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ArticlesOctober 22, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

How to Speed Up Windows Virtual Desktop 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...

ArticlesSeptember 30, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Windows Virtual Desktop and What it Means For the World of Technology and User Productivity 

Today is a big day for the world of technology and user productivity.  Many may not see it as such and just dismiss Microsoft’s announcement of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) general availability as another feature innovation from their ever-evolving and growing Azure cloud. However, having been neck-deep in the virtual desktop industry for 20 years,...

ArticlesSeptember 18, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Nerdio’s 5 Core Design Principles: What Sets Us Apart and Preps MSPs for Azure Success

Underpinning Nerdio’s mission of empowering managed service providers (MSPs) to build successful cloud practices in Microsoft Azure through our easy to use deployment, pricing/packaging, management, and cost optimization IT automation software are five core product design principles:   No customer lock-in. Earn the business month-after-month through automation, simplification, and exceptional support. Stay out of the critical...

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 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...

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