The global Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 38.22% through 2020. XaaS offers advantages to businesses across every industry seeking to harness connected digital technologies to either deliver (or consume) a seemingly infinite array of products, services, and experiences.

Defining XaaS

XaaS is the essence of cloud computing. It refers to the increasing number of services and utilities delivered through cloud, and the ability to combine these into a single virtual service.

Organisations often choose XaaS because the as-a-service model can cut costs, simplify IT deployments, and offer the streamlined technology experience they are increasingly coming to expect.


XaaS Benefits

As a service provider (SP), value-added reseller (VAR), or independent software vendor (ISV), XaaS presents a nearly limitless opportunity to embrace and monetise new revenue streams, bundling SaaS, IaaS, HwaaS, your core services, and IoT into a single offering. Ingram Micro Cloud brings it all together and makes it easy.

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Managed services

With managed services, organisations can completely outsource the responsibilities and functions of IT services to improve operations and cut expenses.


  • Start reselling category-leading products immediately without the expense of entry fees or any other costs

  • Eliminate time to for installation and configuration to deploy services faster and start reaping the benefits of SaaS more quickly

  • Offer a free trial for an easy proof of concept and discovery phase to prove the advantages of SaaS



Sell your devices and HW-as-a-service by leveraging an end-to-end commerce platform.In the Hardware-as-a-Service (HWaas) model, MSPs lease their hardware and provide the maintenance and monitoring of it.


  • Sell your devices and HW-as-a-service by leveraging an end-to-end commerce platform

  • Bundle HWaaS with managed services, while still providing the end-user one single invoice for the entire solution

  • Make spending more predictable for both channel partners and end users


IoT as a Service

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a burgeoning network of connected devices, applications and technologies within an ecosystem of partners to exchange and aggregate data and deliver services.


  • IoT investments by businesses will rise from $215 billion in 2015 to $832 billion in 2020, while consumer spending on IoT solutions will jump from $72 billion to $236 billion *

  • Monetise a subscription-based IoT solution across devices, sensors, applications, and services

  • Consolidate and access real-time data across solutions to identify trends, generate new revenue streams and make better business decisions

Source: “IDC’s Worldwide Internet of Things Taxonomy, 2015” and “Worldwide Internet of Things Forecast, 2015-2020,” IDC, May 2015