March 07, 2019
DENVER, CO (March 7, 2019) – Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that it has been recognized with four 2019 XCellence Awards for Best in Show, Best Channel Program, Boardroom Presentation, and Executive Presentation. The conference was hosted by The Channel Company at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV.
February 11, 2019
Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ryan Walsh, chief channel officer, and Nick Heddy, chief revenue officer, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners.
January 10, 2019
In BuiltIn Colorado's 100 Best Places To Work In Colorado 2019 list, Pax8 ranks #16.
January 01, 2019
As we look back on 2018, we reflect on one of the best year’s in the books for Pax8. And we have our 5,000+ partners to thank for it. With 2018 in the rear view mirror, let’s take a look at the most compelling 2019 predictions from Pax8 executives captured by the leading IT channel publications.
December 19, 2018
As your cloud wingman and a Microsoft partner, Pax8 has developed training opportunities to help Managed Service Providers (MSPs) enhance their expertise and build profitable relationships. We’re born-in-the-cloud, so who better to give you the skills you need to help your customers mitigate data disaster risks, while at the same time enhancing your revenue potential.
December 18, 2018
DENVER, CO (December 18, 2018) – Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced the promotion of Nick Heddy to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In his new role, Heddy will act as a corporate officer responsible for revenue generation processes and ensuring key departments are aligned to create the best wingman experience for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Heddy will continue to report to John Street, CEO at Pax8.
December 13, 2018
DENVER, CO (December 12, 2018) – Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that it has been recognized with an XCellence award for the Best Solutions Pavilion Strategy at the 2018 NexGen Conference & Technology Expo, hosted by The Channel Company. “We are honored to receive this award from the NexGen MSP community,” said Ryan Walsh, chief channel officer at Pax8.
December 12, 2018
Tired of the runaround you get working with traditional distributors when it comes to selling Microsoft products? It’s time to get a wingman. As the leading born-in-the-cloud distributor, Pax8 invites MSPs to give the Pax8 Wingman CSP Program a try and discover a simpler way to sell Microsoft products.
December 07, 2018
Ring out the old year with a look ahead to the new. In our final webinar of the year, we’re bringing together experts from across the channel business and technology community to prognosticate about the techs, trends, opportunities and challenges that will face partners in 2019. Hear from leaders like Nick Heddy, CRO at Pax8 and more.
December 05, 2018
From data breaches to a plethora of malware attacks to compliance enforcement audits, the security headaches facing SMBs continue to grow. This growth is creating more demand for effective data security, and it is evolving the role of the Managed Service Provider (MSP) when it comes delivering security services.
November 28, 2018
Tailored specifically to cloud-focused Managed Service Providers (MSPs), the NexGen Conference and Expo 2018 on December 9-11 invites IT professionals to discover how they can benefit from what Markets and Markets predicts as an expected growth of managed services opportunities from $180.5 billion in 2018 to $282 billion by 2023.
November 22, 2018
On this Thanksgiving holiday, all of us at Pax8 reflect on the blessings we have received in 2018. Here are a few things we are thankful for: Amazing Partners. Each day, we get to work with MSPs who are excited about growing their businesses and discovering new ways to help their clients get ahead with cloud technology. You inspire us to offer more value each day.
November 15, 2018
Being named the best in your field is quite an honor for anyone. Receiving a handful of awards in a given year is pretty impressive. But what do you call it when a company receives 75 awards in one year — and the year’s not over yet? That’s called Pax8. As a born-in-the cloud distributor that understands the complexity of the Managed Service Provider (MSP) world, Pax8 is doing business differently, simplifying how to buy, sell and manage cloud solutions.
November 12, 2018
DENVER, CO (November 12, 2018) – Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized the company with a 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software, and services that are moving the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features, and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges. Pax8 Stax™, the company’s Business Intelligence (BI) tool that enables up-sell and cross-sell opportunities, took top honors in the MSP Technology category.
November 08, 2018
ORLANDO, FL (November 8, 2018) – Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced the addition of five new vendors to the company’s suite of cloud solutions: Acronis, Dropsuite, IRONSCALES, Passportal, and Proofpoint. The announcement was made in conjunction with IT Nation, taking place this week in Orlando, Florida.
November 08, 2018
Pax8 is the Emerging Tech Company of the Year. When a company simplifies things for customers, it can become a disruptor in its industry. Case in point: Pax8.
