Itopia has announced the IT channel's first end-to-end cloud services automation platform equipped to deliver Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) on any cloud infrastructure. Available exclusively to channel partners in the U.S., itopia's new Cielo® Suite accelerates the adoption of cloud services by simplifying and monetizing the discovery, migration, delivery and ongoing management of WaaS to businesses of all sizes.
"Being able to deliver a consistent, secure and reliable computing experience across any device at any time is a service promise few channel partners have been able deliver on until now," said Scott Markley, senior vice president of sales, itopia. "Our new user friendly Cielo Suite gives channel partners the flexibility and control to move their clients' on premises applications, infrastructure and workspaces to whatever cloud infrastructure they choose — whether it's public, private or a combination of the two. Tailor-made for service providers, the Cielo Suite is the only true end-to-end WaaS solution on the market."
Use cases from itopia's growing partner base demonstrate the Cielo Suite performing 10x faster and costing 10x less than alternative WaaS offerings that compete directly against channel partners and cost thousands of dollars to deploy and maintain. Adding to the excitement around WaaS, market research firm IDC forecasts demand for hosted WaaS will continue to grow from an estimated $466 million in 2014 to $4.7 billion in 2020*, representing a five-year CAGR of nearly 60 percent and indicating a major transformation in business computing and business transformation.
Cielo Suite Accelerates Time to Market and Maximizes Profit Potential for Channel Partners
Leaving no channel partner behind, MSPs and IT service providers who do not own or operate a data center or Network Operations Center (NOC) can also take full advantage of the new itopia Cielo Suite and complementary support services. Additionally, channel partners can easily private label and quickly customize the innovative WaaS platform to fit the business needs of their customers.
Itopia's Cielo Suite is aggressively priced to disrupt the market and simplify time to value by making WaaS a profitable, easy-to-manage, turn-key service. Upon purchasing the platform, channel partners receive a dedicated channel account manager, application installation and certification services, in-depth sales and support training, white-label marketing collateral, 24x7x365 help desk, Tier 2, 3 and 4 support, managed backup/file recovery, access to a branded login portal and much more. To ensure zero sales conflict, itopia remains the only WaaS player 100% committed to selling exclusively to and through the IT channel.
"Itopia is a channel first company dedicated to offering data center providers, MSPs and IT service providers the simplest, most cost-effective way to migrate legacy on-premises desktop, application and IT infrastructure in the cloud — any cloud — and manage them with ease," said Jonathan Lieberman, Co-Founder and CEO, itopia. "Together with our channel partners we are using the Cielo Suite to change how and where business gets done. Workspace-as-a-Service is the future of successful and agile business and an exploding business segment for the IT channel."
*Source: IDC Worldwide Workspace-as-a-Service 2014-2018 Forecast, doc #250048, July 2014.
This article was originally posted “Itopia Releases Cloud Management Platform” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.