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The Boxing Gloves Are Off: Take an Extended Range of IaaS to the Market

The Boxing Gloves Are Off: Take an Extended Range of IaaS to the Market | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Competing in the match of the decade, the cloud boxing ring is one of
fierce competition where only the strong will survive. Arming yourself to
compete is not only advisable, but absolutely necessary in order to have a
fighting chance at victory. (Guest blog post by Flexiant) 
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New @OdinPlatform guest blog from @Flexiant on competing in the #IaaS market space. Check it out, and take advantage of some insightful advice.

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Microsoft Picks Blacknight For Office 365 Partnership - BizPlus

Microsoft Picks Blacknight For Office 365 Partnership - BizPlus | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Domain register and hosting company Blacknight has been greenlighted by Microsoft to bundle Office 365 services through its own store. Blacknight was selected as the only Irish provider of Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider products and has also been awarded the highest tier of participation to offer the greatest level of service. According to Martin Cullen, … Continued
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Congrats! @blacknight on becoming a #MicrosoftCSP with @MSCloud and your plans to deliver #Office365 using @OdinPlatform. 

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BCX debuts Azure pay-as-you-go cloud

BCX debuts Azure pay-as-you-go cloud | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
As the only gold certified Microsoft Cloud Operating System Network (COSN) partner in Africa, Business Connexion (BCX) has launched the first pay-as-you-go service for Windows Azure Pack out of its...
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Odin partner Business Connexion (BCX), the only gold certified Microsoft Cloud Operating System Network (COSN) partner in Africa,has launched the first pay-as-you-go service for Windows Azure Pack using Odin Service Automation.  Congrats! 

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Microsoft WPC 2015 Recap: Overwhelming Interest in Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program and Odin Service Automation

Microsoft WPC 2015 Recap: Overwhelming Interest in Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program and Odin Service Automation | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Last week, more than 15,000 participants attended the Microsoft Worldwide
Partners Conference (WPC) in Orlando. The convention’s theme was “new
innovations and partner opportunities with Microsoft,” and one of the
hottest topics was the Microsoft CSP program. On the event’s first day,
Microsoft announced...
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Missed Microsoft #WPC15?  Here's a nice recap of the highlights from Odin's perspective.  Overall, Microsoft CSPs are very interested in the Odin Service Automation platform, and Odin continues to be a leading enabler of Microsoft cloud services - now supporting O365, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft Azure and Dynamics CRM.

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13 Companies Every Microsoft Cloud Partner Should Consider

13 Companies Every Microsoft Cloud Partner Should Consider | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
These 13 companies are just some of Microsoft's not-so-secret (but incredibly important) weapons as the software behemoth does battle in the increasingly competitive cloud wars.
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Great article from CRN. Of course Odin is one of the 13. This list also includes Odin partners BitTitan, Rackspace, Hostway, AppRiver ... and Nintex, a local company where a bunch of former colleagues work.

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Odin Helps Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Partners Automate Service Delivery

Odin Helps Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Partners Automate Service Delivery | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Odin Service Automation is one of the first platforms available for partners to automate the end-to-end service delivery, customer management and billing across Microsoft Azure services, Office 365, the Enterprise Mobility Suite, together with hundreds of other Odin-enabled services. Read More
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The WHIR from Microsoft #WPC15 on Odin Service Automation and the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program, and automation. 

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OzHosting Office 365 Case Study from Microsoft

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Of course, OzHosting, a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) is using Odin Service Automation to deliver Office 365 - because it's the Platform of Choice for Microsoft CSPs

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Contextual Cross-selling and Upselling with Odin Service Automation - YouTube

See how Odin Service Automation can automate strategic cross-selling and upselling of relevant cloud services for cloud service providers.
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Contextual cross-selling and upselling is what's cool in #cloud. Watch how @OdinPlatform is enabling service providers to do this with #O365 and other #MSFT cloud services

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Mike Riolo Appointed Odin General Manager and Vice President of Sales for the Americas

Mike Riolo Appointed Odin General Manager and Vice President of Sales for the Americas | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Mike Riolo Appointed Odin General Manager and Vice President of Sales for the Americas
RENTON, WA – June 2, 2015 – Odin today announced that Mike Riolo assumed the position of general manager and vice president of Sales for the Americas. Riolo had served as vice president of Cloud Services Automation for Odin since 2009 and held the title of vice president of Sales for the Service Provider Division five years prior to that.
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Congrats Mike.

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Cobweb - Delivering Complete Cloud Solutions in Partnership with Odin - YouTube

Cobweb work in partnership with Odin to deliver a large portfolio of services, enabling businesses to create flexible, complete cloud solutions to meet their...
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Video case study from #OdinSummit 2015 featuring @Cobwebsolutions,  @Ciriusmessaging and @OdinPlatform

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How Virtuozzo improves Docker security

How Virtuozzo improves Docker security | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Odin has recently announced support of Docker containers in Virtuozzo. This move is part of executing on our vision of Virtuozzo becoming the heart of container infrastructure platforms which are best suited in environments where security and performance are the most critical requirements.
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How Virtuozzo improves Docker security. Interesting read for those with or considering container technology for virtualization.

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Tips for Driving Sales of Premium Cloud-based Anchor Products

Tips for Driving Sales of Premium Cloud-based Anchor Products | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Staying relevant in today’s competitive cloud landscape requires a new
level of flexibility, ingenuity, and integration to other cloud products
and services. Top of mind for many service providers are security
enhancements and add-ons, such as secure messaging and productivity tools,
which are becoming a necessity for every business. Key to the adoption of
these tools is choosing products that add the most business value, are easy
to use, and increase productivity and collaboration.

