This year was a bit special because of the joint event with Microsoft Ready. Thanks to that, over 21.000 Microsoft employees were also in Las Vegas, able to visit the MS Inspire show floor and attend the various celebrations. This had several positive and negative effects on the show.
The MSP and CSP world is getting bigger, every day. The market is growing; Microsoft estimates that Cloud Provider Managed Services will surpass USD 43 Billion next year. Who doesn’t want a piece of that pie?
Yes, the pie is big, but you’re not the only one at the table, and at the end, keeping cloud customers or winning a new one is harder than ever.
Tags: Office 365 monitoring, office 365 performance, End user Experience, APM, application performance monitoring, DEM, Office 365, Cloud, hybrid cloud, Office 365 Hybrid, Service Delivery, MS Inspire, MSP
Like most of the IT, the MSP business has been profoundly changed by the cloud era. MSP were mostly in charge of the run & maintain of clients infrastructure delivering applications to end-users. But now that a lot of these infrastructure moved to a PaaS, IaaS or SaaS model, the role of the MSP has become less strategic for many of their client.
Organizations migrating to Microsoft Office 365 face both an opportunity and a threat. Once an MSP’s customer is on Office 365, what happens next? MSPs want to keep the relationship they developed before and during the migration by helping to transform the organization’s infrastructure, making it more reliable and cost efficient. Here, I’ll share how to continue to generate value after the migration with proactive monitoring.
The wave of migration to Microsoft Office 365 has progressed aggressively, supported by the active partner ecosystem. There have been numerous advantages to moving to Office 365. Organizations with complex messaging and collaboration infrastructures have also made the move to cloud, and have been successful in implementation due to strong technical expertise from Microsoft and Service providers.
GSX Solutions is exited to attend MSPWorld this week in Orlando. MSPWorld is the oldest Managed Service Provider event in the IT Channel, which was created, directed and delivered by MSPs for the purposes of providing the best of breed content to their peers.
Today, I am speaking with Jean-Francois "Jeff" Piot, vice president of product management with GSX Solutions.
Traditionally, managed IT service providers have been great at providing infrastructure-oriented services, and there are many existing infrastructure management tools that have enabled MSPs to provide customers with a good ROI at the system level. Yet, competition in the IT services market is fierce, and MSPs need to be able to differentiate their offerings to remain in the game. Providing application performance management is one area where there is much opportunity for MSPs to increase margins, yet there has been a lack of affordable automated tools to achieve better ROI for their customers. With GSX Monitor & Analyzer, MSPs can provide critical new services to their customers.