How To Leverage Public Cloud Growth for SMBs

Momentum keeps growing for DXC SLMS hosting partners looking to grow their business through the deployment of public cloud services. Particularly for small-to-midsize businesses (SMB), public cloud has shown a significant penchant for growth.

In fact, according to research firm IDC, cloud computing apps and services were present in fewer than 20 percent of SMBs five years ago, but has jumped to 75 percent today. The firm goes on to say that smaller companies are running an average of four cloud applications today, and looking ahead, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) will be among the fastest-growing segments.

Office 365, in particular, has become a main driver of growth for the SMB market. What’s more, back-office functions, data backup and payroll are all areas where SMBs are looking to the cloud for increased operational efficiencies so they can do more with less.

In 2016, Gartner expects public cloud spending to hit $204 billion, and this number should increase sharply through 2019.

To take advantage of this growth potential, service providers must find the right partners such as DXC SLMS Hosting who can offer the right resources to reach this growth potential. After all, service providers will need to leverage a few key areas to grow their hosting and services revenue:

  • Identifying and understanding the right programs for cloud services opportunities, such as Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) and Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), as well as the Citrix Service Provider program.
  • Access to software licensing specialists, available to provide ongoing business consultation and assist with renewals and compliance.
  • Readiness and enablement tools and resources to help leverage business growth opportunities, particularly in new markets.

How will you maximize public cloud opportunities for your clients? The DXC SLMS hosting team is available to help service providers grow their business by consulting on a wide range of solutions based around public, private and hybrid cloud environments. What questions do you have for us? Schedule a session today by clicking on this link. And don’t forget to join our social communities for additional conversation on Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.