Primarily, Click to Run™ solutions are geared toward our channel partners who are just getting started with their cloud practice, specifically those that are interested in ramping up their AWS presence. It becomes a great way to accelerate time-to-market while growing their portfolio. Traditional rollouts of an AWS environment would take hours or days; using the new Click to Run™ solutions, it can now take as little as 15–30 minutes.
We shorten the sales cycle and technical cycle
Developing a robust next-gen portfolio, specifically around cloud architecture, can be daunting and complex, requiring valuable time, expertise and resources to roll out successfully. When you couple that with the fact that end user customers’ business outcomes and needs are also becoming increasingly complex, it can be extremely difficult to meet demand. Customers may be looking for more automation, more storage, faster data processing, more efficient transactions, all addressed with Click to Run™.
Many of our partners are invested in third party software applications; Click to Run™ makes it easy to integrate these offerings, especially in today’s bring-your-own-license, multi-cloud aggregation and orchestration model. Our goal by simplifying the complex is all about profitability for partners through reduced time and resource costs.
Eliminating the technical skills gap
Many channel partners don’t have the personnel or expertise to support an AWS rollout on their own. On the back end, Tech Data takes care of all configuration, vetting and testing so that it eliminates the need to perform these tasks upon rollout. As a result, these solutions don’t require an extensive list of certifications and won’t tie up the engineering team, saving time, money and resources so that they can focus on what they do best. This allows organizations to:
- Allow junior-level engineers to assist in the Click to Run™ rollout, while the senior-level engineers can go back to focusing on the more complex issues.
- Automate and support a cross-vendor environment, even for those without a cloud background.
We also build out a post-deployment package for support and to answer any additional questions.