Guest Column | January 15, 2014

Breaking Down The Barriers To Offering Cloud Services

By Casey Burns, Product Marketing Manager, Virtual and Cloud Solutions, Quantum

Cloud backup as-a-Service continues to be a hot topic for managed service providers (MSPs), as more now specialize in providing cloud services to an increasing number of customers. A recent Enterprise Strategy Group analysis of cloud indicated that 60 percent of end user respondents are either currently using cloud or are in the process of implementing a cloud strategy (Enterprise Strategy Group, Data Protection as-a-Service (DPaaS) Trends, Sept., 2013, Jason Buffington).  Backup and disaster recovery as-a-Service (BaaS and DRaaS) are faster growing market segments within the cloud space, and MSPs and their customers are quickly capitalizing on these offerings.

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