Insight assists service providers to embrace the cloud through Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program

March 10th 2014 – Insight Partners in the Hosting and ISV business now able to provide complete customer management and the opportunity to rapidly expand their business opportunities within the Cloud.

Insight Europe today announces the launch of new Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings under the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program, designed to strengthen service providers’ relationships and expand cloud sales opportunities by enabling providers to sell combined offers and services with direct provisioning, management, support and billing of products and services.

With immediate effect, Insight Europe will offer the complete lifecycle, allowing its partners to easily sell Office 365 and several add-on products as monthly subscriptions. Moving forward, Insight plans to broaden the offering to include additional services that ease the migration to and the use of cloud-based services.

“We are seeing tremendous interest in cloud technologies and solutions such as Office 365, especially when delivered through competent partners from the hosting business,” explained Wolfgang Ebermann, President Insight EMEA.

Added Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp, “To meet the growing demand of our cloud-based solutions, we’re thrilled to expand the capabilities for cloud partners under the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program. By joining the Program, partners will have the opportunity to deepen customer relationships and expand their business opportunities in the cloud.”

About Insight Europe

Insight Europe is a division of Insight Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of brand-name information technology ("IT") hardware, software and services to large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses, service providers and public sector institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Insight is focused on helping organisations move technology goals forward in the areas of Cloud, Virtualisation, Data Centre, Unified Communication & Collaboration, Networking & Security, Data Protection, Mobility & Point of Sale, and Office Productivity. Insight has sold over seven million business and public sector client cloud seats across the globe. With approximately 5,200 teammates worldwide, Insight is ranked No. 483 on the 2014 Fortune 500 and generated sales of $5.1 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013.

For more information, press only:

Koen de Vrij,
EMEA Partner & Marketing Manager Hosting Solutions,
Insight Enterprises.
Tel: +31 55 538 2312
Pim Bultman,
Director of Cloud & Hosting Solutions EMEA,
Insight Enterprises.
Tel: +31 55 538 2319