog, we went into the details of Application Modernization for Service Providers, a service offering that we will showcase at Microsoft Inspire 2018. In this blog, we will go over another service offering, Data Center Migration for Service Providers.
The cloud is revolutionizing the world of traditional hosting service providers and their channel partners. An interesting forecast by MarketsandMarkets, states that the global Cloud Managed Services market size is estimated to grow at an expected CAGR of 14.6%, from USD 27.15 Billion in 2017 to USD 53.78 Billion by 2022. With traditional data center and infrastructure services becoming increasingly irrelevant in a cloud-first world, managed service providers with strong hardware and professional services portfolios are finding it hard to fulfill customer demands for robust cloud services. However, as the saying goes, “there is light at the end of the tunnel.” Most service providers realize the need for a strong partner ecosystem of cloud experts to help them capitalize on the cloud boom by turning their managed IT services into sustainable cloud managed services.
This partnership between cloud service providers and channel partners is the very foundation of Microsoft Inspire, the largest worldwide partner conference which registers a massive footfall of first-time and veteran attendees over five days. A singular gathering of vendors, value-added resellers, service providers, cloud experts and Microsoft employees, it is a conference dedicated to the future of cloud technology. As a Microsoft Azure Gold Partner, we too are excited about meeting our partners, clients and most of all, gaining more opportunities for building new partnerships that enable us to work and win together.
The Starting Point
NetEnrich has always had a strong portfolio of cloud and data center service offerings for enterprises. However, at Microsoft Inspire 2017, a service provider based in Europe approached us to transform their hosting business with Microsoft Azure. It set us on a new path to helping hosting providers, and their customers move to the cloud with total visibility into the costs and risks involved in the journey. Today, a year later, our partner, has significantly increased their client base with Azure data center transformation and other cloud services using native Azure services. They’ve tripled revenues, built a robust pipeline of customers and is now one of the fastest growing companies in Europe!
Who should plan for a cloud migration
Service providers starting their journey to a cloud-first future, are increasingly turning to infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to overcome their challenges with traditional data centers and drive agility, high availability, reliability and lower cost of ownership in IT. As a result, they are looking to migrate their existing data centers to the cloud.
It is also a cue for service providers to upgrade their traditional portfolios to offer IaaS migration and managed services. This change is sometimes made difficult due to the lack of technical resources, clear risk analysis, the complexity of the migration process and low visibility into application performance during their move to the cloud. However, with an experienced Azure migration partner by their side, to guide them every step of the way, these challenges can be easily tackled.
Data Center Migration to Azure offers a simple formula for service providers, independent software vendors and value-added resellers to turn their money guzzling traditional services business into an agile, profitable cloud managed services business that creates business value for the provider and their customers.
NetEnrich’s Data Migration Services to Azure Cloud
The right partner can ‘make or break’ the cloud business. Partnering with a strong cloud expert offers service providers the advantage of industry-acclaimed, agile, and outcome-based solutions to grow their Azure business. Our partners can leverage NetEnrich’s Data Center Migration services to offer their customers end-to-end industrialized, hybrid cloud management, using automation, tools and best practices and help them migrate to the cloud.
Partners can move, or lift-and-shift server instances and applications using NetEnrich migration services for Microsoft Azure. We coordinate and manage your client’s cloud migration so that you can quickly build, deploy, scale, and manage their Azure-based server instances and applications. Our key cloud migration service offerings include:
- Cloud Transformation
NetEnrich’s at MS Inspire 2018
Cloud provides the flexibility of rapid solution deployment for evolving business needs, which is critical to both the service provider and their clients. Additionally, the service provider’s IT can benefit from streamlined and consolidated management capabilities, lower cost of implementation and operations. Cloud services and service delivery models allow Service providers to deliver service-level agreements (SLAs) with much more certainty and success. It is not an exaggeration to say that everyone will be in the cloud in the near-future so now is a perfect time to get on board with cloud or go the way of the dinosaur.