November 07, 2018
Things are heating up in Orlando Florida this week at today’s kick-off of IT Nation. Pax8 is at the frontline of the event with the most comprehensive ConnectWise integration in the industry, providing MSPs with the ability to customize billing, automate provisioning, import data, and more.
October 31, 2018
On November 7, ConnectWise will kick off IT Nation, and Pax8 will be front and center as an exhibitor at the event. As the recipient of the Biggest Buzz award in years past, stay tuned for exciting Pax8 news that will be released in conjunction with the event next week. While IT Nation takes place annually, Pax8 is constantly improving the ConnectWise integration through partner feedback. If you want to Connect Like a Wingman, you want to check out the best integration ever.
October 24, 2018
This week kicks off the Pax8 + Microsoft Bootcamp in Irvine, California. More than 65 MSPs were selected to receive hands-on learning through Azure-focused labs led by Microsoft and Pax8 technical experts.
October 23, 2018
DENVER, CO (October 23, 2018) – Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced it was awarded the 2018 ASCII Cup and named Success Summit Distributor of the Year for three consecutive years by The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs, and solution providers, at the 2018 ASCII Cup in Seattle, Washington.
October 17, 2018
This past week, Hurricane Michael hit the East Coast of the United States, and the devastation has been making headlines ever since. What started out as a small storm intensified quickly, with little warning. Even with advanced predictive weather analytics in place, the forecast can change with little warning.
October 11, 2018
Even Google isn’t impervious to data breaches. Cybercrime is growing. In fact, a report revealed that the cost of cybercrime damages could rise to $6 trillion annually by 2021. Even more concerning, the average size of data breaches is rising by 24,000+ records per incident.
October 11, 2018
DENVER, CO (October 11, 2018) – Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that Channel Futures has selected Ryan Walsh, Chief Channel Officer at Pax8, as a winner of the 2018 Circle of Excellence Awards.
October 03, 2018
If you’re not already delivering an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering like Microsoft Azure, it’s a good time to start moving in that direction. According to Gartner, PaaS is expected to grow 26% year-over-year by the end of 2018 and reach a total value of $27.3 billion by the end of 2021.
October 01, 2018
Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Craig Donovan, Vice President of Partner Solutions, as one of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should in the IT channel for 2018.
September 26, 2018
Finding the right cloud distributor can be frustrating. Traditional distributors often approach the cloud like they would any other pick, pack, and ship technology, failing to adjust their internal processes and teams to realize the full efficiency gains the cloud can deliver.
September 19, 2018
We’ve been busy providing a different way to approach distribution. Using a traditional pick-pack-and-ship method for cloud service delivery doesn’t work. It sucks all the efficiency and profitability out of cloud opportunities. Pax8 exists to make the cloud a profitable proposition for Managed Service Providers (MSP). Read on to learn about the ways you can take your cloud business to the next level with Pax8.
September 17, 2018
DENVER, CO (September 17, 2018) – Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized the company in its 2018 Cloud Partner Program Guide, a list of leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers’ cloud initiatives.
September 17, 2018
DENVER, CO (September 17, 2018) – Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced new organizational changes and company promotions, including the newly created Senior Vice President of Global Services position for John Walters. Walters previously acted as the company’s Senior Vice President of Service Delivery. In his new role, Walters will lead the strategic direction of the company’s expansion into international markets.
September 12, 2018
The cloud ecosystem is complex. When building a cloud technology stack, companies have hundreds of solutions to choose from. For this reason, many find it easier to partner with an MSP for IT expertise rather than tackle the challenge alone.
September 05, 2018
DENVER, CO (September 5, 2018) – Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that Ken Patterson has joined the company as director of Community. In his role, Ken will manage the company’s community outreach program and partner relationships, providing the education, tools, and support for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in the IT channel. Ken will report to Jennifer Bodell, vice president of Channel at Pax8.
September 05, 2018
At Pax8, we’ve made sizable investments in building platforms that help MSPs deliver cloud services in an easy-to-manage and profitable manner. The biggest value-add we’ve delivered this year is Pax8 Stax™, a proprietary Business Intelligence (BI) solution available exclusively to Pax8 partners. This tool provides instant visibility to more up-sell and cross-sell opportunities within your existing customer base.
August 29, 2018
Microsoft’s August 31, 2018 CSP Direct partner deadline is fast-approaching. By this date, partners must either purchase support packages that cost a minimum of $15,000 or get comparable services from a distribution partner.
