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How to augment your data center managed services line card

March 12, 2019

If you’re looking to develop or expand your data center managed services offerings, there are a few ways you can go.
 
You can build the capabilities internally, acquire them through acquisition or provide them through a subscription model with another managed services provider (MSP) who delivers the actual services to your customer.
 

Most experts would agree that building the capabilities in-house is not the best alternative—it’s more expensive, time-consuming and resource-intensive. After all, new services come with their own special requirements, compliance concerns, billing models, marketing, etc., and all these need to be identified and addressed in order for you to successfully add them to your list of capabilities. And with big data requirements putting new stresses on data centers all the time, some of the services they require can be quite complicated.

The better way to go
Rather than go it alone, we recommend joining and leveraging the resources of the  International Association of Cloud and Managed Services Providers (MSPAlliance), a support organization that focuses exclusively on emerging and established MSPs.

Since its formation in 2002, MSPAlliance has grown to include more than 30,000 cloud computing and MSP professionals worldwide. The organization offers a variety of resources to help MSPs improve and expand their services. For example, it conducts educational programs to help members find qualified and reputable MSPs to partner with. MSPAlliance also serves as a liaison, bridging the gap between vendors and MSPs so the latter can deliver the best products and solutions to their customers.

A helpful starting point
Of course, you can always seek guidance from Ingram Micro first. We can help you make the right decisions and choices when it comes to your MSP practice.
With expert resources like MSPAlliance and Ingram Micro, you’ll have the confidence of knowing you’re adding to your data center MSP line card the right way.
 
To learn more, contact our data center expert, Nicholas Vermiglio.