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New Cloud Management-as-a-Service Products Empower IT Solution Providers to Migrate, Backup and Manage Cloud Applications on a Unified Platform
Additional Funding to Support Worldwide Demand for SkyKick’s New Cloud Management Products
SEATTLE, WA – June 30, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — SkyKick (www.skykick.com) today announced the launch of a new category of cloud management products called Cloud Management-as-a-Service (CMaaS) designed to help information technology (IT) solution providers manage their customers’ cloud-based applications from one single platform. SkyKick’s cloud management products enable IT partners to migrate, backup and centrally manage cloud data and services for popular cloud products such as Microsoft Office 365 and Dropbox. Combined with SkyKick’s award-winning Migration Suites that have been used by thousands of partners to move tens of thousands of businesses to Office 365, IT providers now have one unified platform with integrated applications to grow their cloud customer base and create more operational efficiency in managing their customers in the cloud.
According to the SMB Group, there are over a billion small and medium-sized business (SMB) employees worldwide. SkyKick research shows that the typical company uses three cloud applications, and the management of cloud applications takes three hours per employee per year on average. Since a typical IT partner manages 1,000 employees across their customer base, this represents 3,000 hours of cloud management cost per partner annually, or over three billion hours of cloud management activity every year. Today, IT solution providers don’t have an easy way to migrate, backup and manage all of their customers’ cloud applications.
“We are excited to usher in the next era for SkyKick — a global software company delivering cloud management solutions for partners,” said Todd Schwartz, SkyKick co-founder and co-CEO. “Cloud usage is expected to double in the next three years, and the average IT partner will soon have over 5,000 customer cloud touch points to administer, which can be incredibly complex and time-consuming for solution providers to backup and manage. With the release of our new cloud management products, it’s another step forward for us in delivering innovative products to help partners around the world provide a more successful, efficient and safe cloud experience for their customers on one unified platform.”
This investment round was led by its current base of investors including former Qwiki COO Navin Thukkaram, Top 20 Angel Investor Tim Ferriss, and several strategic private equity investors. SkyKick has also added notable new investors including Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, the former German Federal Minister of Defense, and former German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology.
“SkyKick has rapidly emerged as the market leader in the Office 365 space by proving it can solve a billion dollar problem — moving businesses from on-premise email to the cloud,” said Thukkaram. “With today’s strategic investment, we are accelerating SkyKick’s growth trajectory to help them solve a multi-billion dollar opportunity; giving IT partners one platform to manage businesses’ entire cloud presence.”
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SkyKick’s new line of products include:
SkyKick’s Cloud Migration Suites are currently available in all international markets. Cloud Backup and Cloud Manager are currently available in the U.S.
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