The market to resell cloud services is hotter than ever. While you might think you can build a decent cloud business on your own, that might not be the best approach. You’d probably be better off joining forces with a trusted cloud provider. But, how do you go about choosing a reliable partner program? There are literally hundreds of them out there and they all seem to be offering the same benefits.
We’ve put together a quick guide that will help you navigate the pros and cons of each cloud partner program you come across. Once you’ve read it, you should be ready to choose the program that’s right for you!
Is the cloud partner certified for the solutions they sell?
It takes a wide variety of specialists to build and manage the infrastructure that powers cloud solutions. How does your potential cloud partner measure up? Does he have certified experts on staff? A certified expert will be more knowledgeable and stay up to date with the constantly changing world that is IT. Ask about certifications. If your provider has the right specialists on staff, you’ll know his solutions are up to date, innovative and reliable. Here are some specific questions you can ask:
- What awards and certifications do you have?
- How long have you been hosting Microsoft Exchange?
- How many customers do you have?
- Do most of your customers run small or large businesses?