When it comes to ISVs looking to enhance and position their solutions – and
for service providers who want to identify the best add-ons for their
anchor products – the following four elements should be top of mind:
automation, enablement, integration, and bundling.
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Guest blog from Cameron Burke of Cirius.  Automation, Enablement, Integration, Bundling.  Check it out!

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We’ve Changed Our Name – Parallels Service Provider Business is Now Odin

We’ve Changed Our Name – Parallels Service Provider Business is Now Odin | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Mark Twain once said the difference between the right word and the almost
right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
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Our name might be changing, but the products our partners depend on and the value we bring to them will not.

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Web Business Builder - Odin

Web Business Builder - Odin | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Web Business Builder: A new website builder designed specifically for reselling by Hosting Providers, Telcos & Distributors
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With Odin Web Business Builder powered by Yola, you can choose from 17 languages. Learn more about that and other features here: http://bit.ly/1D2F7en

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INGRAM - Microsoft CSP Case Study Video

The Office Partner Marketing team has worked with several CSP Partners to create compelling CSP Case Studies and videos that you can leverage with partners interested…
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Nice Microsoft Case Study video about @IngramCloud and the @MSCloud  CSP program. Ingram's partner marketplace is built on the @OdinPlatform  Odin Service Automation.

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Cobweb catches a ‘first’ with Odin cloud platform | Cobweb Solutions Ltd

Cobweb catches a ‘first’ with Odin cloud platform | Cobweb Solutions Ltd | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Cobweb catches a ‘first’ with Odin cloud platform
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Cobweb is the first #Microsoft #CSP to fully integrate and transact a customer through Odin Service Automation.  Congrats to Cobweb!

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The Syndication Strategy: Three Myths about Cloud Syndication

The Syndication Strategy: Three Myths about Cloud Syndication | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Did you watch television or listen to the radio sometime today? If so,
chances are that you recently participated in a syndication model – but
television and radio aren’t the only mediums that profit from syndication.
So does the cloud. 
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A fresh take on offering syndicated cloud services.

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Odin Supports Automation of Azure Services through the Microsoft CSP Program

Odin Supports Automation of Azure Services through the Microsoft CSP Program | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Service providers can now offer more Microsoft Azure services through Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program.
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@ChannelProSMB at #WPC2015 on @OdinPlatform, @Azure and the Microsoft CSP program.

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By extending automation to Microsoft Azure, Odin offers a lift to aspiring cloud services providers

By extending automation to Microsoft Azure, Odin offers a lift to aspiring cloud services providers | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
By Patrick Houston, SMB Nation editor-in-chiefChannel partners can take another step up the ladder to recurring revenue and services. This time, the rung comes courtesy of Odin, the formerly named Parallels services provider business. It announced at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference that its automated provisioning platform for Offic...
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SMBNation from Microsoft #WPC15 on Odin announcing support for Microsoft Azure for Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs).

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Odin Service Automation is One of the First to Enable Microsoft Azure Services through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program

Odin Service Automation is One of the First to Enable Microsoft Azure Services through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
RENTON, WA – July 14, 2015 – Odin today became one of the first companies to support automation of Azure services offered through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.
Announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, service providers can now offer Azure services through the CSP program. Partners can manage the lifecycle of their own customers with direct provisioning, billing and 24/7 support of Microsoft cloud services. When combined with on-premises Windows Azure Pack services, service providers can deliver a hybrid cloud offering based on Azure technologies.
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Odin today became one of the first companies to support automation of Azure services offered through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

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Flexiant Releases New APS Package for Odin Service Automation

Flexiant Releases New APS Package for Odin Service Automation | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it

New APS package controls the Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator API to integrate functionality into the Odin Service Automation platform

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"Any Odin customer or service provider evaluating the Odin Service Automation platform can now add best of breed cloud orchestration for IaaS easily delivered by Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator. By using the APS Package, service providers can add IaaS orchestration to their Odin store front to sell compute, network and storage.”

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Odin Summit 2015 Keynote - Birger Steen

Odin Summit 2015 Keynote - Birger Steen | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
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If you didn't attend #Odin Summit (or even if you did), you can check out Birger Steen's opening keynote.

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Odin Joins OpenStack Foundation as Gold Member

Odin Joins OpenStack Foundation as Gold Member | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Parallels’ service provider business, now known as Odin, has been approved as a Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation, according to an announcement on Monday. The OpenStack Summit takes place this week in Vancouver. Read More
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 “We’re committed to bringing OpenStack to hosting providers and working closely with the community to extend the reach and utility of container-based systems.”

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Adapt or perish: How Cobweb overcame the threat of Office 365

Adapt or perish: How Cobweb overcame the threat of Office 365 | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Vendors are increasingly offering SaaS solutions that might circumnavigate the channel. How did Europe's largest Hosted Exchange provider learn to live with Office 365?
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A new look for @Cobwebsolutions, and a good story about how they are approaching #Office365 via #Microsoft #CSP program

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Product release: Dell Wyse vWorkspace for Parallels Automation

Product release: Dell Wyse vWorkspace for Parallels Automation | The Scoop on Odin Service Automation and APS | Scoop.it
Extend your investment in Parallels & deliver desktops to your customers w/ Wyse vWorkspace for Parallels Automation http://t.co/mH7ovk9WER
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Dell Wyse vWorkspace for Parallels Automation is an extension to Wyse vWorkspace to bridge communication between a Parallels Automation environment and a vWorkspace desktop infrastructure. Dell utilized Parallels’ Application Packaging Standard (APS) to create a web-based application to enable the bridge. 

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