IAMCP India North and East chapter conducts session on Microsoft GTM program in Delhi

IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners), recognized as the world’s largest association of Microsoft partners, recently organized a session for partners to promote the recently launched Microsoft GTM services.

The session “Benefits of Microsoft GTM services for Microsoft partners” was held at Redington India office, Delhi on 6th December. This event was sponsored by RackNap and Adapt-India. RackNap is a cloud service delivery automation platform based in Jaipur and Adapt-India is a software company based in Gurugram.

In this session, Suvrata Gayan, Director – Partner Channel Marketing (Recruit & Comms), Microsoft introduced Microsoft GTM services to the partners and discussed about how they can benefit by implementing them jointly with Microsoft. Suvrata, a seasoned Marketing professional, also shared information about updates in MPN and answered queries raised by partners.

After this, Sabarinathan Sampath, Senior Vice President – RackNap, presented a case study on Microsoft GTM services and shared the experience while executing them. RackNap was a pilot partner before launch of Microsoft GTM services and has executed GTM services in coordination with Microsoft.

Our overall experience with Microsoft Go-To-Market Services has been very positive. We were able to increase our product enquiries by 69% after executing GTM services,” said Sampath.

We are using the IAMCP platform to share how GTM program helped us achieve our goals and how other partners can also benefit from it.

Ashish Kamotra, CEO – Adapt-India also presented a session about their flagship product and how they are leveraging the Microsoft technology. He said,

Titan is a Digital Workplace that simplifies Intranet and document management for Office365 and improves employee productivity,” said Kamotra.

After joining IAMCP, we are finding new opportunities to collaborate with fellow Microsoft partners and working on interesting projects. IAMCP is a very good platform for Microsoft partners and I recommend every Microsoft partner to join it,” added Kamotra about IAMCP.

Sukhvinder Singh, CEO – Defacto Infotech said about his experience with IAMCP India, “It was a very nice experience attending the IAMCP India session. I found this as a highly knowledge sharing event and a very good platform to interact with fellow Microsoft partners.”

Arun Bansal, CEO – ServerGuy said about the session “IAMCP India is making good efforts in bringing fellow Microsoft partners on a single platform and encouraging them to collaborate and grow together. This event was very focused and helped us with deep insights on Microsoft GTM services.”

Munesh Jadoun, President – IAMCP India North and East thanked sponsors and speakers with a token of thanks. He said, “We are getting a very positive response in the North and East chapter and it is growing fast. We encourage Microsoft partners in the region to join us and grow together.

He further said, “I would also like to highlight the continuous support from Suresh Ramani who is leading IAMCP India. He is providing us full support and managing IAMCP India very efficiently.”

Also read: RackNap wins CRN Excellence Award at Channel Leadership Summit (CLS) 2018

He additionally announced a membership offer. If you register for IAMCP annual membership before 15th December, members will get 3 months additional membership. Microsoft partners can register for membership at

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Microsoft go-to-market services help partners increase traffic, leads and business, helps RackNap gain 129% traffic and 69% enquiries

Microsoft has always worked hard to help its partners grow – its mission is to make partnering with it one of the best decisions a business can make. To this effect, it helps partners launch and grow their business with marketing training, content, and services that can help them optimize their marketing capabilities, increase product awareness, generate leads, and more.

Keeping up with its stance of Shared Vision, Shared Success, Microsoft launched a new offer on November 12, 2018 to help partners with go-to-market (GTM) services. In this, members of Microsoft Partner Network that attain a new competency or renew an existing one in the partner center have access to different GTM services that can help their business grow. The offer is available on the partner center, where the eligible partners (silver and gold competency) can activate this offer.

Once activated, GTM Resource Desk gets in touch with them via email, to begin engagement.

RackNap, a venture of ZNet Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and a Microsoft partner for almost a decade, opted for this offer as a pilot partner. Microsoft has published a case study highlighting how RackNap made the best use of GTM program in driving more leads and business.

RackNap got listed in Azure marketplace and its availability in the Azure Marketplace enables Microsoft Partners to easily install it and deliver Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics 365, in addition to simplifying billing with a monthly subscription.

