new Windows Virtual Desktop is now available!

new Windows Virtual Desktop is now available!

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VideosDecember 04, 2019Elaine Wang

How to Package Azure (Easy Packaging for MSPs)

How to package Azure

Azure is such a big platform that it can be overwhelming to know where to start when building an IT practice in Azure. In this video I’m going to show you how to easily create Azure packages and offers as a managed service provider (MSP). In this video, I will talk about why you need to put in the work upfront, how to make Azure easy to purchase, and how to create simple Azure packages.

VideosNovember 20, 2019Elaine Wang

Azure Reserved Instance Pricing (How Much Does Azure RI Cost an MSP?)

Azure Reserved Instance Pricing

One of the best ways for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to make money selling Azure is by using Azure Reservations or Reserved Instances (RI). In fact, you can save more than 50% on the list price of Azure just by making a reservation on Compute when purchasing Azure. But what does Azure RI cost? And what if you get stuck with unused compute? Nerdio CRO Joseph Landes explains how you won’t be on the hook for any scary amount, and how you can truly make more money selling Microsoft Azure.

VideosOctober 23, 2019Elaine Wang

What is Azure Hybrid Usage? (Hybrid Cloud Benefits)

What is Azure Hybrid Usage? (Hybrid Cloud Benefits)

In this video, I will tell you about Azure hybrid usage and the associated benefits. You’ll learn how it’s one of the easiest ways to make money as an MSP selling Microsoft Azure. Remember that in the world of Azure, you pay for two things: compute and the operating license. If you can stop those two meters from running in Azure, you will make a lot of money as an MSP.

ArticlesOctober 22, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

How to Speed Up Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) With Ephemeral OS Disks – and Save On Storage Costs, Too

Microsoft announced General Availability of Azure Ephemeral OS disks in July of 2019.  This unique Azure feature with a fancy sounding name doesn’t get a tremendous amount of attention but holds great promise for those deploying virtual desktops in Azure with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).  We wrote in detail about ephemeral OS disks and their...

ArticlesOctober 12, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Overcoming the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Session Host Image Management Challenge

The Challenge Desktop virtualization holds the promise to simplify infrastructure management of end-user computing environments and Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) delivers on that promise by offering a multi-session version of Windows 10 Enterprise OS.  Multiple users can be consolidated onto a single VM instance running in Azure thereby reducing the administration and desktop management burden. ...