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Oracle Launches Cloud MSP Program

September 20, 2016

Many companies lack the skillsets and resources required to manage cloud management and migrations. In an effort to help its partners address those gaps, Oracle has launched its Cloud Managed Service Provider Program.

The effort aims to help Oracle PartnerNetwork members offer managed services for workloads running on Oracle Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service. Through the new Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Program, OPN members will be able to buy Oracle Cloud Platform based on the needs of the customer, receive sales and go-to-market support, and promote their offerings with Oracle MSP branding.

Cloud advisory, cloud optimization, DevOps, incidence and change management, monitoring, provisioning and orchestration, and service migration are among the services provided under the new program. Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Dimension Data, Fujitsu, Hitachi Consulting, Infosys Ltd., PwC, Tata Consultancy Services, Tech Mahindra Ltd., and Wipro Ltd. are among the first to join the Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Program.

Oracle this week also unveiled the Oracle Cloud MSP Knowledge Zone. It’s a website at which Oracle partners can get more information about the company’s MSP programs.

In issuing the news about the Cloud Managed Service Provider Program launch, Oracle highlighted a 451 Research report, which suggests that cloud service providers’ managed services, which represented $17 billion in 2014, will grow to $43 billion in 2018.

CompTIA recently published an MSP study as well. The study is based on a survey of 400 U.S. MSPs and suggests that these companies are confident in their businesses, with two-thirds of those surveyed saying they are skilled experts in their field. Meanwhile, three in 10 of the MSPs surveyed said their services business was their leading revenue generator in the past year. And half of them expect high revenue growth in the next two years. 

Edited by Alicia Young

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