Abiquo and MSPexcellence Launch Cloud Accelerator Program
Abiquo, self-billed as “The Enterprise Cloud Management Company,” and channel coach organization MSPexcellence have announced a partnership to introduce a Cloud Accelerator Program designed to help MSPs and managed hosters make the leap to the cloud services provider business.
As you may imagine, Abiquo is bringing the technical aspect to the Cloud Accelerator Program, while MSPexcellence is providing the business acumen, according to the press release.
Abiquo enables its partners to deploy and manage infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) for their customers. And for smaller companies without the need for that kind of infrastructure, the MSP could host application as-a-service on top of it. Either way, the service provider gets a value-added service or several – and Abiquo gets a new partner.
MSPexcellence is co-hosting educational webinars with Abiquo to teach prospective partners about the perils and promise of the cloud. Once an MSPs signs on with Abiquo, MSPexcellence will provide sales and marketing best practices and support as well as a resource packet to help them make the transition.
I don’t think anyone needs to be told TalkinCloud’s take on a program designed to move MSPs to cloud service providers, but caveat emptor all the same. After all, the industry is still figuring out the cloud; beware anyone who says they have the cloud revenue equation on lock.