Hosting provider OVH has enriched its Partners Program. The large European cloud hosting provider, with presence in North America, has joined a circle of Microsoft partners able to distribute the Microsoft Office 365 desktop software suite to its own resellers. This will provide them the opportunity to exploit the massive adoption of SaaS collaborative work solutions.
According to Gartner, SaaS is expected to grow by 20.3 percent in 2016. In this growing market, OVH makes available to its partners and resellers a portfolio of digital products and services enriched by the addition of standard technological components, to which the company adds its own layer of value.
“This distribution partnership with Office 365 provides our resellers an opportunity to conquer new market shares,” said Michel Calmejane, Chief Sales Officer at OVH. “We offer the most competitive pricing on the market, and a completely automated ordering process. Resellers benefit from reliable VIP support, which is efficient and lead by a dedicated team that assists them in achieving the best customer satisfaction. With the sale of Office 365, our partners can complete their catalogue of services, allowing them to take advantage of new opportunities for growth while developing their know-how.”
A long established Microsoft partner, OVH is the largest provider outside of the United States for the Exchange collaborative messaging solution with more than 150,000 accounts deployed.
“We’re excited to work with OVH to enable even more partners to take advantage of new opportunities for growth with Office 365 and help drive their businesses forward,” said Aziz Benmalek, vice president, Worldwide Hosting and Cloud Services, Microsoft.
Pricing is one of Office 365 by OVH’s main advantages as it is based on a monthly subscription. This approach is appealing to a large number of companies as it enables them to manage entry costs over time and within their own usage scenarios.
OVH is now a 2-Tier Cloud Service Provider, the most selective level for the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program, allowing it to further strengthen its portfolio of services. OVH resellers will also soon be able to distribute Microsoft SharePoint and Skype Enterprise.