MSP Today Expert Feature
January 14, 2013

Zenith to Host Seminar Series to Aid MSPs Transitioning to Cloud Services

A new seminar series specifically designed to support managed service providers (MSP) transitioning to the cloud has been announced by Zenith Infotech Ltd.

The firm is hosting the "MSP to CSP (News - Alert): A Practical Roadmap" series to provide MSPs with knowledge about the cloud market.

The series is geared toward giving MSPs information on providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) along with managed hosting services. Zenith has developed more than 50 seminars which will take place throughout the U.S. in the first quarter of 2013, in two formats to meet the needs of a variety of participants.

The "MSP to CSP" series is designed to help MSPs launch their cloud offerings quickly and effectively. The goal is to aid them in earning rapid income by owning and hosting the infrastructure required to offer iSCSI storage and virtual servers and desktops for their clients.

MSPs will gain a better understanding of the needs and preferences of SMBs driving their cloud adoption through the series, and will learn how they can meet those needs by becoming a CSP. Zenith's TigerCloud virtual infrastructure solution will be featured, with Zenith's experts explaining how the offering provides virtualization controls, high-performance iSCSI storage and integrated business continuity.

According to Zenith, these are essential tools that can help MSPs in their transition to a CSP business model.

Zenith is in the business of partnering with IT service providers of all types serving the small- to medium-sized business market. The company offers educational, sales and marketing and technical support, and specializes in IT solutions for virtual infrastructures, data storage and backup and disaster recovery services.

"The cloud provides tremendous opportunities for MSPs serving small to medium businesses," said Maurice Saluan (News - Alert), snore vice president of sales for Zenith. "SMBs are adopting cloud services at a tremendous rate, and they want to turn to trusted service providers who understand their needs and will tailor services for them. If MSPs aren't prepared to become CSPs, these companies will turn elsewhere."

"Many MSPs are intrigued by our new TigerCloud virtual infrastructure solution," added Saluan. "This workshop helps them to develop a workable business model for becoming a CSP or IaaS provider, and to evaluate the opportunities that the cloud presents."

Edited by Braden Becker