NaviSite Announces Managed Cloud Services for Microsoft Azure
New multi-cloud managed services leverage NaviSite’s 20 years of experience in helping IT manage infrastructure
ANDOVER, Mass. – July 13, 2016 – NaviSite LLC., announced today that it will provide managed multi-cloud services with the addition of the Microsoft Azure® cloud platform to its cloud portfolio. For enterprise customers considering Azure to address the transformative needs of their business, NaviSite Managed Azure empowers clients to accelerate, plan, migrate, and manage their move to the cloud. Unlike other services providers that lack Microsoft expertise or only offer mass-market management, NaviSite furthers its client’s unique business goals by providing them with a single partner to optimize their entire cloud stack.
“Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments come with complexity, however they also offer a more cost-effective and flexible environment and additional competitive benefits when compared to traditional single cloud deployments,” said Sumeet Sabharwal, NaviSite General Manager. “By providing the ability to deploy and manage both bare-metal and cloud workloads in both NaviSite and Azure datacenters, NaviSite is able to fulfill customer IT requirements based on business need, not technical limitations.”
NaviSite manages Azure cloud networking components and virtual machines (VMs) via optimized tools and processes for monitoring, troubleshooting, incident and change management, patching, security support, and virtual connectivity. NaviSite architects and manages the customer’s Azure environment including:
- Virtual Machines - Provisioning of Windows and Linux VMs in minutes.
- Storage - Durable, highly available and massively scalable cloud storage.
- Backups - Simple and reliable server backup to the cloud.
- Load Balancing - Enhanced availability and network performance for apps.
- VPN Gateway - Secure, cross-premises connectivity.
Additionally, NaviSite’s Network Operation Center (NOC) manages all Azure support calls, issues and escalations providing round-the-clock support to give IT staff peace of mind. The service is designed to complement existing NaviCloud and bare-metal hosting services where customers can benefit from the union of 24/7/365 NaviSite monitoring and management and a highly scalable, stable Microsoft Azure cloud environment.
NaviSite is working with client and partner OSHEAN to pilot the new Managed Azure service for a number of applications including a video management service and a business continuity and backup application. The Azure offering from NaviSite supports OSHEAN’s belief in providing choice to its membership for cloud application payloads. “We’ve been working with NaviSite for over three years to offer network-optimized managed cloud services for our members (Higher Ed, Health Care, K-12 and State and Local governments) and we welcome the addition of the Microsoft Azure Cloud to their suite of high quality managed services.” said David Marble, CEO of OSHEAN.
Building on a 20 year partnership, NaviSite and Microsoft continue to collaborate to bring customized and flexible cloud-based applications and infrastructure solutions that help alleviate routine infrastructure management and maintenance burdens, and enable internal IT teams to focus on strategic initiatives and overall customer satisfaction.
“NaviSite is a natural fit to provide managed cloud services on Azure with their capabilities to manage hybrid environments, incorporating Microsoft infrastructure into hosted private clouds and integrating with Azure’s public cloud environments,” said Aziz Benmalek, Vice President, Worldwide Cloud and Hosting Services, Microsoft. “By continuing our longstanding relationship with NaviSite, we’re able to help customers with their infrastructure management and give customers the ability to scale their business in a consistent hybrid-cloud environment.”
For more information about our NaviSite Managed Azure service visit: www.navisite.com/services/managed-cloud/managed-azure
NaviSite, a subsidiary of Charter Communications, is a leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, Cloud Desktop Services, Cloud Infrastructure Services and Hosting Services for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures to help lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through an international footprint of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite’s services, please visit www.navisite.com.