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MSP survey: vendor partnerships and hosting

Igor Babić Analyst

"Managed service providers seek vendors that have technologically superior platforms and a wide range of products and services, as well as those vendors that can provide technical, sales and marketing support."

Managed service providers (MSPs) partner with various vendors to offer managed IT services. This report, which is based on Analysys Mason's survey of 950 MSPs worldwide, examines the vendor partnerships of small, medium-sized and large MSPs, as well as the hosting platforms and models used by MSPs to deliver managed IT services to their customers.

This report provides analysis of:

  • the vendors that MSPs partner with to offer managed IT services
  • the criteria used by MSPs when evaluating vendor partnerships
  • the cloud hosting models that MSPs use to run their businesses, and data on MSP spending on hosting platforms
  • the reasons why MSPs prefer private or public cloud solutions.