Insight Reaches 1 Million Managed Cloud Service Customers
Managed service provider Insight Enterprises announced it has made the cloud transition with panache, as it passes the 1 million cloud seats milestone across its various SaaS offerings.
Insight positions itself as a complete cloud service provider, in addition to its more traditional channel offerings. Thanks to multiple cloud partnerships, Insight can offer customers solutions including IBM LotusLive and Microsoft Office 365 for collaboration, Mozy for storage, Websense and LiveOffice for security and compliance and Microsoft Windows Intune for monitoring and maintenance.
“We understand that our clients have different cloud computing needs and we can deliver a wide array of IT solutions that support those needs. Our clients only need to come to one place to securely access the cloud services they need from a partner they already trust,” Mark Green, EMEA e-commerce and cloud director at Insight, said in a prepared statement.
This momentum to the 1 million mark was bolstered by Insight’s recent acquisition of Ensynch, “a leading professional services firm with multiple Microsoft Gold competencies and solutions across the complete IT stack,” according to the press release. Insight claims to employ more than 1,100 service providers across the globe.
Of course, here’s your requisite dose of reality: No fooling, 1 million managed cloud seats is an impressive statistic, and it’s always good to hear about a cloud service provider doing well. But without a solid business model, that may not translate into sustainable growth, and I’d be far more curious to hear the revenue milestones that go alongside this announcement.
But unlike most times I express that kind of skepticism, Insight is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: NSIT), which means that come the end of the fourth quarter, I may get my wish.