Nerdio Manager for MSP is an Azure managed application that empowers Managed Service Providers to build successful Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) practices. Automatically provision a complete WVD environment in under an hour, connect to an existing deployment in minutes, manage all your clients in a single pane of glass admin portal, and optimize their WVD environment with powerful autoscaling.
Significant Savings Achievable
Nerdio Manager for MSP can be connected to any existing WVD deployment and delivers savings of up to 75% on Azure compute and storage costs. Nerdio’s experts will guide you on your journey to building a successful cloud practice in Microsoft Azure.
Deploy a complete WVD environment in under an hour or connect to an existing WVD deployment in minutes
Advanced auto-scaling for savings up to 75%
Below are some of the features Nerdio Manager for MSP provides. Click the icons for more information.
Complete Cost of Azure Infrastructure and Software Licensing
Obtain a complete cost picture of an Azure WVD environment inclusive of Azure infrastructure, Microsoft 365 licensing, add-on licenses (like SQL server), bandwidth, VPN and other related recurring and upfront costs.
Best-Practices Recommendations on RIs, AHB
Nerdio’s cost estimator will detect intended usage patterns and recommend the number of Reserved Instances (RIs) to maximize Azure compute savings
Cost estimator recommends Windows Server OS costs with and without Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB) and provides costs under both scenarios
Per-User Azure CostReporting
Estimate Azure compute and storage costs before deploying a WVD host pool and VMs directly on the host pool creation page
Easy auto-scale visualizations help understand auto-scale behavior and its impact on costs and savings
Monitor Azure compute and storage costs and savings on a per host pool and per user level
Easy, Wizard-Driven Cost Estimates
Nerdio’s Cost Estimator makes pricing Azure virtual desktop deployment quick, easy, and error-free
Select your use-case, number of users, Microsoft 365 licensing, and usage profile and get a precise cost breakdown of all cost components in an easy-to-quote per-user-per-month format
Overlay on Top of Existing Deployments
Seamlessly integrate with existing Azure environments without the need to provision any new resources and make any changes to the existing deployment
Connect to an Azure landing zone with Active Directory only, an Azure IaaS deployment with AD and file services, or a complete existing WVD environment in under 10 minutes
Wizard-based configuration with tips along the way to set up a best-practices WVD configuration and avoid performance issues
Deploy a complete new environment in an empty Azure subscription with new networking, Azure AD DS identity, and Azure Files shares in an hour
1-Hour Customer Deployment
Complete greenfield deployment with Azure AD DS, Azure Files and new networking take an hour, while connecting to an existing WVD deployment takes less than 10 minutes
Alerting and Notification
Receive email alerts and notifications on status of any events
Desktops, Servers, Backup and Networking
Create and manage WVD desktops and host pools
Create and manage server VMs
Back up desktop images, session hosts and server VMs
Manage networking, firewall rules, VPN, and vNet peering
RBAC with End-User Portal
Role-based access controls allow different admin teams to be granted access to the Nerdio Manager console for “least privilege” administration on a defined scope.
Desktop users can be granted access to Nerdio Manager to control their own pooled desktop sessions (e.g. log off), power on, restart and power off their personal desktops.
Performance and Utilization Monitoring
Collects data from WVD service and inside of each VM every minute. Data is collected in Azure Log Analytics and can be retained for a configurable amount of time.
Actionable dashboards show users, hosts, and applications utilization and performance
Alerting via Azure Monitor can be triggered on any combination of logged events
Automatically create MSIX AppAttach VHDX packages from MSIX installer files
Link Azure Files shares, automatically upload MSIX packages, and assign them to users
Add MSIX AppAttach applications to host pools and deliver applications to users without the need to install them on the image
Users and Sessions
View all users in a Workspace who are currently active or disconnected
Shadow and remotely control user sessions to provide secure support
Image Creation and Management
Create images from Azure marketplace, shared image gallery, existing session host VM, or a custom image
Automatically update and package images on a schedule
Schedule automated image deployments to host pools on a recurring basis without any admin intervention
3-Click Complete UI
Manage all aspect of the WVD environment from a single user interface with an easy-to-use UX. Most actions can be accomplished in 3 clicks or less. Everything from FSLogix to auto-scaling, storage and MSIX AppAttach, user sessions and performance, and everything in between.
Leverage auto-scale visualization to understand user behavior and impact on costs to better match infrastructure size to user demand
Azure monitor in-depth dashboards show performance and utilization of user sessions, session hosts and applications
Detect “broken” session hosts and repair them by restarting and/or rebuilding the VM to get it back to a functional state
Up to 75% Savings
Well-tuned auto-scaling can reduce Azure infrastructure costs up to 75% by shutting down compute or completely removing both compute and storage when not in use
Estimate Azure compute and storage costs before deploying a new host pool
Monitor auto-scale costs and savings at customer, host pool and per-user level
Nerdio Manager automatically matches size of infrastructure to real-time user demand with multiple powerful, but easy-to-use auto-scale algorithms. Auto-scaling performs both VM power management and provisions/deletes resources on demand.
Single-user, non-persistent VDI auto-scaling provides each user with their own desktop without permanently assigning a dedicated VM
Personal, persistent desktops can be powered on when users start their work and powered off automatically when they are done for the day
Control aggressiveness of auto-scaling to balance cost savings with end-user experience
Comprehensive auto-scale visualizations to understand and optimize system behavior
“Nerdio helps us understand the crazy technology stack that is Microsoft Azure and public cloud. The number one reason companies are scared to get into the public cloud space is the complexity. Nerdio has top-level talent on the backend that can really help our talent understand the complexity and break it down.”
Impact Networking Patrick Layton, VP of Managed IT Services
“As an MSP, one feature that I like about Nerdio is I get Azure networking set up automatically, and I know by default it’s already secure, so I save a lot of time on not having to reinvent the wheel.”
BeMo Bruno Lecoq, President & Chief Information Security Officer
“Nerdio truly enables you to take advantage of the Microsoft Azure platform in areas you may not have been able to before. It allows you to make more money, doing less, while deploying people in the cloud.”
Steve Schmalz, Owner
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