Enterprises are still moving workloads to the cloud, and cloud providers are still profiting handsomely. But managed services providers are missing out on this high-growth, high-margin opportunity.
Originally, this market was impossible for smaller providers to penetrate, because it was just too difficult to build and deliver public cloud services. Over the past several years, however, there has been a lot of progress. Open source software has revolutionized the way companies think about applications and services. Hardware has become more commoditized and disaggregated. And the network is much more fluid.
The sheer amount of services that the hyperscalers offer has posed another roadblock. Amazon Web Services alone has a portfolio of hundreds of services. It can be terrifying to even think about competing against that. But the truth of the matter is, most of Amazon’s revenue comes from four basic services: compute, block storage, object storage and database.
It’s not as daunting as it once was for MSPs to build these clouds and compete in the market.
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That said, it’s still pretty hard.
Engineers are scarce and expensive.
Open source software is difficult to manage, and proprietary vendor offerings are too costly.
Reselling public cloud has no margins, and it’s not easy to scale high-margin services.
This is where Platina Systems comes in. We offer the fastest, most cost-effective, easy-to-operate platform for building revenue-generating cloud services. Use our software to transform your cheap, versatile commodity hardware into a fully functional cloud ready to serve your customers, complete with:
- software-defined object, block and file storage;
- Kubernetes container orchestration;
- bare metal services; and
- operator services.
With Platina, you won’t waste your time setting up and maintaining platform infrastructure or doing other plumbing tasks that have no direct return on investment. Instead, you’ll spend your time above the water line, building and selling cloud services that actually add value for your customers.
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Platina Command Center (PCC) is an easy-to-use, turnkey solution that enables orchestration of computing infrastructure within a single private portal, from discovery and provisioning to monitoring and remediation.
And PCC does all this by using the leading open source infrastructure management technologies — including Ceph for storage, HAProxy for load balancing and Kubernetes for container orchestration — found in most public cloud platforms. By following best practices to handle the installation, configuration and deployment of these common open source packages, PCC makes it quick and easy to use these tools in a predictable and repeatable manner, reducing time, complexity and expense.
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