Cloud services broker Cloud Sherpas has built its business to the point at which it now is being recognized by some of the key cloud services providers it works with. Most recently, the company was recognized as one of the most 10 significant Salesforce.com (CRM) implementation services, showing not only a dedication to its business model also but clear success in what is a rapidly growing space.
There are several ways for a channel partner to capitalize on the cloud computing market, but the one that currently seems to be getting the most interest is the cloud services broker model. According to some estimates, the global cloud brokerage market will grow to a whopping $10.5 billion in 2018 from a current estimated value (for 2013) of $1.57 billion (read more here on Talkin' Cloud).
The Cloud Sherpas recognition came about due to a Forrester Research report that profiled several providers that have built lines of business around Salesforce.com.
According to the report, "Cloud Sherpas is a newer name to the Salesforce.com ecosystem, having rapidly expanded from its original roots as a leading Google partner to build a Salesforce.com practice through aggressive acquisition of Salesforce.com partners such as GlobalOne, CloudTrigger and Innoveer. Cloud Sherpas has a strong Salesforce.com practice, especially in financial services. ... Cloud Sherpas heavily leverages assets based on its existing processes and industry expertise to drive faster, lower risk implementations."
That might be something for others in the cloud services broker space who are looking to continue to grow and expand their business, whether it's in partnership with Salesforce.com or other cloud services vendors.
The space is going to continue to grow, and those who can find the magic formula for success are going to be the big winners.