The Distributor Continues to Ramp-up its Cloud Solutions Offering, Delivering Tools and Services to Speed the MSP’s Path to Market as a Cloud Services Provider
D&H Distributing, a major provider of SMB and consumer technologies to the North American high-tech channel, announces it is rapidly growing its “Cloud Cluster” strategy and cloud services offering, adding providers who enable value-added services through the Microsoft Azure platform. This includes MSP cloud management software from CloudCheckr and Nerdio. In addition, D&H is providing Azure assessment, migration, and management from MSP consultant ReadyNetworks, whose services can help MSPs and channel partners accelerate their cloud practices. These additions to D&H’s portfolio will empower its partners to deploy and manage full-scale cloud IT infrastructures with industry-leading tools and services.
CloudCheckr offers a total visibility suite to support channel partners who are looking to grow their multi-cloud offerings, including modules for everything from custom invoicing, billing management, and cloud optimization to analytics and reporting tools. Its flexible onboarding process allows D&H’s partners to see results for their end-customers in just days, allowing those channel partners to manage entire cloud infrastructures from a single interface. The software provides security and compliance recommendations to help protect SMB Azure environments, and lets SMB companies realize cost savings by identifying unused, unattached, or idle Azure cloud-based resources through the CloudCheckr Cost Savings dashboard.
Nerdio offers the “definitive” cloud management for MSPs, featuring easy deployment, packaging, pricing, ongoing management, cost-optimization, and security of IT environments running in Microsoft Azure. The software helps MSPs deploy a complete Azure IT environment in just a few clicks, managing their end-customers’ infrastructure from an intuitive management portal, and Azure pricing optimization to help maximize recurring monthly revenue.
Successful Azure deployments are often the result of a planned cloud transformation away from on-premise infrastructures. The first step in this transformation is to conduct a detailed assessment of on-premise workloads, and to develop a proposal for the shift to Azure. The second involves the set-up and migration of applications and data into the new Azure environment. Lastly, the new Azure solution needs to be securely managed, monitored and optimized to ensure customer success. D&H has aligned with ReadyNetworks, whose services help MSPs execute these steps toward the conversion more seamlessly. MSP partners have the option to work with D&H to learn the processes and obtain the right tools for the transition, or to partner with ReadyNetworks through D&H’s cloud offering to deliver scalable, turn-key Azure assessment, migration, and management services.
“We’re excited to add CloudCheckr, Nerdio, and ReadyNetworks as key parts of our Microsoft Azure Cloud Cluster strategy. CloudCheckr allows VARs and MSPs to meter Azure consumption, and provide consultative services to help their SMB clients right-size and optimize their Azure environment based on utilization,” began Jason Bystrak, vice president of D&H’s cloud business unit. “Nerdio’s definitive Azure solution empowers MSPs to accelerate their cloud practices through a simple, streamlined process. And ReadyNetworks’ services will help MSPs more seamlessly navigate the transition to this new model.”
“D&H and CloudCheckr are excited to collaborate on cloud services growth for solution providers, integrators, and VARs,” said Elissa Livingston, head of CloudCheckr's industry-leading partner program. “Businesses face complex cloud IT infrastructure decisions, and find themselves supporting both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure out of necessity. Managed services providers are using CloudCheckr to turn that complexity into profit. Our unparalleled billing management shrinks expenses and grows profit margins. D&H is a leader in cloud services; we know how well they enable the partner ecosystem to accelerate growth, increase profitability, and provide access to specialized services."
“The transition to the cloud is no longer just an optional strategy for solution providers. Digital transformation is making it a necessity for all solution providers to do business in the cloud, and they’re looking for the right partners to help them make a seamless migration to an MSP model,” said Joseph Landes, chief revenue officer of Nerdio. “We deliver the technology to assist D&H’s MSP and reseller partners in building successful businesses in the cloud, making the transformation as friction-free and rapid as possible, helping these MSPs reap the benefits of cloud services through new recurring revenue streams.”
“In today’s market, there’s both a skill and capacity gap when it comes to technical resources that meet the demands of transitioning to Azure. ReadyNetworks is pleased to partner with D&H and its network of SMB channel partners to deliver scalable assessment, migration, and management services for Azure,” said Sam Barhoumeh, founder and CEO of
ReadyNetworks. “The upcoming end-of-support deadlines for Windows Server 2008 present a compelling market opportunity for customers to make the move to Azure, which addresses issues like compliance, security, and scalable infrastructure demand in the fast-growth SMB market.”
D&H’s Cloud Solutions page is at www.dandh.com/cloudsolutions. Interested MSPs and VARs can email CloudSolutions@dandh.com.
About D&H Distributing
D&H Distributing believes the most important element of doing business is developing relationships for mutual success, delivering superior engagement experiences to its community of partners and employee co-owners. The company continues to build upon its 100-year-old culture, providing a wealth of partner enablement resources, multi-market expertise, and consultative services. D&H maintains a focus on independent VAR and MSP partners, expanding their competencies in areas such as cloud services, ProAV, collaboration, UCC, mobility, and server networks across a range of markets. Its value proposition includes highly-lauded training opportunities and partner engagement events, dedicated Solutions Specialists, certifications, professional marketing resources, and an expanding digital Cloud Marketplace.
The distributor is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, in the US and Brampton, Ontario, in Canada with warehouses in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; and Vancouver, BC, Canada. Fo more information, visit www.dandh.com.
Only CloudCheckr delivers total visibility, making the most complex cloud infrastructures easy to manage. CloudCheckr customers deploy our total visibility platform to secure, manage, and govern the most sensitive environments in the world—from government agencies to large enterprise and MSPs—with immediate results. CloudCheckr industry-leading solutions include Cost Management, FinanceManager, Cloud Security, Total Compliance, Inventory & Utilization, and Cloud Automation. For more information, visit www.cloudcheckr.com.
Nerdio empowers Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to build and rapidly grow successful cloud practices in Microsoft Azure. Nerdio for Azure is the definitive Azure solution for MSPs that delivers easy deployment, packaging, pricing, ongoing management, cost-optimization, and security of IT environments. For more information, visit www.getnerdio.com.
ReadyNetworks, based out of Chicago Illinois, was founded over a decade ago and is a global leader in IT services, support, security and management. Specializing on multi-channel partner and B2B service delivery models in the public cloud market around IoT, Cloud Security and advanced Cloud Architectures. The company’s relationships, disciplines and intellectual property are within Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud platforms while its approach to cloud adoption centers around Advisory, Transformation, Support and Optimization for scale out/scale up business models.