Getting Started with Azure for SMB

With a reported 102% growth within Microsoft’s last fiscal year, it is clear to see that the Microsoft Azure platform is increasing becoming a reseller’s go-to offering for infrastructure services, suggesting great revenue opportunities heading into 2017.*

With this in mind, we have deemed it one of our New Year’s resolutions to help our partners to achieve success and profitability with Microsoft Azure. We understand that it can be a daunting task trying to figure out which services you need to support your customers solution architecture, after all, Azure is much more than just virtual machines and storage…

  • Compute
  • Database
  • Networking
  • Intelligence + Analytics
  • Storage
  • Internet of Things
  • Web + Mobile
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Security + Identity
  • Developer tools
  • Monitoring + Management
  • Other Clouds

For detailed documentation for each of these services see the Azure Service Documentation.

As a Cloud Service Provider, you can lease these services on an as-needed basis and in doing so, you convert your customer’s capital expense of hardware maintenance into an operational expense. With Azure you only deploy the infrastructure your customers need, adjusting up or down depending on demand, providing your customers with a low cost of entry eliminating large up-front costs and a more effective way of scaling business as demand increases.

Ingram Micro offers you the support you need to confidently set up your Azure practice, with onsite technical experts, regular training programs and round the clock support offerings that allows you to feel enabled to hold the conversations needed to transform yours and your customers business with Microsoft Azure services.

WATCH: Jon Millward of born in the Cloud company Compete366 uses Office 365 as a gateway to introduce Azure to his customers, hear more about how Ingram Micro supports his business transformation every step of the way. 

Transacting Azure via the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program on The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace enables you to transform your business in ways that drive deeper customer engagement, greater profitability and an annuity-based revenue stream. With CSP on Cloud Marketplace you can combine high-margin Microsoft Azure service offerings with value added 24/7/365 support as well as billing and management capabilities that truly differentiate your value as a reseller.

Discover more about the availability of Microsoft Azure via CSP on Cloud Marketplace or to get started as an Azure reseller with Ingram Micro Cloud visit www.ingrammicrocloud.co.uk/azure, contact 0371 973 3060 or email cloud@ingrammicro.co.uk

Article Contributor: Robyn Ward – Marketing Executive at Ingram Micro 

*http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2016/09/08/a-close-look-at-microsofts-azure-cloud-part-1-cloud-computing/#28384b85646

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