Educational & Training resources for selling Cloud Services
Welcome to the CloudEd Education & Training Program for our channel partners! This Program offers both guided and self-help educational pathways towards becoming an expert in consulting, recommending & specifying cloud services, and closing more cloud deals for your organization.
The CloudEd Program covers basic and advanced rationales for the cloud computing adoption thought process, as well as hands-on tutorial training on the ComputeNext Marketplace itself. We are honored to be partnering with CompTIA™, the industry-leading channel training & education organization, for all our cloud computing industry educational materials.
We’ve tailored this content to directly address the business challenges with cloud computing, transforming your organization into a service sales business, and providing deeper views into common cloud business workflows such as IT Security, Data Recovery, and Unified Communications.
ComputeNext Marketplace Training
The ComputeNext Marketplace is the key to finding a wealth of new resources and options for sourcing cloud services for tour customers. But, once you find a suitable cloud resource, then what?
This collection of short video tutorials is designed to give you a hands-on, step-by-step training experience on how to use the ComputeNext Marketplace. You can go through them one-by-one from the beginning, or can pick and choose the areas that you want to learn about on your own.
Creating an account on our Cloud Marketplace
In just a few minutes, you’ll be set-up with an account that gives you access to hundreds of cloud services from a variety of cloud providers located around the world. You can provision, procure, and orchestrate these services from a single account, single API, and monitor and control usage for all your customers with a single invoice and business relationship to make it easier for you to build a recurring revenue business in the cloud.
Control and Manage Payment Methods
ComputeNext makes it possible to procure multi-cloud resources and manage the cost of usage with a single payment method as opposed to managing several business relationships to run your cloud service business. Above a certain volume you can work on an invoice basis – this particular video shows how to go in and add your credit card for billing and usage.
Manage Account and Profile Information
Manage the account information and point of contact data for your ComputeNext channel program relationship. All correspondence will be routed as per the info provided here.
Easily Browse Services and Discover New Providers
Only ComputeNext offers such a varied selection of world-class cloud service providers. Whether you are looking for HIPAA compliant managed services or simply scalable public cloud resources for dev/test environments we grant access to the right infrastructure, services, and storage at the right price and service level. Contact your channel manager for even more specific requests and we’ll make sure your customers are satisfied with the choice of service provider.
Deploy Software and Images on Demand
ComputeNext Cloud Marketplace has a number of images preloaded and ready for orchestration and scaling on our platform. You can also deploy private images and manage your own collection and snapshots of software to deploy on the cloud providers we have aggregated for your convenience. This makes it easy to spin up the right service for your customer in a repeatable and scalable fashion.
Spin up a Cloud Server in Minutes
ComputeNext has bundled software with infrastructure-as-a-service templates and VM templates so it’s possible to pick a VM size with an OS or image attached instead of having to run through any kind of customization or additional steps. Simply find the machine type, size, and software you need and provision it. Within minutes your customers will be able to access the software or machine over public IP.
Discovery of Services Made Easy as e-Commerce
Our Marketplace platform has been built with an intuitive interface to make it a simple e-commerce shopping experience for cloud servers, storage, and more. Search, filter, and drill down to find the services you need – where you need them. If you can’t find the services your customers require and don’t have an image available we can help load it onto the platform and make it easy to orchestrate for future use right from your dashboard.
Learn More About Trusted ComputeNext Partners and Cloud Providers
We don’t believe that compute is a commodity – so we share our cloud service providers’ value propositions, features, and platform functionality with our ecosystem so you can measure their value for yourself. Providers may specialize or excel with specific workload types and can help you evaluate them either with data measured through our platform or other intelligence ComputeNext has captured over time.
Find and Instantly Start Using the Software You Need
Our Marketplace makes it possible to search based on your software and application requirements and then choose which infrastructure to deploy it on. Using our familiar e-commerce user experience you can find the stack you require within minutes.
Pause VMs and Workloads and Start Them Again Later
Some cloud service providers will enable you to start, stop, and pause VMs and even pause the billing cycle on your service usage. When workloads are spiky and elastic you can orchestrate cost-effective public cloud workloads by using and running them only when you require them.
Scalable Cloud Storage Can Be Added to VMs
When your compute workload requires additional storage you can find the storage size in blocks and add on to your workload in a simply and scalable fashion. When your customer needs change you can increase or decrease storage on demand, with some cloud service providers offering per GB or per month pricing.
Launch Chef Cookbooks on our Cloud Marketplace
Devops teams and developers can orchestrate and deploy infrastructure as code using the Chef Cookbook deployment method. With Cookbooks, savvy cloud users can push higher-order services with multiple dependencies onto infrastructure and come back to find their workload up and running with the exact configuration and versions they have specified on the cloud infrastructure needed to run it in scalable and on-demand model.