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On Thursday, Microsoft revealed that it has generated $9.5 billion in annual contracted partner revenue in the past two years.
In two years, partners’ earnings from cloud-based services are expected to more than double, according to an MDC Research survey of nearly 1,000 Microsoft cloud partners.
The biggest way partners are helping customers is through data and server migration.
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Microsoft’s partner program — a network of partners who help resell Microsoft’s software to large customers— is a major part of its business.

In fact, 95% of Microsoft’s commercial revenue flows through partners. On Thursday, Microsoft revealed that since the partnership program was introduced two years ago, it has generated $9.5 billion in annual contracted partner revenue. Microsoft also boasts that for every $1 it gets in cloud revenue, a partner makes about $10 on average.

An MDC Research survey of nearly 1,000 Microsoft cloud partners also gave insight into what partners are investing in. According to the survey, partners are choosing to invest more in their cloud businesses. In two years, their earnings from cloud-based services are expected to increase from 26% to 59% in revenue.

“Microsoft is a very partner driven organization,” Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president and One Commercial Partner channel chief, told Business Insider. “We know that in order to deliver value to our customers, we need partners across the industry to finish those solutions and bring them to market. Cloud services has actually accelerated that strategy.”

Read more: Here’s what Amazon’s, Microsoft’s, and Google’s clouds are each best at, according to a survey of 452 IT professionals

This survey also revealed that partners mostly help customers with dealing with business data, which includes storing it and migrating it to the cloud. It said that 71% of partners deliver data migration solutions and 68% deliver server …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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