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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 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...

ArticlesJune 26, 2019Pete LangasDirector, Sales & Business Development

Microsoft (M365) vs. Office (O365): Licensing Explained

The first step most Managed Service Providers (MSPs) take to move their customer’s business to the cloud is with Office 365—the cloud productivity suite from Microsoft.  Microsoft currently offers two main plans for its cloud productivity services: Office 365 and Microsoft 365. In this article, we will explain the differences and help you understand when...

ArticlesJune 24, 2019Amol DalviVP, Product

How Microsoft Made Azure an Easy Choice for MSPs 

Nearly two-thirds of all Fortune 500 companies have turned to Microsoft Azure as their trusted cloud computing solution. Astoundingly, Microsoft Azure currently accepts an average of 1,000 customers daily. Companies large and small turn to Microsoft Azure for scalable, reliable, and secure cloud storage, data recovery, and business solutions. It wasn’t always that easy, and...

ArticlesMay 03, 2019Nerdio

Newly Unveiled Nerdio for Azure Core Allows MSPs to Quickly and Profitably Build an IaaS Practice in Microsoft Azure

Nerdio for Azure Core provides Managed Service Providers (MSPs) with a simplified plan for transitioning to Microsoft Azure via a cost-effective, per-customer account pricing model Nerdio, a pioneer in Microsoft Azure IT automation, announced today the launch of Nerdio for Microsoft Azure Core in response to market demand from MSPs looking to quickly build Infrastructure-as-a-Service...

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