3 Ways the Cloud Simplifies Cost Management & Consumption


As organizations across the globe seek to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and grow their bottom line, the public cloud is becoming an attractive alternative to traditional data center setups. Instead of requiring companies to invest in building expensive, state-of-the-art servers, storage, and security safeguards, they can simply rent the best infrastructure available at a fraction of the cost.

For this reason, it should come as no surprise that Gartner predicts Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to be the highest growth public cloud offering through 2020. All in, the public cloud market is expected to grow nearly $137 billion by 2020, and more than 25% of that growth will come from IaaS. Forbes thinks that estimate is too low, stating that IaaS could become a $173 billion market by 2026.

Only time will tell which prediction is more accurate, however, one thing is very clear: IaaS is poised to be the largest cloud services growth area over the next decade. That represents a massive source of revenue growth for managed service providers (MSPs) that stand ready to deliver IaaS solutions.

3 Ways Public Cloud Services Help with Cost Management & Consumption Planning

As fresh companies set their sights of aggressive growth goals, and established businesses try to gain new efficiencies though technology upgrades, managed service providers (MSPs) find themselves in a position to capitalize on this market opportunity. Here are 3 ways public cloud services can help your customers achieve their goals:


  1. On-Demand Scalability

In a volatile market, where something is a must-have one day, and goes out of fashion the next, your customers need to be prepared to strike when the iron is hot. This means they should have the infrastructure in place to process anywhere from $100 to $100,000,000 worth of purchases in a single day. By renting space in a high-end data center, by way of a trusted industry vendor like ProfitBricks, MSPs can now seamlessly add or remove customer capacity with just a few clicks.


Gartner backs this thinking, citing ease of scalability as one of the top reasons it predicts such aggressive public cloud growth over the next 3 years.


  1. Less Hassle

Building and maintaining a data center is a monumental hassle. The cost alone can easily top seven figures, and that’s before even factoring in the cost of hiring, training, and retaining the right people to keep it evergreen.

Renting services via the cloud removes that risk. Companies like ProfitBricks partner with best-in-class data center partners to deliver a state-of-the-art experience at a fraction of the cost, freeing you to get out of the business of running a data center, and back to the business of achieving internal objectives.


  1. More Stability & Power, Less Cost

Without adequate redundancy measures in place to keep clients’ networks online, you could find yourself in the difficult position of having to explain why an outage has occurred. Delivering services via the cloud ensures greater stability, security, and speaks volumes about your practice staying ahead of the curve to deliver value to your end clients.  With the right IaaS partner, ideally your organization would have access to Cloud Architects, Cloud Solution Engineers, 24/7 Support and the ability to speak to a live person without incurring any additional costs. Imagine that, a whole team to call anytime, and it is delivered as part of the service!


Test Drive ProfitBricks

If you’re thinking about delivering IaaS, shifting from another provider, or mitigating a bad hardware buying habit, there’s never been a better time to explore ProfitBricks Cloud. With Gartner, Forbes, and other research firms predicting exponential growth in this space, it’s prime time to get your offering in place. ProfitBricks is an IaaS partner MSP’s rely on to deliver the flexibility and highest performance available in the market to complement their end clients’ compute needs and opportunities.  We’re in the business of making cloud infrastructure easier to use than Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM. ProfitBricks is built for the IT channel, providing the most aggressive margins available, while making Cloud Data Center management easy. See why thousands of MSPs choose ProfitBricks over other IaaS providers.  Sign up for a free, 30-day trial today.