The Cost Estimator, which addresses the problem that Azure itself makes it difficult for MSPs to easily estimate costs because it is consumption-based, joins white-labelling as recent enhancements to the Nerdio offering.
Trustwave is aggressively trying to build out partner skillsets as they move to more of an MSSP model, and try to build up their percentage of channel sales. A new online training system and partner portal are two tools in this effort.
A new study that looks at managed services business by the channel generally – not just self identified MSPs – finds quite low rates of adoption. A significant number to plan to move into security however.
There has been a six month lag between D&H signing on Cisco Meraki in the U.S. and its availability in Canada, but the company thinks their partners – many of whom haven’t been selling cloud at all – will find it worth the wait.