Seattle – June 22, 2016 – SkyKick (www.skykick.com), a global provider of cloud management software for information technology (IT) solution partners, announced today a major evolution of its cloud management platform. The company is releasing new syndicated applications and application program interfaces (APIs) that enable partners to leverage SkyKick’s award-winning technology to customize and extend their ability to move, backup and manage customers in the cloud.
In addition to using SkyKick’s management products on skykick.com, syndicated apps allow partners to embed SkyKick’s white-label migration and backup applications directly on the partner website in less than an hour. SkyKick syndicated apps increase partner revenue opportunities and operational efficiencies by enabling a partner’s customers to self-service while still ensuring the partner is in control.
Additionally, with the new cloud platform, SkyKick has opened up its APIs to enable any developer to build custom cloud management applications or to create deeper integrations within a partner’s system, such as automating mass migrations in a scalable, robust and profitable way.
“The move to cloud computing is nothing short of astounding with worldwide spending on public cloud services estimated to hit more than $140 billion by 2019. However, as the cloud opens up tremendous opportunity, it also introduces complexities,” said SkyKick co-CEO Evan Richman. “The challenges that IT companies faced in managing their customers’ on premises installations—driving productivity, protecting customers, enabling efficiency—actually intensify in the cloud. This makes cloud management critical, and we’re responding to our partners’ desire to use our technology to extend their own offerings.”
IT services companies worldwide are looking to take advantage of opportunities in the cloud like Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program, which enables authorized solution providers to sell Microsoft cloud services along with their own offerings and services. Partners of all sizes are seeking ways to accelerate their sales and consumption of Microsoft Office 365 and Azure, and SkyKick’s suite of cloud management solutions already help power this ability for more than 5,000 IT solution providers in more than 125 countries.
“As a partner-only company, SkyKick’s mission is to help IT solution providers be successful in the cloud. These major platform enhancements are designed to help partners of any size migrate, backup and manage their customers in a more scalable and profitable way,” said SkyKick co-CEO Todd Schwartz. “Now, whether a partner wants to put our white-label cloud management apps on their website, customize them with our APIs, or simply use them within a cloud marketplace or on SkyKick.com, our partners can leverage SkyKick’s technology however they want.”
SkyKick’s cloud management products help IT solution providers grow more successful cloud businesses, via a unified platform with integrated applications to help partners migrate, backup and manage their customers in the cloud. SkyKick Cloud Backup provides cloud-to-cloud backup, unlimited storage and one-click restore of lost Office 365 data. SkyKick Cloud Manager enables solution providers to centrally and efficiently manage their customers’ cloud applications, users and groups across multiple services including Office 365 and Dropbox.
SkyKick’s APIs are available immediately, and its syndication applications will be generally available coinciding with Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). SkyKick will be demonstrating their new cloud management platform on stage and in booth 1023 at WPC, which is being held July 10 to 14 in Toronto, Canada.
SkyKick is a global provider of cloud management software for IT solution partners. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Wash., and has offices in Amsterdam, Sydney and Tokyo. 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 skykick.com.