Cloud computing, which recorded a 108 percent year-over-year sales spike this year, was another top performer for D&H. Though Microsoft’s Office 365 productivity suite predictably accounted for the lion’s share of those gains, sales of infrastructure-as-a-service solutions from Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Google, among others, picked up steam too.
“More organizations are thinking through other portions of their IT space that need to be moved to the cloud,” DiMarco notes. Cloud-based file servers and backup repositories are proving especially popular, he continues, along with pre-packaged combinations of compute, storage, and security products.
“There’s a greater amount of bundles that have a datacenter, firewall, and an anti-virus solution combined with a file server infrastructure solution, all for a single price,” DiMarco says.
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