It got marketing help with the following activities:

RackNap’s promotion on the Microsoft Azure Twitter account received over 13,000 impressions, 97 total clicks, and 32 social engagements, while the web conference helped it to present its solution to dozens of Microsoft attendees.

The web conference with Microsoft was very useful. The sales team acknowledged that RackNap will be able to help CSPs simplify the billing complexities and drive adoption of cloud services. The survey results also proved the same. We have seen that the number of product inquiries has gone up by 75 percent in a month after the web conference,” said Sabari Sampath, Senior Vice President of RackNap, who delivered the web conference.

For the telecommunications blog post, Munesh Jadoun, Managing Director and Chairman at RackNap, highlighted how digital transformation is impacting the industry and how companies can seize the opportunity and flourish.

Also read: RackNap wins CRN Excellence Award at Channel Leadership Summit (CLS) 2018

We have received an increase of 129 percent in traffic on our website by circulating this blog post,” Sampath said. “This has also helped us to increase the product inquiries for the RackNap platform by 69 percent.”

Click here to read the complete RackNap case study here.

Click here to know more about Microsoft GTM services and how partners can use them to accelerate their business growth.

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RackNap wins CRN Excellence Award at Channel Leadership Summit (CLS) 2018

RackNap, a business unit of ZNet Technologies Private Limited, was announced a winner at CRN Excellence Award, under Intellectual Property (IP) creation category.

RackNap helps Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), ISVs, Distributors to deliver services to their customers in an automated way, manage their backend billing and business functions in a cost-effective manner.

Held between 7-9th September 2018, CRN’s Channel Leadership Summit (CLS), reiterated the growth of India’s IT channel community and recognized outstanding performers with CRN Excellence Awards in different categories.

 “At CLS, we are recognizing the enterprises like ZNet Technologies who have made a mark in the industry with their innovative solution and helping their industry peers to grow and succeed.” said Srikanth RP, Group Editor, CRN and Express Computer.

RackNap started off as a small idea 9 years ago with the sole aim of helping us internally manage our services and increase our revenues through automation. Over a period of time, we were able to realize benefits and were able to run our business more efficiently,” said Munesh Jadoun, Founder and Managing Director of RackNap.

“We, then decided to take RackNap to the market so that other businesses like us can reap the benefits of the IP that we created. This award and recognition from CRN, motivates us even more to build on what we have done and focus on making a lasting impact on our customers and their business.”

The award focused on identifying and felicitating the solution providers who by use of a technology or a combination of technologies were able to benefit their customers. This might be in the form of a new solution or optimized use of an existing technology. The nominations were judged by the eminent jury which included leading CIOs and an editors’ panel from the team at CRN and Express Computer.

Also read: RackNap launches Express model, putting cloud solution providers in fast lane to drive cloud adoption

“The technology behind RackNap is automation, that helps remove manual tasks and reduce time spent on mundane tasks significantly. We are happy that our efforts were recognized at CRN Excellence Awards,” said Guruprit Ahuja, CEO & Co-founder of RackNap.

“This award comes close on the heels of our recent IAMCP award that RackNap won at the Microsoft Inspire summit in July. This shows that RackNap is shaping up to be a true business enabler and we hope to help more businesses to be profitable and running a lean operation.

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RackNap launches Express model, putting cloud solution providers in fast lane to drive cloud adoption

RackNap, a leading cloud brokerage platform, today announced the general availability of RackNap Express to help cloud service providers (CSP), hosters and independent software vendors (ISV) drive cloud adoption quickly and efficiently.

The solution includes several new features that meets basic needs of CSPs including the ability to fulfill Microsoft’s new CSP direct bill requirements by August 31. In addition, RackNap Express will be available with no deployment cost.

New features include one-click trials of Microsoft Office 365, upgrading/downgrading Office 365 subscriptions, automated renewal of subscriptions, and an optimized process to migrate customers from one CSP to another.

