Dell today expanded its IT-as-a-service enabled offerings for managed service providers (MSPs) with the introduction of CloudRunner in North America, EMEA and APAC. Dell and CloudRunner, Inc., a leading innovator in desktop-as-a-service delivery, have collaborated to easily deliver cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses. The turnkey, platform-based CloudRunner solution enables MSPs to expand easily into cloud services. Dell has already seen strong adoption from North American MSPs, with particularly robust SMB traction in the healthcare, financial services and legal industries.

SMB customers expect simple cloud solutions that deliver easy access to business-critical applications and data. Dell enables customers to adopt cloud in a way that helps them meet their business needs. For SMB customers seeking greater flexibility in their IT purchase and consumption models, CloudRunner from Dell represents an innovative approach that delivers cloud services via a pay-for-value-as-consumed model to accelerate cloud adoption. Through the platform, which runs on a variety Microsoft and Dell products, SMB customers can access to all their applications and data simply, securely and in a consumer-like experience.

“SMBs want easy-to-use technology they can consume and pay for through a predictable, pay-as-you-go monthly model. With CloudRunner, Dell partners achieve this goal by delivering a complete, turnkey platform that automates commodity IT services delivered in a click-together experience for SMB IT needs,” said Darrin Swan, director of worldwide sales and business development, Dell Service Provider Program. “Dell is committed to helping our MSP partners drive additional recurring revenue by ensuring their position as trusted technical advisors to their SMB customers.”

With CloudRunner from Dell, SMB customers get anywhere, anytime access to all their business applications in a familiar Windows desktop, on any device. Customers' applications and data follow them wherever they go and are accessible from any laptop, tablet, desktop or smartphone. All this, with the confidence that their applications and data are secure, protected and compliant. Additionally, CloudRunner from Dell enables MSPs and their customers by:

  • Providing a proven, cloud services platform for faster time-to-market under their own brand;
  • Enabling customers to pay-as-you-go rather than having to buy on-site servers and other network gear;
  • Automating IT-as-a-service management and billing, reducing staff needs;
  • Scaling quickly and easily to add capacity for growth;
  • Offering a vast library of line of business and productivity applications; and,
  • Turnkey partner go-to-market and enablement content and campaigns.

“The powerful combination of CloudRunner’s platform and Dell’s solutions enable Dell’s MSP partner ecosystem to drive cloud solution adoption simply, efficiently and aggressively,” said John P. Gorst, CEO of CloudRunner. “With more than 600 client server applications already running on our platform, MSPs can instantly deploy applications on virtual desktops on a mass scale, freeing up their customers to focus on their core business and leave IT management to the experts.”

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Dell CloudRunner is available today to MSPs. To learn more about CloudRunner and creating a winning partnership with Dell, visit

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