5. Appirio Offers $1 Million Cloud Computing Guarantee
Appirio is giving solution providers an offer they might find difficult to refuse.
Appirio, a rising cloud computing star and a key partner of both Google and Salesforce, this week guaranteed that businesses that outsource their entire IT infrastructure to Appirio will save at least $1 million a year. And if they don't, Appirio will make up the difference. "It's something we're very confident in offering. This is about [us] putting some skin in the game to help customers make that move to the cloud," Ryan Nichols, head of cloud strategy and sourcing at Appirio, told Channelweb this week.
As a satellite in Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's orbit, Appirio's attention grabbing claim isn't all that unusual, but given Appirio's size, you have to give the company credit for going all-in with such an offer.