Migrating to the cloud is a critical component of digital transformation, and cloud servers and infrastructure services are exploding. According to Gartner, global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market grew 37.3% in 2019, and the combined IaaS and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) segment likewise grew 42.3%.
Business are actively looking for cloud solutions, including servers to host their IT environments. More importantly, however, is that when it comes to cloud servers and their associated costs, businesses are especially on the hunt for affordability and predictability. As a value-added cloud solutions partner with more than two decades of hosting experience, Sherweb is well-positioned to offer services that deliver on this front.
The perfect MSP solution for cloud infrastructure
Performance Cloud powered by VMware is Sherweb’s proprietary IaaS platform. Using familiar, industry-leading virtualization from VMware, Performance Cloud offers high-performance infrastructure services that make it easy for managed service providers (MSPs) and SMBs to set up, deploy and manage cloud servers. Affordable, fixed-rate pricing plans make Performance Cloud incredibly cost effective compared with other major cloud providers. Complete with a 99.999% SLA and expert technical support from Sherweb, Performance Cloud powered by VMware is a great option for anyone looking for fixed-cost cloud solutions that are simplistic and reliable but still powerful enough to handle any workload.
Sherweb built Performance Cloud powered by VMware based on partner feedback. It was designed to address major pain points SMBs experience with other cloud providers, and give partners that sell cloud servers another opportunity to build recurring revenue and diversify their portfolio.
Pain points addressed by Performance Cloud include:
- Unpredictable costs and fluctuating pricing structures Performance Cloud powered by VMware is a fixed-cost cloud solution
- Inability to source cloud solutions suited to SMBs, comparable to Azure, AWS and Google Performance Cloud was designed as a competitive option for SMB organizations
- Lack of support or guidance from cloud providers Sherweb offers 24/7 support in addition to a team of solution architects and infrastructure experts
- Narrow reseller margins Performance Cloud provides MSPs with a profitable offering with opportunities to upsell, cross-sell and grow their cloud business
Why MSPs use Performance Cloud powered by VMware
Performance Cloud powered by VMware has a few crucial benefits that set it apart from the competition. The foremost of these include predictable pricing, simplicity and reliability.
No one likes unexpected costs, and working around unpredictable pricing is a major reason clients shop around for other cloud providers. At the same time, however, a majority of plans offered by the top providers are complex, and their cost structures are difficult to calculate. Performance Cloud’s fixed-rate plans easily circumvent these issues.
With all-inclusive features billed on a monthly basis, Performance Cloud makes both financial and resource planning (determining how much compute capacity customers require, for example) way less complicated. For MSPs with cost-conscious clients, Performance Cloud’s fixed pricing is therefore an attractive option versus pay-as-you-go (PAYG) models available from competitors such as Azure, AWS or Google.
Setting up and managing cloud servers can be time-consuming with too many options. Performance Cloud powered by VMware offers a flexible pool of resources accessible from a single console: the VMware Cloud Director. With total visibility and control over your environment, optimizing and deploying VMs is way less of a headache.
Shifting workloads to Performance Cloud is also user friendly. Whether you’re migrating a server, a database, a network or applications, Sherweb’s architects are there to ensure the project runs smoothly. Performance Cloud powered by VMware is also equipped to handle CSP transfers, on-premises to cloud migrations and any workloads previously hosted on the original version of Performance Cloud (Hyper-V).
Businesses shouldn’t have to sacrifice performance, reliability or security for affordability or vice versa. Performance Cloud makes this a non-issue as well; its servers can support even the heaviest of workloads at high speeds with effective provisioning, maintaining the highest industry standards for security.
Hosted in datacenters in the US and Canada, Performance Cloud and Sherweb’s 99.999% SLA offers maximum uptime. In case of an outage or a worst-case scenario, Performance Cloud also has integrated protection and disaster recovery management available via Veeam Cloud Connect.
Diversify your offering with fixed-cost cloud solutions built for SMBs
Considering its affordability, performance and robust security features, Performance Cloud powered by VMware is a profitable cloud server option that suits a wide range of business needs. Its predictable fixed pricing and accessible interface contribute to its attractiveness for both providers and SMBs seeking simple but still powerful cloud infrastructure services.
The benefits of Performance Cloud are amplified by Sherweb’s expertise. As your dedicated partner, Sherweb can handle migrations, deployment and technical support as well as providing options for moving workloads to the cloud, deploying hybrid environments or tackling any other scenario MSP clients might be dealing with. Become a Sherweb partner to get started!