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How Does
Cloud Distribution Work?

In this guide, we will break down the concept of a cloud distributor and explore why it is beneficial for organizations of all sizes to use one.

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Understanding Cloud Distributors

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A cloud distributor is a company that offers various cloud computing services and resources mainly to businesses. These services can include computing power, storage, databases, networking, analytics, cloud platforms and more. Cloud distributors operate vast data centers with powerful servers, enabling users to access and utilize these resources remotely over the internet.

Here are some key components of cloud distributors:

  1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Cloud distributors provide the fundamental building blocks of computing infrastructure, allowing users to rent virtualized hardware resources such as servers, storage, and networking.

  2. Platform as a Service (PaaS): PaaS offerings provide a higher level of abstraction, offering a platform that includes not only infrastructure but also tools and services for application development, deployment, and management.

  3. Software as a Service (SaaS): Cloud distributors deliver software applications over the internet, eliminating the need for users to install, maintain, and manage the applications locally.

Key Components of Cloud Distributors

Benefits of Cloud Distributors

Here are some of the benefits using a cloud distributor:

Wide Reach:

Vendor: Gains access to a broader audience and diverse markets.

MSP: Gains access to a wide range of services and a more comprehensive selection.

Expertise and Guidance:

Vendor: Can leverage the distributor's expertise for strategic positioning and gain market insights.

MSP: Can receive recommendations and guidance to choose the right services for specific needs.

Cost Efficiency:

Vendor: Reduced costs associated with establishing and maintaining direct relationships with businesses.

MSP: Lower service costs due to extensive distribution.

Marketing Support:

Vendor: Can receive marketing assistance from the distributor to increase visibility and brand recognition.

MSP: Informed about new and valuable services through targeted marketing efforts.

Reduced Administrative Burden:

Vendor: Minimized administrative tasks related to distribution, allowing suppliers to focus on product development and innovation.

MSP: Simplified procurement processes, as well as billing and centralized management of multiple services.

Support and Maintenance:

Vendor: Distributor-managed support reduces the complexity of direct customer interactions.

MSP: Access to dedicated support services, ensuring quick problem resolution and good maintenance.

In summary, why do cloud distributors, such as Gridheart, exist?

  • Whether you are a startup or a large enterprise, utilizing cloud services can enable organizations to focus on innovation, efficiency, and growth. As technology continues to evolve, cloud distributors become even more relevant, providing the foundation for a connected and dynamic digital future. Cloud distributors exist simply to streamline the entire process of managing, selling, and purchasing cloud services.

The Purpose of Cloud Distributors


Key Benefits
of Gridheart Platform:

  • Full white labeling

  • Subscription management

  • Digital product catalogue

  • E-shops

  • Self-service

  • License renewals

  • Simplified automated billing process

  • Billing reports, exports and APIs

  • Cost reconciliation

  • Professional support

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