August 23, 2018
During an education session, part of the business strategy conference track at Channel Partners Evolution, Oct. 9-12, in Philadelphia, Nick Heddy, Pax8‘s senior vice president of sales and marketing, will share tips for incentivizing your team to sell cloud services.
August 23, 2018
DENVER, CO (August 23, 2018) - Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that it has been recognized with five XCellence awards at the 2018 XChange Conference, hosted by The Channel Company, for Best in Show, Executive Presentation, Boardroom Execution, Solutions Pavilion Strategy, and Channel Program.
August 22, 2018
This week, Pax8 took the main stage at The Channel Company's XChange event in San Antonio, Texas, to speak to more than 400 MSPs about how to adapt and evolve to the changing landscape of IT.
August 17, 2018
Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that Michael Dehmlow, the company's chief technology officer (CTO), has been honored with a prestigious C-Suite award by the Denver Business Journal. Dehmlow is part of a select group of honorees that has demonstrated a commitment to community involvement and contributions, leadership in business, and organizational success.
August 15, 2018
DENVER, CO (August 15, 2018) - Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, was recognized by Inc. for ranking number 68 on the 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Oracle, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
August 15, 2018
Growth is important. If your practice doesn't have the right people, tools, and processes in place, you'll find it difficult to thrive. At Pax8, we're thrilled to be ranked #68 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List because it demonstrates our commitment to the IT channel. This ranking represents a three-year sales growth of 4,393%.
August 09, 2018
How well does your distributor match up to your needs and values as a company? Ask yourself these simple questions: Do I get the support I need? Is my provisioning fast and seamless? Are they constantly improving their technology to better meet the needs of my business?
August 02, 2018
DENVER, CO (August 1, 2018) - Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named John Street, chief executive officer at Pax8, to its 2018 list of Top 100 Executives. This annual list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today's IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities, or forging innovative routes to success.
August 01, 2018
Two of the biggest challenges every business owner faces are (1) productivity and (2) data-loss prevention. Without enough productivity, a venture could easily fail. So also, if an organization experiences irreversible data loss on a large scale, years of effort can be lost in an instant.
July 31, 2018
DENVER, CO (July 31, 2018) - Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced a new agreement with Axcient/eFolder, a market leader in data protection and business continuity solutions for the IT channel, to offer Anchor and Cloudfinder to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) throughout North America. The announcement was made in conjunction with CompTIA's ChannelCon taking place this week in Washington, DC.
July 31, 2018
Six years ago, Pax8 CEO John Street set out to change the distribution model. Today, the cloud distributor has 4,000 partners and grew revenue 317 percent over the last year.
July 25, 2018
Protecting your business is a must in today's climate. Your customers rely on you for business-critical services, because when you're down, so are they. For this reason, business continuity should be automatically wrapped into every solution you use internally and sell to clients.
July 24, 2018
Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that Ryan Walsh, chief channel officer at Pax8 and co-chair of the CompTIA Advisory Council, has been selected to speak at the CompTIA ChannelCon Conference, the IT industry's premier education, networking, and partnering event that is taking place in Washington, DC from July 31 - August 2, 2018, themed "The Business of Technology."
July 17, 2018
Support. It's something a lot of cloud distributors promise, but few deliver. When it comes to delivering cloud services at the speed of business, you need a marketplace that does the heavy lifting for you. You need a Cloud Wingman.
July 16, 2018
Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced its Wingman Professional Services Program, offering manages service providers (MSPs) access to customized cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions built by the highly-skilled Pax8 cloud architects and engineers. The announcement was made in conjunction with Microsoft Inspire, taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
July 11, 2018
In just 4 days, the 2018 Microsoft Inspire event kicks off in Vegas. There's still time to join the 16,000+ technologists who attend this event annually. Growing in attendance each year, this event aims to make sure Microsoft Cloud partners are ready for the road ahead. If you want to achieve more with cloud, attend the Pax8 session at Microsoft Inspire to discover how Pax8 Stax™ is enabling the fastest growing CSP program on Tuesday, July 17 from 5:30 to 5:50 p.m. at Theater 3.
July 06, 2018
Wish there was a program custom-built for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) enablement? Look no further than Pax8's new Wingman Professional Services Program. This enablement program gives Pax8's managed service provider (MSP) partners access to customized solutions built by the highly-skilled Pax8 cloud architects.
