In January, MPN posted a blog outlining the 7 Partner Opportunities for 2017. Two of the seven opportunities predict Managed Services as the key generator of revenue for Partners in 2017 and years to come due to its stable, recurring business model:
"Managed services is projected to be a $43B market by CY2018, growing at a rate 60% faster than the growth in infrastructure only services (according to 451 research)."
Therefore, we are excited to announce the new Managed Services Provider (MSP) Hub. Whether you are simply curious about what MSP is all about, or actively looking to take the next step in your journey, the MSP Hub is a one-stop guide to researching, building, and growing a managed services provider offering. Discover today how MSP Hub can help MS Partners make the right decisions for their cloud business strategy.
Managed Services is a great way to build recurring revenue with a very healthy net margin! It also drive thes EV (Enterprise Valuation)! There are several things to consider in order to make it successful but one key thing is to take out manual labor and to automate so that you can grow your revenue without adding much to your cost base.
The switch to a MSP/Reoccuring model can be a daunting one. We recently profied Attunix with a video and a blog post so others can see real stories of partners who are making this change themselves. http://blog.bittitan.com/video-case-study-transforming-an-si-into-a-modern-msp/
Thanks for sharing this blog and the content. Great content by the way and very helpful. Open Line is delivering managed services for approximately 15 years now. Starting with datacenter services and shifting towards private cloud, now embracing the hybrid cloud.
Even for a experienced managed services provider there are tremendous opportunities for leveraging existing services in combination with Microsoft cloud services (e.g. Azure and Azure Stack).
Let's do it!
And, if you need a little push to think about this across the Microsoft stack, check out the Microsoft Cloud Profitability Scenarios overview:
It's a great breakdown to see how you can view each product/solution in the form of a managed service.
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