Applied Innovation Becomes Microsoft Tier-1 Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), Streamlining Azure Billing and Support for Customers

­­(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) –  Applied Innovations, the leading provider of managed cloud hosting on top of the Microsoft server platform, has made it easier for customers to manage their public clouds and hybrid clouds through its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

Through the CSP program, Applied Innovations can now not only offer Azure services to their customers and manage the lifecycle of its own customers but be the single point of contact for direct provisioning, billing, and 24/7 phone and email support of Microsoft cloud services.

When combined with on­premises Windows Azure Pack services, service providers can deliver a hybrid cloud offering based on Azure technologies.

Applied Innovations is a Tier-1 CSP partner, meaning it works directly with Microsoft, providing product and billing support directly to end customers. Applied Innovations is a cloud vendor that thousands of customers already trust, making it an ideal partner for businesses moving to a public or hybrid cloud solution.

“The Microsoft CSP program allows us to combine our unique managed hosting expertise with Azure’s global footprint and rapid innovation to deliver a global public cloud experience with the fast, friendly personalized support that our customers have come to expect,” said Jess Coburn, founder and CEO of Applied Innovations. “Being a Microsoft CSP helps further our mission of providing always available, always easy hosting services so our customers can focus on their business and provide value to their customers.”

Applied Innovations customers also have the ability to leverage Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for economical data redundancy. Geographic redundancy used to double the cost of hosting because it involved deploying the same hardware in two locations. By leveraging ASR, Applied Innovations is able to reduce the overall cost significantly for the customer.

Through the CSP program partnership, AppliedI’s customers benefit from:

  • A single point of contact for cloud readiness assessments, onboarding, management, technical support and billing.
  • 24×7 access via phone, chat and email to a team of managed hosting experts with a strong history of expertise an experience on the Microsoft platform.
  • Integrated offerings such as Disaster Recovery leveraging Azure Site Recovery and Windows Azure Pack.

Being a Tier-1 CSP partner complements Applied Innovations’ existing Managed Azure Pack plans which provide Microsoft Azure website technologies delivered on Applied Innovations infrastructure with a 100% uptime guarantee. By using Azure and Managed Azure Pack plans, customers can create a seamless hybrid cloud solution based on Microsoft technologies that provides the best mix of scalability, flexibility, security, and price to support and expand their business.

About Applied Innovations

Applied Innovations’ experts in managed cloud hosting make it easy for customers to adopt, deploy and optimize cutting edge technologies. Since 1999, Applied Innovations has provided cost effective hosting solutions and has helped clients derive new revenue from online business.

Living up to its name, Applied Innovations has brought innovative solutions to the hosting market including the first Windows 2012 cloud service offering, and one of the first two Hyper­V Clouds built on top of Microsoft’s Dynamic Datacenter Toolkit. Applied Innovation is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

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