The shift to the public cloud in the UK presents a lucrative opportunity for the channel. For many channel partners, their skills and differentiation lies in the service and support they provide customers, with Cloud Compute they can leave the infrastructure bit to Gamma, while they focus on what they do best; delivering a stand-out customer experience.
Partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Gamma Cloud Compute is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering. Based on virtual servers from which organisations can run their normal business applications, Cloud Compute provides a direct alternative to the traditional on-premise or data centre hosted servers and are accompanied by appropriate storage, security, and networking facilities. This means there is no need for the customer to own, manage or maintain any of the underlying hardware, they can simply manage their applications without needing the skills or resources to support them.
Product Manager Steve Ashley-Brian commented: “We already knew that many of our traditional voice channel partners were keen to add high margin cloud infrastructure services into their portfolio but were put-off by the complexity involved. So what we’ve done is to develop our existing portal to simply the whole quoting and provisioning process, making Amazon Web Services easier to quote, order and provision. Our free training and accreditation process has already seen a number of partners successfully gain access to the service.”