CRN's 2019 Products Of The Year
CRN editors looked at the best new products and major updates of 2019 and then turned to solution providers to choose the winners based on technology, revenue and profit opportunities, and customer demand.
Microsoft Azure has transformed into a more manageable service for both larger and smaller partners that represents one of the fastest growth opportunities in the channel, solution providers have told CRN. Azure is now “a great fit for the SMB market,” said Travis Adair, principal partner and vice president at Columbia, Mo.-based InfiniTech Consulting. “Microsoft has made it a lot easier for us to understand and to make money off the product,” he said. In CRN’s 2019 Products of the Year survey, solution providers ranked Azure as No. 1 in all three subcategories—Technology, Revenue and Profit, and Customer Demand.
Finalist: Amazon Web Services
In CRN’s 2019 Products of the Year survey of solution providers, Amazon Web Services ranked at No. 2 overall among the five public cloud providers included in the survey. AWS ranked at No. 2 in the Customer Demand subcategory while ranking at No. 4 in Technology and at No. 5 in Revenue and Profit.
Finalist: Google Cloud
Solution providers ranked Google Cloud at No. 3 overall among public cloud providers in CRN’s 2019 Products of the Year survey. Google Cloud ranked at No. 3 in the Customer Demand subcategory, at No. 4 in Revenue and Profit, and at No. 5 in Technology.
Finalist: IBM Cloud
IBM Cloud was ranked by solution providers at No. 4 overall in public cloud in CRN’s 2019 Products of the Year survey. IBM Cloud ranked at No. 2 in the Technology subcategory, while ranking at No. 3 in Revenue and Profit. However, solution providers ranked IBM at No. 5 in Customer Demand for public cloud.
Finalist: Oracle Cloud
In CRN’s 2019 Products of the Year survey, solution providers gave Oracle Cloud the No. 5 ranking among public cloud providers. Oracle Cloud ranked at No. 2 in the Revenue and Profit subcategory, at No. 3 in Technology and at No. 4 in Customer Demand.