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Are Rumors of Cloud Spending Slowdown Greatly Exaggerated?

Find out what cloud MSPs Unisys, Mission Cloud, Lemongrass, ClearScale have to say.

Kelly Teal

March 2, 2023

6 Slides

Wall Street analysts and investors are terrified of a cloud computing spending slowdown. After some rocky-ish three or so quarters of earnings reports from Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, you’d think the sky is falling.

Turns out, rumors of a cloud spending slowdown might be just a wee bit exaggerated. (Especially when you recall that each hyperscaler still reports around 30% quarterly growth — an unheard of figure in other industries.) With all the hype, we figured it was time for some on-the-ground channel partner perspective. So we sought out a number of cloud managed service providers. Channel Futures landed interviews with four key cloud MSPs: Unisys, Lemongrass, Mission Cloud and ClearScale.

Each of these experts has unique insight into end users and their cloud spending habits, and whether a cloud spending slowdown is really taking root. Unisys works with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Lemongrass specializes in SAP on Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and AWS. Mission Cloud and ClearScale are all-AWS practices.

In the slideshow above, MSPs dive deep into whether a cloud spending slowdown is in play. And they offer sound advice to peers for helping end users better manage their environments — a must in an era of economic belt-tightening.

Want to contact the author directly about this story? Have ideas for a follow-up article? Email Kelly Teal or connect with her on LinkedIn.

 

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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