Here at Ingram Micro Cloud, we work hard to facilitate the needs of cloud solution providers, by delivering the products and tools you need to keep your customers happy and grow your business. That’s why we’re proud to announce the launch of our latest product: Odin Automation Essentials, a comprehensive, on-premise, self-branded service automation platform.
The Challenge: A Growing Market with Barriers to Entry
The SMB cloud service market is growing faster than ever, with SMBs consuming on average nine services per SMB and total market predicted to reach almost $159 billion by 2018. One of the biggest revenue opportunities in this market comes from being a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), with Microsoft reporting that close to 1 million new seats of Office 365 are being consumed every quarter. Yet becoming a Microsoft CSP is easier said than done. In order to tap into to this rapidly growing market, you need to become 1-Tier CSP Provider with the following capabilities in place or a plan to put them in place:
- Technical support
- Value-added services
- Ability to scale
Technical support infrastructure and value-added services shouldn’t be a problem for a modern service provider. On the other hand, automation, billing and the ability to scale are not easily, quickly and affordably developed or achieved in-house.
The Solution: A Cloud Services Platform that Makes Becoming a Microsoft 1-Tier CSP Easy
To address the automation, billing and scalability requirements of 1-Tier CSPs, Ingram Micro Cloud has released Odin Automation Essentials in thirteen countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Odin Automation Essentials is a self-hosted, self-managed, cloud services automation solution that helps 1-Tier CSP’s efficiently provision, manage, and sell both syndicated cloud and self-hosted services through a single platform. With an online store and integrated billing, providers can start selling Microsoft CSP services, domain registration, and their own managed services in no time, with ease.
Odin Automation Essentials Benefits
- Tailor the look and feel of your marketplace to help attract and retain loyal customers for life.
- Confidently sell the leading cloud solutions globally with CSP services preconfigured and ready to sell.
- Run and manage your unique business according to your own requirements with an on-premise, self-managed platform.
- Offer user-friendly e-billing and payment experiences that run on auto-pilot and streamline accounting.
- Minimize IT demands and development costs to meet new and existing customer demands.
With near future releases, cloud providers will be able to quickly add Microsoft Azure to their cloud catalog. In addition, they will be able to add a full range of hosting services like shared hosting, VPS hosting and SSL certificates. Odin Automation Essentials provides the ability to buy leading cloud services through a comprehensive, scalable and easy to use platform so you can quickly grow and scale your business. Odin Automation Essentials automates the work previously done by hiring developers, system managers, and e-commerce and billing specialists. Through automation, you’ll now be able to achieve more with less by focusing your limited bandwidth and resources on customer service, marketing, and business development rather than building and maintaining a costly infrastructure. There’s no easier way to accelerate your cloud business with Microsoft and more. To learn more, please visit: https://www.cloudblue.com/odin/