Bigger, name-brand makers of RMM, PSA, and other solutions for MSPs are slowly entering the field as well. N-able, for example, shipped a SaaS management solution in August and previewed a forthcoming management system for Microsoft Azure in October. A new version of Kaseya’s VSA remote monitoring and management solution with cloud management is due to arrive soon as well, and ConnectWise exhibited a proof-of-concept cloud management addition to its product suite during its IT Nation Connect event earlier this month.
According to Schwartz, SkyKick’s head start in cloud management gives it a leg up on those larger competitors. “We’ve got almost a decade of cloud-native technology and architecture,” he notes, adding that the company is focused squarely on its software and customers, rather than would-be rivals.
“As long as we’re doing that, I think we’ll be okay,” Schwartz says.
Businesses worldwide will spend over $50 billion on securing cloud workloads in the next five years, according to a recent report from Dell’Oro Group.