Level Platforms Looks to Asia
Level Platforms is looking to expand in Asia, where it is building relationships with master MSP partners. Peter Sandiford, Level Platforms’ chief executive officer, called Asia the “next really great market for managed services.” Here’s why.
Sandiford said Australia and New Zealand are already fairly well developed, nearly in parallel with the North American market, but added that the rest of Asia is wide open.
Sandiford said Level Platforms has been working with a master MSP based in Singapore. India is another area of activity. Sandiford said an announcement regarding Level Platforms’ work in India is pending. He noted that Level Platforms’ partnering approach contrast with competitors that open local offices — a potential reference to recent international moves by Kaseya and N-able, among others.
Level Platforms will focus on its SaaS hosted product in emerging Asian markets. The company offers its remote monitoring and management software, Managed Workplace, as both an on-premise and hosted solution.
The next major product release, Managed Workplace 2010, is approaching, as the software is now entering release candidate phase, according to Sandiford.
(Editor’s note: In many cases, MSPmentor believes the Australia and New Zealand markets are wide open as well, with certain towns and cities still presenting emerging opportunities for a range of VARs moving into managed services.)