As small and medium businesses (SMBs) continue to shift their workloads to the cloud, managed service providers (MSPs) can take advantage of this trend by building a cloud practice. Offering cloud-based managed services enables MSPs to better support customers moving workloads to the cloud and create new revenue streams.
Indicators for SMB cloud migration are strong. Recent research1 shows that 99% of MSP clients are using the cloud in some capacity, while 50% of MSP clients have shifted more than half of their workloads to the cloud.1 Further, 93% of MSPs expect to have at least half of client workloads in the cloud in the next three years
Delivering cloud services and providing them with strong business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) protection can present challenges, so it’s helpful to hear from other MSPs about what worked for them and to learn best practices for providing value to customers. Since MSPs are integral to our business, Datto interviewed our MSP partners to gather insights about what helped them successfully grow their business with the cloud.
No matter your cloud maturity, learning from other MSPs will help guide you in your efforts to establish a cloud practice.