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Simple but Elegant: Accelerate Your Cloud Deployment with AzureSimple

Thought-Leadership by Bali Kuchipudi
on November 10, 2016

azure-simple-cake-blog.pngYou are hearing a lot about the cloud, everyone talks about it, but determining how to best leverage the promise and benefits of the cloud as well as manage and track spend is always a challenge. 

The recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for IaaS ranked Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant. In a nutshell, Microsoft Azure is an integrated cloud services solution — analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and driving innovation across your organization. SoftwareONE has extensive experience working with Microsoft, providing advisory, licensing, technical and support services for our joint customers. 

Enter SoftwareONE’s AzureSimple. AzureSimple is a combination of services and solutions that help customers:

  • Determine the strategy, roadmap and plan for Azure workloads

  • Configure Azure Environment through a zero-dollar commitment licensing model

  • Track and Manage consumption of the Azure environment

  • Address technical or support issues with the Azure environment

Digging under the covers of the AzureSimple offering

AzureSimple is a zero-upfront cost offering, providing the following four key benefits: 

  1. Azure Technology Strategy, Planning, and Roadmap Development – The SoftwareONE services team will facilitate and develop the strategy and plan, and migrate workloads to Azure environments. This provides fast time to value to realize the full benefits of Microsoft Azure. 

  1. Configure Azure Environment – SoftwareONE will establish the Azure environment through a zero dollar commitment licensing model. Additionally, all billing will be managed through SoftwareONE. 

  1. Monitor and Manage Azure Spend – SoftwareONE’s PyraCloud Platform will provide robust usage analytics, enabling the transparency required to budget, forecast, and allocate Azure spend. 

  1. Azure Cloud Support – SoftwareONE’s cloud support team will provide support for technical, deployment, and billing issues of the Azure environment.

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And above all, AzureSimple is a zero-upfront commitment and uses a Pay-as-You-Grow model. So, as an AzureSimple customer, you can leverage SoftwareONE advisory and technical services to determine your plan for the cloud.

Now, that is what I call simple, but elegant. Simple, because there’s no barrier to entry; yet elegant, because once you decide to move workloads to the cloud, you are leveraging Microsoft Azure which is the Magic Quadrant Leader in Cloud Services. Add in SoftwareONE’s valuable insight for your future IT strategy as well as our support services, then the PyraCloud Platform to manage and track the spend of your Azure environment, and you have yourself the complete solution to realize the greatest value from your Azure deployments. What are you waiting for? Reach out to our AzureSimple Experts and leverage this simple but elegant offering. 

Topics: Cloud and BYOD, Database and Datacenter

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