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ArticlesAugust 05, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Azure Ephemeral OS Disks: What Are They and How Do They Benefit MSPs?

Virtual Machines in Azure run on top of the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor on physical hardware inside Azure data centers around the world.  Each VM can be attached to two types of storage: Local and Remote.    Local VM Storage  This type is non-persistent (i.e. volatile) storage that is internal to the physical Hyper-V host that a VM is running on at any given time.  As soon as...

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...

ArticlesJune 27, 2019Joseph LandesChief Revenue Officer

Demystifying Azure Site Recovery

One of the most common questions we get from MSPs who are in the process of building a cloud practice in Microsoft Azure is “what is Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and when should I use it?”  Let’s review this important Azure service from Microsoft and its relevance to MSPs.   Why does ASR exist?  Azure Site...

ArticlesJune 14, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Using Nerdio to Manage Existing Azure Deployments 

The Nerdio Admin Portal (NAP) is a multi-tenant, single-pane-of-glass portal that allows MSPs to manage all of their Azure deployments securely in one place and across all aspects of the IT environment. The NAP can manage VMs, storage, networking, backup, autoscaling, users, virtual desktops, Office 365, mailboxes, security, and much more – all in a...

ArticlesJune 12, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

An MSP’s Guide to Running and Licensing SQL Server in Azure 

One of the most common workloads that MSPs support for their customers are line-of-business applications with a SQL Server database back-end.  This also happens to be one of the more popular Azure workloads.  Microsoft has created several SQL offerings in Azure, including Azure SQL and SQL Managed Instance.  However, most MSPs prefer to start out with...

ArticlesJune 11, 2019Tony CaiPartner Sales Executive

Dissecting Microsoft’s June CSP Partner Incentives

Microsoft holds monthly meetings to share with partners their current incentives for the month. The incentives change slightly depending on the specifics that Microsoft wants partners to focus on. Microsoft’s purpose is to reward and support CSP partners for driving the activation and enabling of customers with Microsoft-based Online Services. Internally, this is known as...

ArticlesJune 03, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

8 Reasons to Move Your Data Center to Microsoft Azure

If you are a Managed Service Provider (MSP) with a focus on managing hosted infrastructure, then you’ve likely invested in creating a data center of your own in a colocation facility.  Such data center deployments can be fun to create and historically have been able to provide significant margin advantages when pricing and selling managed...

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