Azure Managed Services

Get the support you need from an Azure Expert MSP

 

Azure is at the heart of your business – and ours. As an Azure Expert MSP, our job is to make sure it never skips a beat.

We are one of only a handful of Microsoft partners globally to be recognised as an Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP). This Microsoft program highlights only the most capable partners and the requirements to achieve it are the most stringent of any Microsoft program. So our customers are safe in the knowledge they’re working with the very best.

Managed Azure for maximum returns

Customers on a managed Azure service have their environments monitored and proactively managed by a dedicated team of Azure experts. Our Azure managed service combines three key areas to keep your environment operating at peak performance.

Technical optimisation

Monitoring and management of your Azure environment to provide optimal level of speed and reliability.

 

Included: 

Quarterly rightsizing reviews
Annual technology roadmap reviews
Access to Cloud Direct ARM templates
Continuous monitoring
Unlimited incident management and support
Managed backup
OS updates, upgrades and patches

Security and governance

Scale-up your Azure environment in a safe and controlled way. Your Azure environment is managed to protect against threats and keep your machines, data and applications secure.

 

Included:

Continuous security monitoring
Rapid threat detection and remediation
Annual security reviews
Security breach recovery
Antivirus and malware protection
Azure Lighthouse for user access, change management and policies best practice

Cost optimisation

Leverage Microsoft best practice tools and processes to proactively control Azure expenditure.

 

Included: 

Optimise your Azure expenditure to increase value-for-money. Avoid surprise bills and free up cash to innovate further in Azure.
Quarterly cost optimisation reviews
Workload reduction reviews
Licence optimisation reviews
Assessing opportunities from reserved instances and hybrid benefits
Cost monitoring
Continuous process automation
View your current and forecasted monthly Azure spend in our ProvideTM portal

How we manage your environment

Leave the hard work for us. We use industry leading tools to manage your Azure environment.

Azure Monitor

We monitor your resources to ensure you’re ‘rightsized’ – and only paying for the compute power you need.

Security Center

Automated alerting of security threats, regularly updated by Microsoft to keep you compliant.

Log Analytics

Automated policies and rules to control your costs – such as shutting down resources outside of core business hours.

"Cloud Direct offered the online real-time portal, which is fantastic because it empowers us to see what the consumption is, how it relates to budget and what the ongoing costs are."
Avril Chester - IT Director, Scope

Get best-in-class management from an Azure Expert MSP

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