CA partners adapt to deliver cloud-based services

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CA partners adapt to deliver cloud-based services

Billy MacInnes

Large numbers of CA partners are set to adapt their business models to provide cloud-based services for data protection and managed services for backup and data management - and nearly a third have already moved to a cloud model.

A survey of 965 CA channel partners in EMEA has revealed 68% thought data protection through the cloud offered them an opportunity for growth and nearly 60% expected to be using the cloud to provide managed services.

As many as 70% believed there would be an increase in spending on virtualisation management and 60% thought cloud computing would investment would also rise.

Commenting on the survey results, CA vice president for data management CSU for EMEA and Asia Pacific Chris Ross said they showed that partners were "transforming their businesses to take advantage of the demand for cloud-based services".

Investment in data management, including backup and high availability solutions is all on the rise, according to the survey with 43% expecting an increase in spending on data management solutions this year. Only 5% believed spending levels would be below last year while 52% said they would remain the same and 43% predicted an increase.

SMEs are also starting to focus on the high availability of their data and applications according to CA partners. Just under two-thirds believed this was down to the technology becoming more cost-effective and 63% said SMEs were developing a better understanding of the financial impact of service outages.

Commenting on the survey results, CA vice president for data management CSU for EMEA and Asia Pacific Chris Ross said they showed that partners were "transforming their businesses to take advantage of the demand for cloud-based services".

Investment in data management, including backup and high availability solutions is all on the rise, according to the survey with 43% expecting an increase in spending on data management solutions this year. Only 5% believed spending levels would be below last year while 52% said they would remain the same and 43% predicted an increase.

SMEs are also starting to focus on the high availability of their data and applications according to CA partners. Just under two-thirds believed this was down to the technology becoming more cost-effective and 63% said SMEs were developing a better understanding of the financial impact of service outages.


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