June 27, 2018
As a MSP, you know firsthand how tricky keeping track of each element of your business can be-especially if you sell cloud services. There are so many small moving parts that if things aren't automated and organized properly, chaos ensues.
June 20, 2018
The hottest PSA integration of the summer is now available. Autotask now fully integrates with our quote-to-cash marketplace, Command Console. This addition gives Pax8 partners that use Autotask the ability to centralize and manage all their customer information, data, and cloud business in one spot.
June 18, 2018
DENVER, CO (June 18, 2018) - Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced an integration with AutoTask®, provider of a cloud-based IT business management platform that enables efficiency, accountability, and access to the metrics that drive intelligent business decisions. The integration offers Managed Service Providers (MSPs) the ability to seamlessly import company data, export products and services, and update contracts with accurate billing information from AutoTask into the innovative Pax8 Command Console. The announcement was made in conjunction with DattoCon, taking place this week in Austin, Texas.
June 16, 2018
Plenty of cloud companies have partner programs for VARs and MSPs. But how can channel partners gain an integrate view of all the multi-vendor cloud workloads they’re managing for customers — and potential upsell or cross sell opportunities associated with those workloads? One potential answer comes from cloud distributor Pax8, and the company’s recently launched Pax8 Stax effort. According to the company, Pax8 Stax “offers a real-time, aggregated view of the entire suite of cloud solutions MSPs are offering their customers. This enables the MSP to see market penetration opportunities by customer group and fill in the technology gaps.”
June 13, 2018
Scrambling to avoid new Microsoft CSP Program support fees of $15,000 to $50,000? You're not alone, many managed service providers (MSPs) like you are trying to find a workaround before the August 31, 2018 deadline hits.
June 06, 2018
Moving your Microsoft CSP Program business over to Pax8 could save you $15,000. In case you haven't already heard, the whole program has been revised. Now, MSPs must meet higher support standards if they want to continue to partner with Microsoft directly.
May 30, 2018
You've likely heard the news that Microsoft is changing the CSP direct program. Starting August 31, CSP direct partners will be required to pay a minimum of $15,000 per year for partner support. Luckily, this isn't your only option.
May 23, 2018
If you're a Microsoft CSP Program partner, listen up. You could be paying a direct bill support fee of $15,000 or more if you don't switch to Pax8 by August 31, 2018. Instead of paying more, partner with Pax8 to deliver the same great support your customers have come to expect without the added cost.
May 21, 2018
Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced the addition of Symantec™ Endpoint Protection (SEP) Mobile to its suite of Symantec cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) security solutions. The offering provides Managed Service Providers (MSPs) with a comprehensive, accurate, and effective mobile threat defense solution, delivering in-depth threat intelligence in order to predict and detect a broad range of existing and unknown threats.
May 16, 2018
With all the recent large-scale data breaches in the news, it comes as no surprise that legislation is being passed to better protect customer and employee data. Case in point, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in just a few days-May 25, 2018.
May 14, 2018
Pax8, the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jennifer Bodell, vice president of Channel, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list and the Power 100, a subset of the CRN Women of the Channel who have earned a special distinction based on their exemplary record of success and their level of influence in the channel.
May 10, 2018
Growing your recurring revenue selling managed services just got easier. Pax8 Stax™ gives MSPs visibility into existing cross-sell and up-sell opportunities within their existing customer base.
April 25, 2018
We talked to five local companies about the steps they’ve taken to curate a meaningful and positive culture and how those efforts have evolved over time.... VP of Sales Jared Pangretic discussed how the company’s scrappy bootstrapped roots...
April 20, 2018
It’s no secret that cloud sales are booming. IDC predicts cloud-services sales will reach $277 billion by 2021, up from the anticipated $160 billion this year... It’s a philosophy that cloud distributor Pax8 and its MSP partner base adhere to as well.
April 19, 2018
Cloud services distributor Pax8 this week rolled out its MSP-focused Stax Designer platform into beta testing to give channel partners an opportunity to try out its ability to offer customized and easily configured software stacks to customers...
April 17, 2018
Unique offerings can fetch a higher price. That’s a given, but differentiating oneself in the cloud is tricky. Many managed service providers (MSPs) sell the same solutions, making it all too easy for end customers to compare services apples-to-apples.
April 13, 2018
Microsoft delivers trusted products, and Pax8 adds the tools and services that make selling these services far more efficient. Microsoft cloud services are cornerstones that your end customers have come to rely on. It’s hard to win new clients withou