Which companies are the 10 best cloud services providers (CSPs) for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in North America? Cloud Spectator reviewed that question, ranks various CSPs and provides answers based on overall performance and price-performance metrics.
Of the Top 10 IaaS companies tracked in the report, channel partner commitments vary from company to company. Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Google each are making major channel partner pushes — but in slightly different ways. Here’s ChannelE2E’s spin on the situation…
Google Cloud Platform: The story is slightly different for Google, which has been focusing mostly on price-performance victories while lining up partners that understand big data analytics and artificial intelligence. At the Next 2017 conference in March, watch for Google to aggressively court Microsoft partners and customers. In fact, Google will likely position its cloud as the best option for running Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server.
IBM Cloud: IBM, meanwhile, stumbled a bit during the early innings of cloud computing. Most of the focus involved selling servers to MSPs — a strategy that didn’t gain traction and ultimately led IBM to sell its x86 server business to Lenovo. More recently, IBM has courted developers to support Blue Mix cloud efforts. While IBM cloud revenues are growing quickly, we don’t hear much about the company working with SMB channel partners.