Cloud Services Depot Claims Game-Changing Portal Update

Can an updated reseller portal really make a difference? It can according to master IT services organization Cloud Services Depot, which rolled out the fourth update to its portal recently, promising real-time, on-demand cloud services available to VARs and MSPs free of charge.

"The latest version of our reseller portal represents a fundamental shift in the way cloud services are provisioned and managed by VARs and MSPs alike," Frank Hughes, CEO of Cloud Services Depot, said in a prepared statement.

According to Hughes, Cloud Services Depot does a better job of being a cloud broker because it goes beyond automated reseller registration and order management to provide these real-time, on-demand services.

The portal now lets MSPs view account and service-related data from the home page to make it easier for them to manage and update service subscriptions. Cloud Services Depot has also made it easier to launch associated application portals such as Help Desk and NOC services. And the user interface for MSPs has been simplified to make it easier to navigate and understand. Cloud resellers and MSPs will ultimately be the judges of whether the portal truly offers something that is far ahead of competitors.

That's because Cloud Services Depot is one of several companies vying to make a name in cloud aggregation services serving cloud resellers. IT distributors Ingram Micro, Tech Data and Synnex have also made inroads in this market, and vendors such as CA Technologies have launched their own cloud app marketplaces too.

Looking for more? Talkin’ Cloud is putting together its second annual Talkin Cloud 50 Survey, open to all  cloud computing companies, cloud services providers (CSPs), cloud brokers, cloud aggregators, cloud integrators, VARs and MSPs generating cloud-related revenues. Look for results in the second quarter of this year. For more information, check out the 2012 Talkin’ Cloud 50 survey here.

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