CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform, recently announced that IT veteran Scott Bechtold has joined the company as channel sales manager. He will be tasked with developing new channel partners throughout North America.
With 31 years of IT sales and management experience, Bechtold is no stranger to the industry. Before joining CloudJumper, he was CEO of Agility IT, a managed services partner (MSP) based in Atlanta, where he used CloudJumper’s WaaS solution with clients.
Webopedia defines WaaS as a cloud-based virtual desktop office environment that employees can access from anywhere at any time regardless of geographic location using their device of choice: desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
It gives employees the freedom to work remotely but provides them with an environment that appears and operates just like their physical office desktop.
BYOD, Telecommuting Trends Fuel Workspace as a Service Market Growth
According to a report from Transparency Market Research, a research and consulting firm, the global WaaS market is projected to register a 12.10 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2015 and 2022.
The market, which had a valuation of $7.4 billion (USD) in 2014, is expected to rise to $18.37 billion by the end of 2022, the report said.
“This continued shift toward cloud-based workspaces is increasing demand among organizations that are making the switch to WaaS to improve business mobility,” the CloudJumper announcement said.
IT Companies Eye Market, Add WaaS to Service Roster
IT service providers, such as MSPs and telecom companies, already focused on becoming cloud-ready, are eyeing this emerging market and adding WaaS solutions to their service rosters.
“In the evolving managed services business, IT service providers are faced with new challenges on a regular basis, including the identification of simple yet profitable cloud solutions for business consumption,” said Max Pruger, chief sales officer, CloudJumper, in the announcement.
CloudJumper addresses this demand by providing a customizable white-label WaaS platform, called nWorkSpace, which it categorizes as a “comprehensive, yet easy to deploy, offering for IT service providers seeking fast entry into the WaaS market.”
The platform is intended for use by managed services providers, independent software vendors and telecommunications companies. It is designed for use with the Windows 8.1 operating system and comes equipped with more than 2,000 applications and plugins, including Microsoft Office 365.