The adoption and consumption of cloud computing and storage have seen exponential growth over the last decade, with a revenue forecast of a massive $832.1 billion by 2025 globally. Organisations have been moving to the cloud for years and by the end of 2022 close to 92% of enterprises will have a multi-cloud strategy in place. Agility, flexibility, scalability- the benefits of the shift to the cloud are undeniable, however the “how-to” poses a challenge for many businesses.
Hyperscalers like AWS and Microsoft Azure dominate the cloud infrastructure and services market with a combined share of 53%. Amongst the plethora of cloud providers and big brand hyperscalers, with their 4 million servers and buzzword features, it is natural to feel directionless, especially for consumers young on their cloud journey.
To make confident strides towards achieving cloud integration goals and leveraging maximum value requires an end-to-end plan of action based on personalised requirements. Support from an ecosystem of technical experts and trusted advisors along the journey is also crucial in minimizing uncertainties and risks that may occur. CMS Distribution, as a value-added distributor with an in-house team of solution architects, can provide cost-effective and tailored guidance to our resellers, supporting end-users in the best way possible.
The initial obstacle for consumers that are looking to integrate or optimise cloud, is choosing the right provider(s). The three most common considerations are:
According to recent reports, 75% of enterprises indicate cloud security as the top issue. Businesses deplore that 30% of their cloud spending goes to waste and find it 40% more affordable to employ third-party cloud platforms than to manage an in-house system. CMS’ portfolio of vendors reflects a careful selection of diverse cloud solution providers that enables aggregation of curated technologies to suit unique needs.
Adding to our Vendor Portfolio
It’s my pleasure to introduce the latest addition to CMS’ vendor portfolio: Flexiscale, an ultra-green and innovative cloud service provider based in the UK. Flexiscale specialises in a comprehensive range of cloud solutions from Hosted Desktop, Cloud Hosting, Cyber Security, Cloud Backups, Disaster Recovery to Datacentre Colocation and Edge Computing. CMS and Flexiscale hold a compatible customer database of small players, young on their digital journey.
To ensure the future growth of cloud computing it's essential to keep practises sustainable. Green cloud solutions have simpler maintenance, efficient processing, lower costs, and an overall socially conscious approach to energy utilisation in cloud computing. Flexiscale’s low-carbon cloud services perform 25% better while using 40% less energy, unlike hyper-scale data centres that place immense power demands on global energy.
Another key consideration to factor in whilst choosing the right provider is data sovereignty. Unlike on-prem data storage and management, the cloud is not bound to physical and geographical limitations, this consequently raises issues of data sovereignty and security. Flexiscale’s home-based data centres eliminate the risks of incompliance with country-specific data regulations.
This exclusive partnership with Flexiscale opens consumption-based model options for our resellers to provide to their end-users. Consumption-based solutions allow consumers to maximize the value of the budget spent since the pricing is directly related to usage levels. Consumers can scale up or shrink the capacity needed in real-time, this elasticity of cloud means businesses are not paying for resources they don’t use.
Resellers on the other hand can benefit from client retention by building a catalogue of recurring subscriptions. With assistance from the solutions team at CMS, resellers can provide the exact combinations of features that are required by end-users with differing price points.
All solutions designed by the team get signed off by an accredited technical resource, which means our resellers can quote customers confidently. Furthermore, we are also able to provide post-sales support by acting as a technical resource.
Cloud solutions and services are an important way to bring together multi-technology and multi-vendor solutions in the data, and management of the sector. They level the playing fields for businesses of all sizes by optimising infrastructure resources in ways they previously could not. CMS is thrilled to be expanding our vendor portfolio with the launch of cloud services and solutions from Flexiscale. This addition to our ever-growing and diverse portfolio also helps us provide full-stack solutions to end-users.
Learn more about Flexiscale and the partnership here.