Cloud Strategy | Parallels RAS Assists ISPs in Migration

Cloud Strategies Push IT Service Providers to Be at Their Best  

cloud strategyCloud strategy allows companies to grow at a rapid pace and is predicted to continue to expand in 2019. According to Gartner, worldwide public cloud revenue will grow 17.3 percent in 2019, to $206.2B, up from $175.8B in 2018. By 2022, Gartner expects that 90% of enterprise companies purchasing public cloud will do so from an integrated-as-a-service (IaaS) or platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider. 

With the migration to the cloud at the top of the IT to-do-list for businesses of all sizes, IT service providers face challenges as well as opportunities, depending on how effectively they offer services from and for the cloud. 

Challenges in Implementing a Cloud Strategy

IT service providers (SPs) face challenges when it comes to the implementation of cloud solutions. Most SPs find it difficult to link all of the cloud capabilities required to handle the volume of growing digital business initiatives. To stay competitive, organizations must solve the challenge of meeting customer demands while reducing costs. 

The problem lies in how SPs treat cloud-enabled technologies. It is necessary for SPs to stay up to date on innovations in the industry, and know how to sell services through the cloud. If they fail to innovate, they’ll be left behind. 

SPs should utilize the cloud as a hub to offer the best services to customers. However, it’s not easy. SPs need to first answer the following questions: 

Growing Competition Among IT Service Providers

SPs are under a lot of pressure as customers, competitors, suppliers, and even employees are evolving quickly, making it challenging to strive and grow in the industry. Providers must use a mix of technologies and offer differentiated services to stay ahead of the competition, hence the need for a cloud strategy. 

HpaPaaS, Serverless Computing, Multi-Cloud, and Virtual Workspace services, for example, will become more popular in the upcoming year, as organizations are looking for all-inclusive, managed solutions to reduce hardware investment in infrastructure. 

SPs have to deliver more customized, industry-specific solutions in a market where tailored-services are becoming more accessible. Differentiation will be critical to success. Avoiding one-size-fits-all solutions will ensure customer loyalty and higher profits. 

Another challenge facing SPs is the consumerization of IT with the use of mobile devices and BYOD initiatives. This increases the complexity of providing entry-points with secure access to applications, desktops, and data.  

SPs will have to find innovative solutions to protect customer assets and provide secure access, to remove weak spots in networks.  

Parallels RAS Helps IT Service Providers Make the Shift to the Cloud

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) allows service providers to offer high-margin DaaS, VDI, and SaaS services to their clients in a cost-effective manner. 

Service providers can also take advantage of CYOD/BYOD initiatives for Windows apps. Parallels RAS is designed to provide flexibility to offer cloud, hosted environment, or on-premise services to clients. 

Parallels RAS offers a scalable solution that is easy to deploy and manage, that helps reduce operating costs and provides ease of deployment to the cloud. Learn more 

 


References

Cloud Strategy | https://www.rightscale.com/products-and-services/services/develop-cloud-strategy 

 5 Questions to Answer When Building a Cloud Strategy | https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/5-questions-to-answer-when-building-a-cloud-strategy/ 

 5 Enterprise Cloud Strategy Trends for 2019 | https://www.cio.com/article/3137946/cloud-computing/6-trends-that-will-shape-cloud-computing-in-2017.html 

 The 7 Attributes of a Comprehensive Cloud Strategy | https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-7-attributes-of-a-comprehensive-cloud-strategy/ 

 14 Things You Need to Create a Winning Cloud Strategy Today | https://thinkwise.cloud/cloud-strategy/