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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 07, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Microsoft Drops the Cost of Licensing WVD Deployments by 25%

Although not the case in every single deployment scenario, for the vast majority of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) deployments for SMBs, Microsoft has dropped the price by 25%!  As most Managed Service Providers (MSP) cater to the SMB market, this recent development will significantly decrease the cost per-user for the majority of their WVD deployments.  For those not familiar with WVD, take a look at this recent post: What MSPs...

ArticlesMay 27, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

How to Create Azure Offers & Packages

Contents Why package Azure? Productization Differentiation A Case Study Example: HeadInTheCloud Services, Inc. Bundling Azure Service Categories Features versus Add-ons Pricing Azure Presenting Azure to Customers Why package Azure? You made the decision to transform your MSP practice by leveraging the latest cloud technologies and you decided that Azure and Office 365 are your preferred...

ArticlesMay 21, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

How to Make More Money Selling Microsoft Azure

Contents Introduction Lever 1 – Become a CSP Lever 2 – Azure Reservations Lever 3 – Azure Hybrid Usage and CSP Software Subscriptions Lever 4 – Auto-Scaling for Cost Optimization Lever 5 – Burstable VM Instances Conclusion   For an MSP building a cloud practice in Azure, one of the most important considerations is to...

ArticlesMay 15, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Terminology, Hierarchy, and Resources 

In this post we’ll be going through some of the more important Microsoft Azure fundamentals.    Contents Azure Terminology Accounts, Tenants, and Subscriptions Resource Groups and Resources Object Hierarchy Overview Azure Resources Compute (Virtual Machines) Anatomy of a Virtual Machine Storage Network Azure Terminology    The first step in building an MSP cloud practice with...

ArticlesMay 15, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Everything MSPs Need to Know About Windows Virtual Desktop

On March 21st, 2019, Microsoft announced their public preview of the highly anticipated Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).  We’ve collected everything a Managed Service Provider (MSP) needs to know about the new service below. We’ll continue to add to this article as we learn more, so check back if new information comes up.   Contents Windows...

ArticlesMay 09, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

How to Migrate QuickBooks to Azure in a Single Afternoon Using Nerdio for Azure Professional

QuickBooks is one of the most popular applications used by small and mid-size (SMB) businesses.  Although many have adopted QuickBooks Online (a web browser-based version), the desktop version remains extremely popular and is the standard in accounting software for most SMBs. The desktop version of QuickBooks (QB) is a client/server application with the data stored...

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