MSPs Talk Back: Top Cloud Partner by 2015, Office 365, AWS, Google Apps?
MSPmentor recently asked readers: “Who will be your closest cloud partner by 2015?” Could it be Amazon Web Services? Microsoft? Rackspace? Google Apps? We gathered your answers up until Monday, Oct. 7 for this report. Were we surprised by the results? Maybe just a little.
Here’s what you said about who will be your closest cloud partner by 2015:
- Microsoft Office 365: 30.26 percent
- Amazon Web Services (AWS): 26.97 percent
- Google Apps: 15.79 percent
- Rackspace: 9.21 percent
- VMware vCloud Hybrid Service: 5.92 percent
- Other: 11.84 percent (we hope not Nirvanix)
So while many have griped about Microsoft’s channel unfriendly entry into the web apps space, many have also apparently forgiven MSFT. Microsoft remains the top company MSPs say will be their closest cloud partner. Microsoft’s 30 percent is about double the percentage of Google Apps (Microsoft Office 365’s closest rival).
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