Why Attend WHD.usa?

Are you looking to take the next step in your hoster journey? Seeking new ways to tailor your cloud offerings to the customer? Striving to deliver a lifetime of value in the new cloud economy? If you answered yes to any or all of these, then join us at WHD.usa and be inspired to take on a new cloud business model that meets your customers evolving needs.

Posted on May 3, 2016 and filed under Events.

Are You Ready for the Cloud?

As I am sure you have noticed, cloud computing is steadily permeating throughout businesses across the world. The adoption of cloud computing is so widespread that IDC predicts worldwide spending on public cloud services will grow at almost six times the rate of overall IT spending growth – from nearly $70 billion in 2015 to more than $141 billion in 2019. And, according to recent Odin research, SMBs (small and medium business) are rapidly riding the cloud wave, and implementing new cloud based business applications such as file sharing, backup and storage, and online accounting.

Posted on April 20, 2016 .

What Exactly is the Cloud?

"It went up to the cloud. You can’t get it down from the cloud? Nobody understands the cloud, it's a mystery”, a quote from a recent movie starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. I was at a barbecue recently and someone asked me what I do for a living. When I told them I work in software and the cloud they asked me a question I’ve been asked hundreds of times: “what exactly is this cloud thing”. As IT people we live and breathe this industry, and the innovations, terminology, and acronyms that come with it. But a small business owner is not necessarily going to have the time or inclination to learn about the cloud, and how it can help them to grow their business or run it more effectively.

Posted on April 20, 2016 and filed under Industry & Market Insights.

Rainmakers Thriving at Ingram Micro Cloud Summit

Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2016, one of the largest, dedicated global cloud services events,  took place last week at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. Over 1,300 partners, vendors, Ingram Micro associates, and industry thought leaders gathered at Cloud Summit, and enjoyed 3 days of networking, informative breakout sessions, and guest speakers including Buzz Aldrin, Thomas Dolby, and Darren Bibby and Melanie Posey of IDC.

Posted on April 19, 2016 and filed under Cloud Service Delivery, Events.

Introducing Odin Automation Essentials: The Game Changer

During Cloud Summit, Ingram Micro and Odin unveiled the availability of Odin Automation (OA) Essentials, our new cloud service delivery platform that makes it easier for cloud service providers to establish and grow their cloud services business. As a key part of the combined cloud delivery platforms announcement, OA Essentials places us in our strongest position ever to deliver cloud services to our partners and businesses of every size.

Posted on April 14, 2016 and filed under Cloud Service Delivery.

The Evolution of the Telecommunications Provider

Telecommunications providers are facing unique challenges in today’s dynamic market, where customers are demanding cloud and digital innovations beyond traditional voice and connectivity services. More than ever before, telecommunications providers are challenged with the need to evolve beyond network connectivity, and provide distinctive offerings into the rapidly growing cloud and digital services market.

Posted on March 22, 2016 and filed under Cloud Service Delivery.

Cloud Summit 2016: Thriving in the New Cloud Economy

If you haven’t heard yet, Odin Summit is now part of Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, being held April 11-13, 2016 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

Cloud Summit is one of the largest, dedicated global cloud services events. Offering three full days of insights and guidance around the ever-changing cloud industry, Cloud Summit attracts the industry’s top solutions providers, cloud vendors, cloud innovators, thought-leaders and more.

Posted on March 14, 2016 .

WHD.global 2016: What Does the Future of Hosting Look Like?

Odin is excited to return as a Diamond Partner at this year’s WHD.global event, being held in Rust, Germany, March 15-17.

WHD.global, the world’s largest hosting and cloud services event, brings together leading experts and insiders for high-value presentations, networking, informative panel discussions, and breakout sessions. Last year, WHD.global set a new record with over 6,300 international attendees, and is predicted to set new records in 2016.

Posted on March 4, 2016 and filed under Events.

Making a Smooth Transition from Microsoft Syndication to Cloud Solution Provider Program

Technology progresses, digital trends shift, and customer needs change. Continuous change demands constant innovation. Service providers are required to quickly adapt their business models to take advantage of opportunities while combating new challenges brought forth by an expanding market – changing syndication and partnership models, shared customer channels, customer churns, and low margins. 

Posted on December 29, 2015 and filed under Cloud Service Delivery.

Stopping the Sprawl – How to Avoid Excel Gymnastics

Sprawl. It just sounds like an unpleasant word, doesn’t it?

If asked about “urban sprawl,” visions of unplanned development and poor infrastructure at a city’s edges probably come to mind. But there’s a newer type of sprawl on the block, and this one can lead to more dire issues than longer commutes.

Posted on November 5, 2015 and filed under Industry & Market Insights.