With RackNap Express, CSPs can choose to sell either some or all Office 365 stock-keeping units (SKUs) with complete automation for billing and provisioning. They can import the SKU listing from the Partner Centre Portal, set  markup for individual SKUs, sell add-ons, and more.

They can also offer Microsoft Azure under the CSP program, in which customers can consume any high-end services, like IoT or AI, and the service provider can bill the customer for its actual consumption. These Azure services are offered on both prepaid and post-paid billing models (with defined credit limits).

“RackNap Express will enable Microsoft CSPs to sell cloud solutions without worrying about the investment or management of the underlying infrastructure. It is a ready-to-use business automation tool and helps CSPs to reduce their operational costs, fast-track customer onboarding, and increase profits,” said Guruprit Ahuja, CEO, RackNap.

“RackNap supports the adoption of cloud services, brings efficiency with automation and helps our partners to focus on their business,” said Nicole Herskowitz, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Product Marketing, while announcing availability of RackNap on Azure Marketplace, earlier this year.

Also read: 8 must haves for Cloud MSPs, how colocation data center is among key drivers of digital transformation

Users can take a trial of RackNap Express for 14 days and then upgrade to the paid plan directly. For more information, on how RackNap can help Microsoft CSPs, please click here.

RackNap is also listed in the Azure Marketplace, and you can install RackNap in your own subscription from here.


ZNet becomes authorized Plesk distributor in India

Expanded partnership provides growth and market-leading user experience to Indian customers

ZNet, India’s leading hosting and cloud services provider, today announced that it has become the distributor for Plesk in India. Plesk is the leading WebOps platform to build, secure and run applications, websites and hosting businesses that scale in the Cloud. Plesk is more than just a generic control panel providing automation capabilities to reduce complexity, save time and simplify the lives of web professionals and IT administrators alike.

Plesk’s rich and open extension catalogue provides access to relevant features and enables service providers of any size to specialize, address customer needs and grow their business.

This aligns well with ZNet’s extensive customer and partner network comprising hosters, developers, system administrators and service providers, who will now be able to get Plesk licenses and solutions at an even more competitive pricing and increased support.

Also Read: ZNetLive launches first of its kind customer self-service mobile app for its clients

We’re thrilled to announce that as the distributor of Plesk in India, ZNet is now authorized to provide the full range of Plesk solutions for developers, digital agencies, IT admins, content mangers, web hosters, hyperscalers at a very competitive pricing,” said Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet Group. “With our home-grown automation tool (RackNap) we will deliver these Plesk solutions in an efficient automated manner to our customers,” he added.

For Plesk, this move translates to increased penetration in the Indian market by attaining the ability to provide its high quality, feature-rich, OS agnostic platform to Indian resellers and customers from a single, highly qualified source.

The internet industry is projected to double by 2020 in India. We believe that fast adoption of digital technologies paired with a rise in mobile-phone penetration and decline in data costs will add approx. half a billion new internet users in India over the next five years,” says Nils Hueneke, CEO at Plesk. “We are very pleased to take our partnership to the next level. Together with ZNet, we’ll be able to offer compelling services in a fast-growing market addressing current and future trends for the benefit of both resellers and the end customers.”

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Cloud Event Hosting News

CloudFest – the mega cloud and hosting festival in full swing – fog, edge computing, latest processors and more

CloudFest, formerly WorldhostingDays, is the wonderland of cloud and hosting industry. The mega 7-day festival has kickstarted from 10th March in Europa-Park Rust, Germany, and is now in top form with over 6500+ enthusiasts from the cloud, hosting and service provider industries taking part from more than 80 countries.

The event is proving to be the ultimate platform for networking exchanges and sharing of the latest innovations and technologies in over 250 keynotes and panel discussions.

It is the most happening days for the cloud and hosting industry professionals who have come together to explore and analyze the future of the data center, cloud, internet and hosting industries.

Highlights till now

  • CloudFest Hackathon

The largest gathering and exchange of open source technology projects and knowledge – CloudFest Hackathon, just like its previous years, helped solve real-life open source problems.

