Race to the CLOUD - make sure you are on the grid


Race to the CLOUD - make sure you are on the grid

Get into the Fast Lane with First Distribution

The cloud has enabled a truly global world. Cloud transformation is no longer simply a buzz word but in fact a reality. During the last five years, Microsoft has been encouraging partners to get ready for the cloud.

Are you ready to devour the opportunity that cloud offers? You may have heard rumblings about Office 365, but you don’t really know if it’s right for you.

As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) you can easily increase your profits by staying ahead of the game. Selling the Microsoft Cloud to your customers not only enables you to facilitate transitioning them to the cloud but also provides you with the following opportunity:

  • Becoming your customers’ trusted advisor
  • Billing your customer and therefore own the relationship end-to-end
  • Bundling the Microsoft Cloud offerings with your own core products and services
  • Giving your customers the ability to scale their licensing requirements as and when they need to



The benefits of you becoming a cloud reseller includes:

  • No more infrastructure expenses
  • A much better TCO offer
  • The ability to focus on Managed and Professional Services as a key revenue driver
  • No more manual license reporting
  • Customers will always have the latest version of licensing they require
  • Office 365 – only select the workloads you require and pay per user
  • Azure – usage based, pay for what you have subscribed to

You may also use your expertise to make extra money. You probably have technical skills, may have done a few data migrations or may have the ability to run training programs. Managed and Professional Services are becoming real opportunities for transforming customers to the cloud.


With more than 12 years’ experience in supporting partners cloud environments with Service Provider Licensing Agreements (SPLA), FIRST DISTRIBUTION is the leading value add distributor and best set to support you to become a Cloud Reseller.

Drive scale and adoption via FirstforCloud

Over the past 3 years First Distribution has invested heavily in a Cloud Service Provider and Managed Service Provider strategy and we are proud to be recognised as the first distributor on the African continent to launch a cloud services brokerage, aptly named “FirstforCloud”.

FirstforCloud enables our partners to obtain their own branded Webstore from us, and to pick and choose cloud services from our cloud catalogue that they wish to resell to their customers. We are most definitely thought leaders in this area and continue to lead the market on this exciting journey.

Our differentiation and essential component of the FirstforCloud platform is that it delivers full cloud enabled ecommerce capability with recurring billing, life cycle management, technical support, cross sell and up sell capability, CSP API integration and multiple billing options and currencies for partners and their customers.

With the phenomenal growth of cloud, FirstforCloud ensures that we bring the most comprehensive catalogue of cloud offerings to our partners. This enables you, the reseller to always be ahead, and an ability to offer an end to end cloud solution addressing all their business needs.

Download more details on the Microsoft Cloud Offering Below:


For more information on First Distribution’s range of Cloud solutions, please contact  microsoft.csp@firstdistribution.com or visit www.firstforcloud.com

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