Level Platforms Enables Monitoring of Cloud-based SAAS Apps for MSPs

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2009-05-29 Print this article Print

IT resellers and solution providers have ranked Microsoft's software as a service (SAAS) as the biggest competitive threat they face in the cloud. Now, to help them grab back some of that business, managed services platform provider Level Platforms has introduced a monitoring solution for MSP partners that lets them monitor both cloud solutions and on-premise solutions for customers.

Resellers and solution providers recognize a competitive threat when they see one. That's why they ranked Microsoft and its software-as-a-service offering (SAAS) as the biggest competitive threat they face - not any apps from Google.

Now managed services platform provider Level Platforms Inc. is looking to help its MSPs take advantage of the opportunities created by Microsoft's launch of its own hosted Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint services being sold directly to end user customers.

Level Platforms recently introduced a Managed Cloud Services capability that extends IT management beyond just the local IT infrastructure to also monitor IT software and services delivered from the cloud, according to the company.

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Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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