The market for managed services has grown fiercely competitive, forcing Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to seek ways to remain competitive while becoming more profitable. The hype surrounding the simplicity hyperconvergence, the integration of the compute, storage and virtualization layers of infrastructure into a single solution architecture, makes the architecture seem promising, but what more do MSPs need to know to guarantee success?
Scale Computing has a decade-long track record of innovation in hyperconvergence, storage architectures, cloud-based disaster recovery, ease-of-use, and most recently, product packaging and pricing that match MSP business models. Together these innovations have given hyperconverged systems the high-availability, scalability, versatility, and affordability MSPs need to become and remain competitive while increasing profits.
This white paper, intended for CEOs and VPs of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, describes how MSPs can support more applications for more customers with less investment than is possible with traditional datacenter and other hyperconverged architectures. The content is organized into three sections followed by a brief conclusion. The first section provides context by highlighting some of the challenges confronting MSPs. The second section describes how the design of Scale Computing’s Hyperconverged Compute Cluster (HC3®) solution addresses these challenges to give MSPs a compelling and enduring competitive advantage. The third section identifies the most profitable opportunities for selling managed services and systems based on the HC3 solution.