Survey IDs Biggest Opportunities for MSPs in 2016

PRESS RELEASE — SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwired – Dec 16, 2015) –  As Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Value Added Resellers (VARs) move their customers to the cloud, they’re finding higher profit margins for servers, storage and networks and launching a variety of services which had been beyond their abilities before the cloud. ProfitBricks, the leading provider of painless cloud infrastructure, announced today the results of a survey the company conducted at IT Nation in November 2015, which predicted that high availability, disaster recovery and recurring revenue will be the top opportunities for MSPs in 2016.

For this survey, channel leaders were asked how they see the cloud transforming their channel business in 2016. More than 17% of MSPs surveyed for this study reported “high availability” as being the most important opportunity when it comes to cloud computing in the coming year. By ensuring applications will always be available despite any application or server level failure, their customers can continue business as usual without interruption. Similarly, disaster recovery was cited by 15% of MSPs as being the most important cloud computing consideration in 2016, followed by recurring revenue at 14% as one of the biggest advantages.

“The results of this survey confirmed what we’ve been seeing emerge for some time now,” commented Achim Weiss, CEO and co-founder of ProfitBricks. “The channel is moving to the cloud at an unprecedented rate, and MSPs now have the unique opportunity to increase revenue and effectiveness if they offer services that only the cloud enables them to do. It’s clear that 2016 will be a year where the channel embraces the opportunities that cloud computing presents for augmenting their offerings and increasing business value.”

This survey was conducted by ProfitBricks in written form, with a sample size of 2,000 MSPs over the course of a three-day period. Participants were selected as they visited ProfitBricks’ booth at IT Nation.

To continue this discussion, The 2112 Group’s Larry Walsh will be joining ProfitBricks on January 20, 2016 for a webinar on how MSPs can make the most of cloud infrastructure opportunities and profit from the cloud transition. To register for this webinar, please visit

To learn more about ProfitBricks’ survey results, please download the report here:

About ProfitBricks

ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and the best price/performance value available. ProfitBricks was named one of the coolest cloud providers of 2015 by CRN and was also the recipient of two CODiE awards and a Frost & Sullivan Cloud innovation award for 2014. With offices in Berlin, Germany, San Antonio, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts, ProfitBricks can be found online at:

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