Category: Industry trends & insights Published: 11 July 2018 Author: Richard Dufty

CloudBlue was created with a clear vision: to be the world’s most reliable cloud commerce engine that connects businesses big and small to enable anything as a service with speed and scalability like none other—what we like to call hyper-scalability. We didn’t just want to accelerate your business. We wanted to revolutionize it. That’s why for over a decade, big investments and high-value partnerships were made to form CloudBlue. And at Cloud Summit, we announced our one-of-a-kind partnership with Microsoft.

One partnership, countless advantages

Ingram Micro and Microsoft have had a longstanding business relationship. And CloudBlue’s partnership with Microsoft takes that relationship to a whole new level. We know Azure is the leading enterprise-grade infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution, so having CloudBlue platform run on Azure just made sense.

Let’s look at the numbers. CloudBlue is already the most trusted and reliable cloud commerce engines, powering not only the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, but also the cloud operations for 200 of the world’s largest cloud service providers, including Sprint, CenturyLink, Cogeco, Telefonica, O2, Vodafone, América Movíl, TIM, Advania, Telstra and Cobweb, which collectively represent more than 27 million enterprise cloud subscriptions and over $1 billion in annual subscription revenue.

Microsoft Azure boasts 70+ compliance offerings, making it the largest portfolio in the industry. Azure also serves more regions than any cloud service provider and offers more comprehensive compliance coverage, including meeting General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. It’s no wonder 90% of Fortune 500 companies trust their business to Azure.

Cloud service providers using our platform are the ones who benefit the most from our joint offerings. We’ve made it possible for cloud service providers of any size and with any business model to more easily automate, aggregate and monetize their own cloud and digital services as well as those from third parties.

Since teaming up, we’ve collaborated with Microsoft to give even more cloud service providers access to this winning combination of best-of-breed technologies. We want to make sure our customers stay ahead in the cloud market, while taking a sizable piece of the predicted $1.1 trillion cloud and IoT opportunity.

Fast and Fluid

In a rapidly changing digital economy, businesses need a flexible and secure platform to sell and scale their cloud offerings. That’s why we’re proud to give you access to an ecosystem that includes more than 200 pre-vetted ISV solutions and more than 80,000 resellers around the world. This saves you from having to learn how to manage subscriptions or figure out how to integrate a whole new set of platforms.

We not only save you significant time, we also give you the option to build and scale as you grow, without having to make large investments upfront. Our joint goal is to remove the barriers to entry and scale, so you can sell cloud no matter the size of your organization.

The bottom line?

You’ll see speed like never before. CloudBlue can help decrease your time to market and increase your speed to revenue, while enabling you to scale at much higher speeds. A total win-win. We do this by enabling software-as-a-service (SaaS) transactions, delivering cloud services, and making it faster, easier and more cost-effective to offer enterprise-level anything as a service (XaaS).

So, if you’re ready to take advantage of a globally trusted network, an easily scalable product and hybrid cloud capabilities, let’s talk. Meet with CloudBlue at Microsoft Inspire to start the next great revolution. Yours.