We had the opportunity recently to talk about the state of cloud computing in the Cloud Leaders Report for 2012, courtesy of IT Channel Insight. According to IT Channel Insight, “there have been quite a few studies which took a close look at cloud computing from a customer’s perspective, yet no one has dug deep into the minds of suppliers.”
To learn more about where the industry stands and where it’s heading, the report features interviews with people from “the companies that are shaping the industry,” including Brandon Nordquist, our VP of Product Management. Executives from several other companies participated as well, including CA Technologies, Citrix, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Rackspace, Red Hat, Salesforce, Shoretel, Symantec, and VMware.
Here’s a snippet from the report, which you’ll want to read in full:
Cloud services also offer quasi-guaranteed recurring revenue, giving you a steady income and making financial projections much easier in the process. It also creates new opportunities for the channel, as Vice President of Product Management at StorageCraft, Brandon Nordquist put it: “for resellers, this opens up a monthly service model, with predictable revenue streams, whereas previously resellers may have only been able to offer break-fix services.”