Time for Cloud Nir­vana

DQ Channels - - News - RA­JNEESH DE/ ra­jneeshd@cy­ber­me­dia.co.in

Cur­rently I am en­joy­ing the charm­ing pres­ence of beau­ti­ful senori­tas and lav­ish­ing on pael­las as I travel across ma­jor Span­ish cities like Barcelona and Madrid. True, the gen­eral mood in the coun­try is one of somber­ness es­pe­cially as it goes through the ter­ri­ble Euro­pean fi­nan­cial slow­down, but at least on the tech­nol­ogy front, things are look­ing far more up­beat.

And as is ev­i­dent in the an­nual sum­mit of a tech­nol­ogy ma­jor which I at­tended in Barcelona, much of this ex­cite­ment re­volves around cloud. This ven­dor who is get­ting big time into cloud had a ma­jor chan­nel pres­ence at the sum­mit where I have been meet­ing their part­ners from around the world. Most of them sound not just ex­cited, but are ac­tu­ally into de­ploy­ments around pri­vate or hy­brid clouds.

This set the think­ing ball rolling in mind. Are our chan­nel part­ners miss­ing out on some­thing if they are not go­ing full hog into cloud. Right now that jour­ney in In­dia is re­stricted more to the Wipros and IBMs and HCLs. But as my host (the tech­nol­ogy ven­dor) in­formed they are keen to look for more Tier 2 part­ners on cloud in In­dia. Herein, lies the op­por­tu­nity for our chan­nel part­ners who should look at strik­ing the iron while it is hot.

Nearly 70% of the cloud and vir­tu­al­iza­tion rev­enues for this ven­dor comes from SMBs; here lies the most cru­cial point that our part­ners could look at lever­ag­ing their tra­di­tional strengths amongst SMBs to de­liver more on cloud ser­vices. It is high time they stop look­ing at cloud as some­thing com­pli­cated. Rather since the SMBs are look­ing at cloud nir­vana, the chan­nel part­ners should quickly look at how to be­come guides in their paths of en­light­en­ment.

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