IT news and analysis outlet CRN recently released its 2020 Solution Provider 500, a ranking of the largest solution providers by revenue in North America. The Solution Provider 500 list is made up of established and emerging vendors as ranked by CRN. Because 500 is a large number of providers to look through, CRN also offers lists of the top 25 solution providers, as well as a list of newcomers. Though the CRN Solution Provider 500 is aimed at highlighting software vendors based on their profits, Solutions Review is most interested in highlighting the vendors that offer unique products and platforms for enterprise organizations. As such, we’ve read through the latest Solution Provider 500, available here, to analyze the trending cloud managed service providers (MSPs) we (and CRN) think matter most. For an even deeper breakdown of advanced cloud managed service providers, tools, and platforms, consult our popular Buyer’s Guide and Vendor Map.
Note: All companies are listed in alphabetical order.
2nd Watch is a cloud-native managed service provider that has been an AWS audited managed service provider since 2015. The company helps clients deploy IaaS and PaaS solutions and designs and builds DevOps automation and orchestration tools. 2nd Watch provides management and consultancy services for clients at every stage of a lift and shift cloud migration — from determining client readiness and assessing migration costs to deploying a foundational architecture and cloud factory to running management services.
Accenture is a managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud offering cloud services and cloud-based solutions involving strategy, consulting, and operations. Accenture currently offers over 85 vertically scaled, industry-specific cloud solutions, which are driven by 17 distinct business groups. To assist clients who are making their transition to the cloud, Accenture provides multiple cloud transformation solutions that span the whole onboarding process, ranging from initial strategy and migration to cloud management and security tools.
AllCloud is an AWS and Salesforce managed service provider that was formed from a merger between Emind and Blat Lapidot, both of which have a background in cloud computing. AllCloud supplies managed cloud services expertise, capability, and manpower to assist customers in achieving operational excellence in their cloud deployment. Their methodology establishes goals, assessing a client’s current systems, and creating a custom plan for onboarding and managing a cloud environment.
Avanade, founded in 2000 by Microsoft and Accenture, is a professional services and managed service provider for Azure. Avanade was created to help enterprises with Microsoft technologies. Clients can utilize this background to improve their tools and practices for Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Windows 10, integrating these technologies to work alongside their Azure deployments. Avanade also informs customers on how they can implement a layered cloud security strategy across their infrastructure.
Capgemini is a Paris-based managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud that has offices in areas all across the globe. Capgemini’s cloud migration experts help enterprises select applications and workloads to migrate onto the cloud based on their suitability and complexity. As part of their cloud transformation strategy, Capgemini deploys software as a service solutions and integrates them into a client’s infrastructure. They offer SaaS solutions from Google, Microsoft, Netsuite, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, and Workday, among others.
Cloudnexa is an AWS managed service provider that offers specific expertise in managed cloud, DevOps, security, compliance, and application support. The core Cloudnexa managed services suite includes continuous account review, which provides an approach that details cloud deployments from start to finish. They also focus on DevOps, security services, and application development and modernization, and helps companies to design web applications that they can deploy in the cloud and other infrastructures.
Cognizant is a professional services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Their cloud services include consulting, operations, migration, security, and enterprise resource planning. Cognizant’s Cloud Operate is an end-to-end hybrid cloud offering that caters to multiple delivery models, including IaaS, PaaS, and microservices. Services for Cloud Operate include monitoring, provisioning, security, governance, and application performance management (APM).
DXC Technology is a managed service provider for AWS and Azure established from the merger between CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. They focus on providing managed cloud services and building a unique blueprint that enable customers to deploy hybrid IT and hybrid cloud environments. The DXC Agility Platform is a cloud management platform that automates the deployment, management, and governance of cloud applications, development platforms, and other cloud services.
Mission is an AWS managed service provider formed in 2018 when IT solutions and consultancy providers Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group merged together. Mission reviews your account to examine your security, compliance, and networking readiness, as well as connecting you with a dedicated Customer Success Manager to consult with. If a client is migrating to the cloud, Mission supplies migration readiness, planning, and implementation services supplied by Mission’s migration experts.
NTT Data, a partially-owned subsidiary of the Japanese company NTT, is an IT services and managed cloud services provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. The company has a strong emphasis on helping customers migrate and modernize applications onto the cloud, as well as replacing outdated client architectures with enterprise-grade cloud technologies. The company offers a suite of cloud transformation services to help businesses prepare their current and future infrastructure to be cloud-ready.
Onica is an AWS managed service provider that was launched by CorpInfo as their AWS managed services division. They have specific services for cloud adoption, application modernization, and managed cloud operations. Cloud OpsPilot combines Onica cloud management tools with a team of AWS certified engineers that help customers maintain their AWS environment. The platform also contains Cloud Optimizer, which provides best practices for cost leveraging an AWS deployment.
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services is a global IT vendor and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Their managed cloud services focus on app transformation and modernization. The CMA suite includes advisory, assessment, migration, implementation, and managed services to help clients design and execute cloud-native applications that are built to run in their hybrid cloud deployment. TCS offers the Intelligent Cloud Migration Continuum (iCMC) to allow businesses to automate and secure their cloud migration process.
TierPoint is an IT services and managed service provider for Microsoft Azure. The company offers a managed Azure solution that provides an integrated approach to planning and implementation, reducing the complexity of moving to the cloud. Managed Azure is a key component of TierPoint’s hybrid IT approach. TierPoint helps determine which workloads will work best in the cloud, and supports a number of different of IT environments, allowing users to leverage a single cloud provider.
Wipro is an IT services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. ServiceNXT works to optimize applications, infrastructure, and security. It can be deployed on-premises or as a service, and also comes with options for application management services. Wipro has significant experience in other forms of IT, such as analytics, consulting, and product engineering, making them able to take care of enterprise needs from a variety of perspectives.
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