Channel's Cloud Reach: From Migration to Troubleshooting

By Dennis McCafferty

Interest among IT channel companies in cloud products and services continues to soar, as nine of 10 companies are now taking part in some kind of cloud computing. A significant share of those companies say they're at the "full production" stage of cloud adoption and that the cloud is transforming IT, according to recent survey research from CompTIA. The "Fifth Annual Trends in Cloud Computing" report reveals how the channel is expanding services to accommodate the demand. The findings reveal a great deal of interest among customers for consulting and migration services, for example, as well as dashboards and help with managing multi-cloud environments. It's also telling that many organizations are now making secondary cloud migrations, as 44 percent said they've moved either infrastructure or applications from one public cloud to another. And one-quarter has moved these from a public cloud to a private one. In addition, a large percentage of companies are hiring personnel specifically to boost cloud capabilities. An estimated 400 professionals from IT channel firms and an additional 400 IT and business decision-makers from end-user companies took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2014-11-14