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SkyKick Releases App Syndication, APIs

SkyKick this week introduced two new distribution methods for its partner-focused, cloud management software.

The Seattle-area company already uses its Web site and some distribution relationships to sells its tools for helping partners migrate customers to Office 365 and manage and back up their cloud accounts once the customers are in the cloud.

Now, SkyKick is adding a syndication app that will allow partners to embed SkyKick's white-label migration and backup applications on their own Web sites. According to SkyKick, partners will be able to post the app with just a few lines of code in a process that takes less than an hour.

"I think this is going to be a huge boon for an MSP or a reseller who is doing high volume, and it will make their process more efficient. They can do online marketing, right to a landing page where customers can migrate, back up or manage themselves," says SkyKick Co-Founder/Co-CEO Todd Schwartz. Announced Wednesday, the syndication option will be available around the time of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), which starts July 11.

In addition, SkyKick is opening its APIs to allow developers to build custom cloud management applications or deeper integration with their own systems for migrating and managing cloud customers.

"They can customize the migration experience, the backup experience, however they want to, to fit their business model. This is for the larger end of the channel, [for companies that want] to make an investment in a scalable, unified platform," Schwartz said.

Posted by Scott Bekker on June 23, 2016 at 9:18 AM