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ArticlesDecember 10, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

What is the “New Azure Commerce Experience in CSP” and “Azure Plan” and What Does It Mean for MSPs?

On November 1st, 2019, Microsoft launched a new commerce experience for CSP partners.  It is somewhat challenging to understand what this announcement is all about and what it means to managed service providers (MSPs) who resell Azure and other Microsoft products via the CSP program.  In this article, I’m going to answer some of the most...

VideosOctober 23, 2019Liz HoscheidDirector of Marketing

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. ...

ArticlesOctober 08, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

How to Optimize Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Azure Costs With Event-based Autoscaling and Azure VM Scale Sets

At Nerdio, we see thousands of Azure environments running virtual desktops provisioned using our technology.  This gives us a high level view into the relative cost breakdown of an average virtual desktop Azure environment.  The typical breakdown we see is this:   Compute (VMs): 68% Storage (managed disks): 22% Backup: 6% Bandwidth, VPN, IPs and...