Seattle – September 1, 2015 – Sydney and Tokyo – September 2, 2015 – SkyKick (www.skykick.com), a global provider of cloud management software for information technology (IT) solution partners, today announced that it has expanded operations in the Asia Pacific region to support delivery of a new category of cloud software called cloud management. The company has secured an exclusive distribution agreement with SoftBank C&S in Japan, is launching its new cloud management products in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), and is expanding operations into Hong Kong, Singapore, India and other Asia Pacific markets. SkyKick now has more than a thousand partners in 15 Pacific Rim nations, and two main offices in the region in Sydney and Tokyo.
“Adoption of cloud services in APAC is growing significantly with spending on these solutions expected to hit $11.5 billion by 2018 in the region,” said SkyKick co-CEO Evan Richman. “That makes it critical for businesses and their IT partners to find an effective way to manage this cloud presence, and that’s SkyKick: one integrated platform for managing the cloud.”
SoftBank C&S Partnership
SkyKick today announced an exclusive partnership with SoftBank Commerce & Service (C&S) Corporation to provide SkyKick’s cloud management solutions to the Japanese market. SoftBank C&S is Japan’s largest cloud IT distributor, and SkyKick is the leader in cloud management software. The new partnership means SoftBank C&S will offer SkyKick’s complete portfolio of cloud solutions to help move and then manage over 30 million business users in Japan.
“SkyKick has revolutionized the cloud practices for IT partners worldwide,” said Mr. Shinya Honda, Executive Director at SoftBank C&S Corporation. “Its technology provides partners with greater scalability to migrate and manage businesses in the cloud without needing additional system engineers, and reduces risk enabling partners to confidently manage more customers in the cloud. We’re honored to be SkyKick’s exclusive channel to Japanese IT professionals.”
Launches Cloud Management products in Australia and New Zealand
SkyKick is launching its new cloud management products in ANZ. The 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.
SkyKick research has found that IT partners spend more than three billion hours on cloud management activity every year. This number is significantly reduced with SkyKick’s cloud management products.
With SkyKick’s cloud management products, IT providers in Australia and New Zealand 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.
Ingram Micro Offering SkyKick’s Solutions in Hong Kong, Singapore and India
SkyKick has a longstanding relationship with Ingram Micro, the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor. SkyKick’s migration solutions are part of Ingram Micro’s North American, European and ANZ Microsoft cloud solution provider portfolios, and SkyKick’s CSP product is integrated into Ingram Micro’s cloud marketplace. Today, Ingram Micro is furthering this relationship by including SkyKick’s cloud migration solutions in its cloud solution provider portfolios in Hong Kong, Singapore and India.
SkyKick is a global provider of cloud management software for IT solution partners. Its products are designed to help build successful cloud businesses by making it easy and efficient for IT providers to migrate, backup and manage their customers in the cloud. Over 5,000 partners worldwide use SkyKick’s products to accelerate their cloud business, and the company has won numerous awards including being named a Microsoft Partner of the Year, Red Herring Top 100 North America winner and one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Washington State. SkyKick is headquartered in Seattle. For more information visit www.skykick.com.