Nerdio expands entry points into Microsoft Azure for managed service providers

CHICAGO, July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nerdio (www.getnerdio.com), a pioneer in cloud IT automation, today introduced a modular way for managed service providers (MSPs) to build and aggressively grow their IT practice in Microsoft Azure. The company has seamlessly packaged together offerings to help MSPs address specific customer needs in four distinct use cases: Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), Line of Business (LOB) server management, Hosted RDS, and full IT stack (ITaaS).

More and more organizations are intrigued by the power and reach of Azure, including for hybrid deployments. However, many face specific business challenges when it comes to migrating their entire IT infrastructure to the cloud, such as latency or data residency requirements. With its combination of turnkey IT automation platform and use case offerings, Nerdio for Azure is helping MSPs convert more organizations into Azure customers by addressing their preferred public cloud adoption modes.

“Depending on their level of comfort, as well as their customers’ requirements, MSPs are at varying stages of their IT practice in Azure. They are anywhere from the earlier phases of exploration, to ready to jump in with both feet, to already providing Azure-related services but wanting to scale and grow much more rapidly,” said Vadim Vladimirskiy, CEO of Nerdio. “Because not all end-customers are necessarily ready to go full IT stack in Azure, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for more MSPs to address a wider range of use cases, and therefore capture more business through Azure.”

Nerdio has created high-level guides for MSPs outlining each use case with a sample deployment, simple implementation steps, and customer pricing recommendations — with resulting margins ranging from 40 percent to 57 percent. MSPs can then offer any of these packages to customers and use Nerdio for Azure to easily price, provision, manage, and optimize these environments.

The use cases are as follows:

  • DaaS: Eliminate management of local end-user devices by migrating desktops and integrating them with Office 365, SaaS and client/server applications, and provide users with always-on Windows desktop access from any internet-connected device.
  • Hosted RDS: Migrate an existing Remote Desktop Services deployment to Azure or stand up a new one. Harness Azure’s expanded geographical infrastructure and dynamically resize compute resources as necessary.
  • LOB servers: Extend existing network and Azure Active Directory, migrate line-of-business applications and database servers, plus manage server infrastructure and backups in Azure.
  • ITaaS: Migrate the full IT stack to Azure, including servers, desktops, backup and security, email, collaboration, and file storage in Office 365, eliminating the need for any on-premises infrastructure.

Vince Menzione, Strategic Channel & Partner Sales Acceleration Consultant, also commented: “When it comes to facilitating Azure adoption, Nerdio provides MSPs with a unique turnkey SaaS platform and robust array of support services, making it easy and cost effective for MSPs to get more customers onto the Microsoft Cloud. It’s a definitive win-win for everyone: the MSP benefits from scalable, streamlined provisioning and management and increased recurring revenue opportunities, and the customer gets to take full advantage of the enhanced power and capabilities of Azure.”

Nerdio for Azure delivers a definitive, streamlined path to Azure for MSPs and their customers. It allows MSPs to manage everything from pricing to provisioning to management to cost-optimization of IT environments. Further, its centralized management portal allows even non-engineers to handle most tasks in just three clicks or less.

Nerdio will be offering demonstrations of its solution, highlighting latest developments, as well as leading a session on “Market Your Way To Explosive Growth in Customer Acquisition” at Microsoft Inspire, July 15-19, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

For more information about Nerdio for Azure, please visit https://getnerdio.com/nfa/.

About Nerdio       
Nerdio provides ridiculously easy IT automation for managed service providers and their customers. Nerdio Private Cloud is a fully integrated platform that delivers comprehensive IT infrastructure at your fingertips — including virtual hardware, software, security, BDR, and 24/7 tech-nerd support. Nerdio for Azure is IT automation technology that delivers easy pricing, provisioning, management, and cost-optimization of hybrid and full IT environments on Microsoft Azure, allowing MSPs to build and rapidly grow their IT practices in Azure.

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Vanessa Koo
Pulp PR
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