Kaseya, at a recent dinner celebrating its leading South African managed services providers (MSPs), revealed that, in the 48 months since the inception of its local office, it had grown its number of MSPs from two to 130 – managing in excess of 119 000 end-points.
Mark Sutherland, president and co-founder of Kaseya, was in the country to attend the event and deliver the keynote address at Kaseya Evolution, the company's annual end-user conference. “The software space,” he says, “is one with unlimited growth potential. Additionally, the pace of change is doing nothing if not accelerating.”
As a result, MSPs need tools that will assist them in managing exponential growth, while making IT completely seamless, he says.
The awards were broken into three categories: MSPs servicing 500 end-points or less; those servicing between 500 and 2 500 end-points; and providers managing in excess of 2 500 end-points. In delivering the awards, Garth Hayward, regional manager for Kaseya Africa, said some partners, especially within the 500 to 2 500 end-point category, had seen a 200% to 400% growth in their businesses in a 48-month period – a testament to increasing demand and growth in the industry.
The first category was won by Onero – a two-man organisation servicing 500 end-points. The company has seen consistent growth and, says Hayward, “exhibits an unfailing attention to customer satisfaction”.
The accolade for the second category, for MSPs servicing between 500 and 2 500 end-points, was awarded to Network Configurations, a KwaZulu-Natal-based provider that has been in operation since 1999. Since adopting Kaseya three years ago, it has grown the number of computers it services by a staggering 400%.
Bytes MS won in the final category, and has been working with Kaseya tools for three years. The company focuses on the needs of medium-sized to large corporations, and delivers enabled technology services. “Bytes MS has impressed us with its consistent innovation and ability to engineer solutions that deliver stable, scalable environments to customers that are reliant on security and 100% uptime.
“We have a partner network that reflects extraordinarily well on the Kaseya brand,” says Hayward. “These businesses are innovative and passionate, and we are seeing remarkable growth in an industry that is under extreme pressure currently. We look forward to continued success in the future.”