  • Come2Gather Party on 12th

The perfect opening of the CloudFest – was the platform for attendees to network with each other in a calm and relaxed environment.

  • Speaker Line-up

This time the event is not only having speakers from the leading IT industries but also has some out-of-the-box lectures by various headliners like slackline world record holder Alexander Schulz, and technology futurist Ian Khan, to name a few.

  • Lords of Uptime Concert

In context of music, in 2017 the event had Royal Machines – rock band with music legends like Billy Morrison and Steve Stevens. This year, the president of CloudFest – Sören von Varchmin, is here with his own band, inviting his fellow colleagues from the cloud and hosting industries to form – the Lords of Uptime.

He has also tattooed the name of the event and has reportedly promised each imitator a free VIP ticket as part of the #nofake Tattoo Challenge, worth € 999.

  • Business, fun and rollercoasters

The 7-day festival is the perfect blend of technology meet fun. Hosted in Germany’s most popular theme park, participants are feeling awestruck with amazing roller coaster rides, side events and parties.

Some interesting sessions so far

  • Das Kamhout – Sr. Principal Engineer and Global Director, Cloud Solution Architecture at Intel Data Center Group talked about the evolving cloud computing landscape in his session – Defining what’s possible: Cloud Services Built on Intel.

He explained how Intel’s latest cloud infrastructure innovations are exclusively designed to help CSPs accelerate and differentiate their services and define new possibilities. At this occasion, he also introduced Intel’s latest generation Xeon scalable processors, accelerators and technologies to meet the demand of fast growing cloud workload.

  • Scott Schnell – senior vice president of Marketing and Channels at Verisign, talked about the latest trends that have an impact over the demand for domain names and how they are connected to cloud hosting in his session – Domain Name Industry Drivers.
  • Daniel Bounds – Sr. Director, Datacenter Products at AMD, launched new EPYC processor that is ideal for the scale and density requirements for both physical and virtual hosting environments.
  • Jacques Boschung – SVP Global Alliances and Telco at Dell EMC talked about the artificial intelligence (AI) world and how Dell which is at the forefront of AI can help their partners by offering latest high performance, edge computing and real time predictive technologies.
  • Igor Lebedev – CTO at SONM in his session Decentralized Fog Computing: A step into the future with SONM talked about how fog computing solutions can become a complementary technology which can eliminate cloud computing limitations.
  • Ebrahim Keshavarz – the senior vice president at Verisign, showcased their latest NameStudio API – a sophisticated domain name suggestion service that will deliver .net and .com domain names.
  • Lindsay Leonard, the enterprise territory sales manager of Seagate talked about the company’s updated portfolio of new technologies and products fueled by the cloud.
  • Jan Loeffler – CTO of Plesk in his session explained the importance of selling bundled solutions and how by selling infrastructure combined with Plesk technology will help solution providers win in the market era.

RackNap’s Senior Vice President, Sabarinathan Sampath told DHN about how their cloud platform helps CSPs manage their provisioning, billing, support, inventory, partner and customer lifecycle from a single platform.

Not-to-be missed

  • NGD Systems, Inc. showcase of computational storage. They are using FAISS (Facebook Artificial Intelligence Similarity Search) in a POC (Proof of concept) around the distributed implementation of ANN (Approximate Nearest Neighbor) search. NGD’s Cataline-2 (CAT-2) In-Situ Processing NVMe SSDs will be used for faster and scalable search of nearest neighbors.
  • Leaseweb, which is a Gold partner at the CloudFest’s session about digital transformation with the motto Not your average cloud – We empower your digital transformation with our hybrid cloud solutions.
  • Super Micro Computer, Inc. exhibition of SuperBlade, MicroBlade, and 2U BigTwins.
  • ASRock Rack’s latest 4U100-C612 storage server that features 4U 100-bay high performing and high-density storage capacity for the hosting businesses.
  • CloudLinux – leading manufacturers of web security and stability solutions. The CEO Igor Seletskiy session about the role of big data in securing cloud servers.
  • StackPath’s Michael Marques discussion on the business of internet privacy, showcasing a white-labelled VPN service (WLVPN) to protect user privacy and security.

