CRN Editors Identify Cloud Providers and Technology Vendors with Robust Cloud Programs for IT Channel
BOSTON – Oct. 20, 2014 – Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, has been named to the inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide, a list of the leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs designed to benefit members of the indirect IT channel and their cloud initiatives. This guide offers solution providers a valuable resource for locating and exploring the IT industry’s top cloud technologies, programs and offerings, and a way to connect with the organizations making these cloud technologies and partner programs available specifically through the IT channel.
“Cloud computing is a game-changing technology, and it’s imperative that the IT channel be able to quickly identify those organizations most deeply committed to helping solution providers grow their cloud-related revenue,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “Each cloud provider and vendor noted by the CRN editors has been chosen based on its robust cloud partner program, as well as the unique and enthusiastic ways in which it has embraced the channel as a go-to-market strategy.”
In April, Continuum launched Continuum Cloud Console (C3), simplifying the IT cloud revolution for its partners and allowing them to remain competitive and take advantage of new recurring revenue opportunities. The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) management platform allows MSPs to easily create, manage and monitor virtual servers on behalf of their small-and-medium-sized business (SMB) clients. Continuum’s pay-as-you-grow business model allows scaling IT services without committing to long-term contracts and reserving in-house staff for initiatives that increase growth and profitability.
“The cloud is a disruptive element to the traditional IT services industry, and Continuum’s C3 is allowing MSPs to leverage public cloud resources and pricing with a console built specifically for the channel, helping to stabilize the future of MSP businesses with a new recurring revenue stream,” said Mark Zahar, VP, Channel Sales at Continuum. “CRN’s Cloud Partner Program Guide will be helpful in identifying vendors committed to embracing cloud technology and those best positioned to help the channel capitalize on this opportunity.”
As part of Continuum’s partner program, the company offers specialized technical training, both face to face and online, demo programs with trials, partner branding assistance, demand generation assistance and partner events including Navigate 2015, Continuum’s user conference taking place on Sunday, September 27 – Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas.
For more information on how Continuum is helping channel partners succeed in this new cloud landscape, view Continuum MSPtv Episode 30, “How Your MSP Business Can Leverage the Cloud to Target SMB Clients,” at: http://blog.continuum.net/how-your-msp-business-can-leverage-the-cloud-to-target-smb-clients-msptv-episode-30.
For more information on Continuum’s C3, visit: http://www.continuum.net/solutions/rmm-software/iaas-cloud-console.
The Cloud Partner Program Guide is featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com. By combining tools like the new Cloud Partner Program Guide with conferences like The Channel Company’s upcoming NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, solution providers have access to the most relevant and up-to-date information available to advance their cloud strategies and solutions.
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