SOURCE: Cosentry

Cosentry

November 03, 2015 06:05 ET

Cosentry Delivers Managed Services for Office 365 and Azure as Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider

Company's World-Class Support Team Directly Provisions, Manages and Supports Microsoft Cloud Offerings

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) - Cosentry, the leading provider of IT solutions in the Midwest, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program. Through the program, Cosentry will now offer Managed Office 365 Services along with its Managed Azure Services to customers. Microsoft's program enhances Cosentry's hybrid cloud offerings by enabling the company to sell combined offers and services, as well as directly provision, manage, support, and bill Microsoft products and services.

Cosentry combines expertise in Microsoft technology, customer requirements, and nine strategically located data centers across the Midwest to deliver the Microsoft Cloud Platform customized to meet specific customer needs.

"Cosentry has worked closely with Microsoft to technically validate our services and enable best-practice solutions for hybrid cloud deployments, including connections to Microsoft Azure global cloud," said Brad Hokamp, CEO, Cosentry. "The combination of our hybrid cloud consulting and managed services expertise simplifies the adoption of the public cloud for our customers, allowing them to focus their internal resources on more strategic initiatives that support business growth and market differentiation."

Through the Cloud Solution Provider program, Cosentry integrates Microsoft Cloud technologies to support mission critical and data-intensive workloads -- without requiring the purchase of additional add-ons. The collaboration is a value-added extension to in-house IT teams and allows organizations to work on more strategic initiatives rather than the tactical aspects of migration, deployment and upgrades. Cosentry will now offer the following services:

Managed Azure Services:

  • Best practice architecture planning, implementation, migration, operation and optimization
  • Tailored governance to meet companies specific needs
  • Monitoring, response and resolution support provided 24/7/365
  • Security/compliance requirements for policy management
  • Account and identity management for Azure
  • Azure Billing is consolidated into the total Cosentry statement
  • Optional services include: implementation and support of data backup and disaster recovery

Managed Office 365 Services:

  • Initial environment assessment and performance recommendations
  • Consulting services for ensuring Office 365 is customized for unique requirements
  • Expertise in migration and deployment
  • Architecting hybrid environments synchronizing Office 365 with on premise Exchange
  • Configuration and monitoring
  • Automatic upgrades and maintenance
  • Real-time troubleshooting

"The Cloud Solution Provider Program puts our partners at the center of the customer relationship," said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "Through participation these partners have demonstrated dedication to helping our mutual customers successfully move to the cloud."

In addition, today's announcement broadens Cosentry's integrated Managed Services portfolio which currently includes:

  • Managed Cloud Services
  • Managed Operating Systems
  • Managed Database Services
  • Managed Security Services
  • Managed Network Services
  • Managed Disaster Recovery Services

About Cosentry
Cosentry is the leading Midwest IT Solutions Provider, offering solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. Our customers can feel confident, knowing their IT Infrastructure is operating at the highest level of reliability, performance, and security. Cosentry has over a decade of experience providing data center services including Colocation, Cloud, Managed Hosting, and Managed Services. We operate as our client's local business partner, taking the time to truly understand their business while tailoring our solutions to meet each client's unique business and technical requirements. Whether virtualizing, consolidating, optimizing, or fully outsourcing data center and IT infrastructure, businesses can rely on Cosentry for help with resilient and versatile solutions. For more information, contact us at (866) 500-7661 or visit us at http://www.cosentry.com.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Betsey Rogers
    Public Relations
    BridgeView Marketing (on behalf of Cosentry)
    603-886-7087
    betsey@bridgeviewmarketing.com