Agencies and the Cloud – How It Will Be a Successful Cooperation
Agencies are competent contacts for their customers when it comes to internet presence, marketing or IT. This is where various specialists meet and fill the gaps that can be found in the structures of many companies. At the same time, agencies act as a link between their customers and other service providers.
But also the offer of agencies naturally has its limits in-house. This is often the case with the provision of a server infrastructure. Cloud hosting providers such as gridscale are taking on this role and offering a solution that turns agencies into IaaS providers, sometimes as white labels under their own branding. And all this without the financial and time-consuming effort that the development of their own IT infrastructures would entail.
The limits of traditional hosting solutions
Hosting partners are often found quickly, the offer is large. However, most of the time they are also very inflexible. If it turns out in the course of a project that more or less services are needed, an agency often remains tied to inflexible contracts. Instead, however, prompt and needs-based automated adaptations are required, which not every hosting provider delivers. If the agency later wants to take over the operation of the infrastructure itself, this wish often further reduces the range of providers on offer. Service falls by the wayside between lack of access rights, opaque contracts and unattractive technical compromises.
gridscale’s hosting solution goes beyond the boundaries of conventional cloud providers and offers hosting free of contract terms and with always adaptable needs, transparency and flexibility.
Clearly manage hosting and infrastructure projects
gridscale has been a partner of many agencies for many years. We convince our customers with a significantly lower administrative effort than is often the case and thus also purify the work of the agencies.
The gridscale solution is specially designed for agencies and system houses. No matter if you as the agency owner decide for a whitelabel solution or an external hosting with naming of the hosting provider, you will definitely get more order in your projects, because from now on you control all administrative processes centrally in the partner panel of gridscale. The costs are clearly broken down because you always keep an overview of them in the integrated reporting. Any use of the provided infrastructure is billed to the minute. Without contractual obligations, you only pay for what you actually use. This makes gridscale’s offer also interesting for agencies with strongly fluctuating demand for IaaS solutions.
Customer-Specific Settings in the Partner Panel
The Partner Panel allows you to decide for yourself who gets access rights to the infrastructure. By separating the clients, projects and customers are clearly separated from each other.
If your customer has its own reliable IT department, you can grant it access rights and act as an independent cloud provider. You determine pricing models independently and customer-specifically. Just as flexible as the pricing model are the functions that you activate individually for your customers. These functions include, for example:
- Auto-scaling platform services, for example gridSQL
- Load Balancer-as-a-Service
- S3-compatible Object StorageSnapshot including snapshot scheduler for automated creation
- All functions are available via a RESTful API
You can activate functions, as well as additional storage or various hardware services, via the Partner Panel. Customer reporting is based on the conditions set, which guarantees full cost transparency for you and your customers at all times and keeps administration costs low at the same time.
Bundled service for your customers
Another unique selling point of gridscale’s hosting offer is the possibility of so-called private-MPLS couplings. This enables you, for example, to connect several projects across locations in order to provide a defined IT service to a larger circle of customers. Examples include firewall or monitoring systems.
Here you can test the gridscale reseller solutions without obligation. Even later, we offer absolute flexibility by dispensing with long contract terms.