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ArticlesJuly 16, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

What MSPs Need to Know About Azure Lighthouse

On July 11th, 2019, just three days before Inspire, Microsoft announced the general availability of a new Azure technology called Azure Lighthouse.  Lighthouse promises to provide “capabilities for cross customer management at scale for partners to differentiate and benefit from greater efficiency and automation.”  A great, deep under-the-hood overview of Azure Lighthouse can be found...

ArticlesJuly 11, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

How to Migrate to Microsoft Azure: Strategies for MSPs

Cloud migration is a broad and complex topic. Having automated and assisted Managed Service Providers (MSPs) with over 1,000 customer cloud deployments, we’ve developed deep expertise on the topic and numerous best-practices to ensure the projects are successful.   In this article, we’ll review several migration strategies across the most relevant dimensions of the IT...

ArticlesJuly 09, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

The 20-Year Journey to Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a groundbreaking announcement from Microsoft, but this move has been a long time coming. In fact, WVD has a twenty-year history, if you look into it. We’ve gone through and identified the path through history that has led us to Windows Virtual Desktop – Microsoft’s comprehensive desktop and app cloud...

ArticlesJuly 02, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Azure Reserved Instances Explained

In this article, we will take a detailed look at how Azure Reserved Instances affect the cost of Azure compute consumption.  This is not an introductory article, but more of a 300-level illustration using a specific example to demonstrate the salient points.  If you’re not familiar with Reserved Instances, take a look at Lever 2 of How to Make More Money...

ArticlesJuly 01, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Breaking Down Azure VM Series: A, B, D, E, N 

Virtual Machines (VMs) in Azure come in predefined sizes that are called  families  or  series.  An individual VM is often referred to as an  instance.  Different VM families are designed for common use-cases and are comprised of certain amounts of CPU cores and GB of RAM.  It’s not possible to arbitrarily mix and match CPU...