Independent software vendors (ISVs) are at the nucleus of explosive growth in cloud services and the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market. The volume of ISV products and services sold for and through cloud platforms is increasing exponentially and IDC predicts that by 2021, 70% of new enterprise applications will be developed as cloud-native. Leading cloud services providers are also offering next-gen cloud platform native services such as DevOps, Infrastructure as a code, microservices and containerization-based architecture for ISV partners. Container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes are expected to experience the fastest growth in contrast with other cloud-enabling technologies, with an estimated CAGR of 40% through 2020.

Embracing cloud services allows ISV partners to focus on their core goals of developing and delivering applications; and improving their cloud platform provider. More importantly, these costs can be aligned to usage and revenue for the ISV partner.With a Managed Services the cloud is undisputedly the future for ISV partners, it is far from being a panacea.

Explore Cloud Advantages for ISV partners

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What keeps ISVs from crafting a winning cloud strategy

Most ISV partners are familiar with the traditional on-premise model and hesitant to change.To further complicate matters, customers’ expectations from Independent SoftwareVendors are changing radically.While in the past, delivering quality functioning software was an ISV’s only responsibility, today customers expect them to serve the role of an end-to-end vendor who assumes responsibility of software, IT and datacenter infrastructure, security, compliance, and Managed Services.The cloud does pave the way to address the changing market and customer dynamics but multiple challenges stand in the way for Independent SoftwareVendors:

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Multi country data residency laws and other stringent local regulatory compliances that make it time consuming and expensive to store data. Independent SoftwareVendors also have to ensure compliance with varying data localization norms for addressing global customers

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Security Alliance), countries (IRAP, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, GDPR, RBI, FedRamp, etc.) and global standards (ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, etc.)

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Demand for mobile versions of software solutions with single SLA from application to infrastructure

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Deciding which cloud platform to adopt – public, private or hybrid and whether to go for a single or multiple cloud services providers

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Structuring SLAs and ensuring adherence with multiple partners

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disruption for traditional ISVs

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Heavy upfront investments in multi-cloud skill sets and technologies for Devops, Managed Services, and next-gen cloud services

Through 2022, Gartner projects the market size and growth of the cloud services industry at nearly three time the growth of overall IT services.

Going sky-high with Cloud4C: Solutions for ISV partners

Cloud4C helps ISV partners and their customers to not only run their existing applications more cost effectively and efficiently, but to also expand their offerings rapidly as business grows. Whether an ISV partner requires new cloud-native deployment, legacy environment integration, or hybrid cloud platform implementation, Cloud4C leverages an integrated approach to develop strategic roadmaps for ISV partners to accelerate their journey to the cloud. Leveraging our ready to deploy automated platforms for ISVs, we help them accelerate go-to-market for new product launches, in turn driving competitive advantage.

Specifically, Cloud4C offers ISV partners five distinct advantages:

Global expansion advantage: We have a large global footprint across more than 55 locations to run application platform. We take complete ownership of data privacy and regulatory requirements across the globe

Single SLA advantage: We hold strategic partnerships with industry leading cloud services providers including AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, and therefore ensure single SLA at application login for our ISV partners. Our team comprises more than 800 public cloud platform certified engineers with skillsets in Devops, solution architecture, security, and managed services

Revenue generation advantage: We helps ISV partners reduce capacity required to scale their applications and workloads with our Cloud Infrastructure services including IaaS and PaaS that are faster, more advanced, and highly performance-efficient. Leveraging our partner ecosystem, we also offer easy access to customers and new markets to help generate additional revenue opportunities for ISVs

Subscription model advantage: We offer joint product offerings on a subscription-based model with go-to-market support backed by investments in sales and marketing initiatives with select ISV partners

Total ownership advantage: We are a Managed Services Provider to 60 of the Fortune 500 companies, delivering Intelligent Managed Services powered by AIOps. Our Intelligent Managed Services provide Azure Native and third-party security (SIEM, PIM, DAM, HBSS, VA, PT, Encryptions). We also ensure wide-ranging compliances – from PCIDSS, NEESA to SAMA, GDPR and FedRamp, MSA, IRAP, and more.