Free tickets for DHN readers

If you are a DHN reader, you get standard pass worth € 349 euros, without any cost, by simply registering using the code CF18JUJ, as we are the official media partners of the event. Only two more days left, so, register today.

Stay tuned, to get exclusive updates from the event.

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World Cloud Summit 2017 to help CSPs, MSPs, Telcos and Datacenters to capitalize on rapidly growing cloud industry 

World Cloud Summit (WCS) 2017, the exclusive virtual event for the cloud, web hosting, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and other IT industry professionals, is scheduled to be held on 5th and 6th December 2017.

Cloud market is becoming increasingly promising, and over 84% enterprises have planned to move their large workloads to the cloud within the next two years, according to a recent survey.

The event has been organized to virtually bring the cloud and IT industry thought leaders on a single platform to share their ideas on how one can capitalize the booming cloud opportunity.

The industry experts will discuss the emerging trends that are shaping the future of the IT industry, and will help identify areas where biggest opportunities lie for the emerging businesses.

WCS is going to help enterprises learn new strategies, identify and address the evolving needs of clients who are ready to adopt the cloud solutions.

CSPs, MSPs, Telcos and Datacenters have four industry specific sessions on 5th December which have been tailored to their interests and focus areas-

1. Building an enterprise cloud strategy aligning with industry trends.

2. Workload and application migration to Azure: A path to recurring revenue.

3. How service providers can offer a ready to code and secure platform?

4. Simplifying management and delivery of cloud services.

WCS will help you better understand how you can optimize your business model to incorporate new services across different verticals that present better business opportunities, build a profitable roadmap as per changing industry scenario, grow to become a leading solutions provider, and meet customer expectations with better service delivery and support.

Many leading IT companies including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Tata Communications, ZNetLive, RackNap and Plesk, are the partners of WCS 2017.

The eminent personalities speaking at the event include Pradeep Jhunjhunwala, Technology Strategist, Microsoft; Krishnan Kannan, Head, Cloud Economics, AWS; Rajesh Awasthi, AVP – Global Hosting & Cloud Services, Tata Communications Limited; Guruprit Ahuja, CEO and Co-founder, RackNap; Jan Loeffler, CTO, Plesk; Munesh Jadoun, CEO and Founder, ZNetLive; Sabarinathan Sampath, Senior Vice President, RackNap; among others.  You can know more about WCS 2017 and register yourself here.

DHN is the media partner of this event, so stay tuned for the latest updates.

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RackNap announces Cloud Business Email and Domain integration with OpenSRS

RackNap a fast-growing Cloud Services Delivery and Business Automation platform provider, announced in WHD.India the complete integration of the cloud business email and domain offerings from OpenSRS (a leading provider of go-to-platform to manage domain names, email addresses, security products and more) with its platform.

Service providers can use RackNap to offer these services via a unified marketplace, automatically provision and bill the end customer directly. Built with cloud technology, the email solution from OpenSRS gives anytime-anywhere and secure access to emails, contacts and calendars from any device. Protection against spam further helps the users to get a filtered mail-box free from any unrequired mails.

Sabarinathan Sampath, SVP at RackNap added, “The Service provider community has long been wanting to offer a robust cloud-based email solution to its customer base. They now have enterprise grade email from OpenSRS which can be provisioned and billed in a seamless way via RackNap.

OpenSRS also supports multiple languages ranging from English, Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, Brazilian and Danish to Norwegian and Portuguese. The solution comes on state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure with 99.99% uptime SLA guarantee, complete 24X7 management, virtual mailboxes and easy installation. RackNap proposes to integrate SSL certificate offerings too from OpenSRS as a part of the next phase of integration.

Sanjeev Sharma, Head of Sales (Asia) at OpenSRS commented “The range of product offerings from OpenSRS can now reach a wider set of Cloud Solution providers, Telcos via the RackNap platform with this integration. RackNap is rapidly establishing a foothold in different markets with this ERP-type Cloud Services Delivery and Business Automation Platform and Service providers can benefit from this integration.