Vandis joins Microsoft Azure Networking MSP Programme


Cloud, security and infrastructure firm Vandis is now part of Microsoft's Azure Networking Managed Service Provider (MSP) Programme.

The move will enable the company to deliver value-added managed services for Azure Networking targeted at enterprises moving to the cloud, it said, as well as better aid clients in building, managing and optimising cloud connectivity.

Vandis' managed services team provides management, monitoring and alerting for on-premise and cloud infrastructure and security solutions. With its participation in the Azure Networking MSP Programme, the firm said it is able to meet a "growing need in the marketplace" by extending these managed services to the cloud.

"Our team is excited to announce its participation in Microsoft Azure Networking MSP," said Ryan Young, director of engineering at Vandis. "As our customers establish their presence in Azure, the importance of cloud connectivity, security, and governance is more important than ever.

"Our expanded ability to manage and monitor our customers' Azure environment will give them the same peace of mind we have always provided them on-premise."

Initially, Vandis said it will focus on two areas of managed services under the programme. The first will see its team create a private connection between an organisation's on-premise infrastructure and the cloud via Azure ExpressRoute, complete with management, monitoring and troubleshooting.

The second focus centres on Azure Virtual WAN, allowing users to securely connect branch sites, datacentres and cloud environments using SD-WAN and Azure's vWAN as an MPLS alternative. Ongoing managed services will also provide incident monitoring and management of traffic flow between premise locations, cloud locations and the internet, Vandis explained.

"Microsoft is pleased to have Vandis join Azure Networking MSP Programme," said Ross Ortega, manager of Microsoft's Partner Programme. "The Azure Networking MSP Programme allows partners such as Vandis, to deliver managed services to Azure customers with increased levels of ease and client satisfaction."

Daniel Todd

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