Microsoft Ignite update
It’s easy to get overwhelmed during the first couple of Microsoft Ignite event days: so much exciting things are happening at this year’s conference! The event was kicked off with a Vision Keynote by Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft) in which he shared his vision on Microsoft’s role in the ongoing digital transformation. Below, you’ll find an overview of other exciting updates Microsoft unveiled during Ignite so far.
First Microsoft Azure Stack systems are headed to your datacenters
A big milestone was the announcement that Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Lenovo are now shipping systems, allowing partners to help their customers deploy and install Azure Stack, ready to run their applications. Furthermore, Cisco’s Azure Stack integrated systems are ready to order and Wortmann plans to introduce terra integrated systems for Azure Stack by the end of this year.
Announcing Azure Migrate
Good news for businesses that want to take the first steps towards digital transformation for their organization, but struggle to get started: Azure Migrate in on its way! According to Microsoft, this new service will provide the guidance, insights, and mechanisms needed to assist companies in migrating to Azure.
Sign up for the Azure Migrate limited public preview:
Azure DDoS Protection Service preview
Many customers who are in the process of moving their applications to the cloud are concerned about DDoS attacks. And with good reason, according to Microsoft: (…) “the number of documented DDoS attacks grew 380% in Q1 2017 over Q1 2016 according to data from Nexusguard.” Microsoft believes security and availability in the cloud to be a shared responsibility and, in accordance with this statement, is committed to providing customers with solutions that protect both aspects on Azure. During the first day of Ignite, Microsoft announced the preview of Azure DDoS Protection Standard. This service is integrated with Virtual Networks and provides protection for Azure applications from the impacts of DDoS attacks.
Azure Data Box
The last update about advancements in Azure infrastructure was the announcement of the preview program for the Azure Data Box. This appliance (Microsoft uses the words ‘ruggedized’, ‘tamper-resistant’, and ‘human-manageable’ to describe it) enables businesses to easily transfer large data sets to the Azure cloud. This case study (video) about Oceaneering International gives a sneak preview of Azure Data Box in action.
New Experience Center in Amsterdam open for business
After the resounding success of the Azure Stack Experience Center at Resello’s headquarters in Zwolle, a second Experience Center opened its doors at data center partner Interxion in Amsterdam last week. The popularity of Azure Stack and the Experience Center(s) come as no surprise to Berend van Dalfzen, Managing Director at Resello. “Azure Stack provides a solution for a widespread problem: control over the location of data. With Azure Stack, you know exactly where your data is stored and which laws apply. Many resellers and system integrators want to provide this certainty for their customers, combined with the power and possibilities of Azure. This is where Azure Stack comes in.”
Want to see for yourself what Azure Stack is all about? Click here to make an appointment to visit one of our Experience Centers and let our experts show you.
Resello selects Interxion as data centre partner for Microsoft Azure Stack
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17 July 2017 – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that Resello has selected Interxion as its data centre partner for its pan-European Microsoft Azure Stack deployment. Running on Azure Stack, the Resello Cloud Marketplace now gives resellers the opportunity to deliver value added cloud services with all the scalability and flexibility of Microsoft Azure, without the need for investments in Azure Stack technology or know how, and with the best possible colocation and connectivity services.
Why Azure Stack?
Azure Stack brings all the benefits of Microsoft’s public cloud platform to a customer private data centre environment. The technology is seamlessly integrated with Azure and offers the same user experience and interface, making deployments on Azure Stack just as easy as it is to deploy on Azure.
Customers now have a choice of where to run their data and applications in Azure, either on a dedicated Azure Stack in their private data centre or on Microsoft’s Public Azure or on both.
Resello and Interxion are uniquely positioned to help resellers leverage the benefits of Azure Stack:
- Know-how: Resello is intimately involved in the development of Azure Stack. The company is part of a selected group of global Microsoft Partners that worked closely with Microsoft towards the launch of Azure Stack and is the first Cloud Marketplace that has a fully operational set-up available.
- Seamless integration of public and private: Microsoft’s Azure offering and Azure Stack, will enable businesses to implement the best of public and private cloud into their hybrid strategy. On top of that, Interxion enables Microsoft ExpressRoute via it’s Cloud Connect platform. This dedicated connection to Azure guarantees customers high performance, security and reliability of their hybrid deployment.
- Freedom of choice on where to store data: Data can be stored in any of Interxion’s 45 state-of-the-art Interxion data centres across 11 European countries. Resellers with customers in many countries now have the control they need over the location of their data to comply with different complex and ever more strict laws for privacy and data.
“Working together with partners like Resello is at the core of Interxion’s strategy,” said Jelle-Frank van der Zwet, Director Business Development at Interxion. “The ability to provide enterprises and IT service providers with proven solutions, based on leading technology, is key to accelerating digital transformation. We’re thrilled that Resello, has chosen to work with Interxion to offer these services and become a frontrunner in the market.”
“Interxion enables us to deliver local Azure Stack deployments from data centres across Europe, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations in different countries, supported by the seamless private connection to Azure using ExpressRoute”, said Resello Founder and CEO Valentijn Borstlap. “But most of all, Interxion has proven itself as a true partner. They have been a great help in enabling Azure Stack availability on our platform across Europe.”
Microsoft Inspire update
So far, Microsoft Inspire 2017 is definitely living up to its name. With more than 17,000 Microsoft partners and executives present and an impressive lineup of visionary expert speakers, this partner event is truly inspiring. Below you’ll find a few event highlights. Tip: also explore our photo gallery to get a glimpse of the spectacular event venues!
Launch Azure Stack
One memorable session was the keynote of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in which he announced that Azure Stack is now available for partners. So far, only Resello and six other partners have been closely involved with the development of Azure Stack, giving us a valuable seat at the table. Now, other companies can start preparing for the worldwide deployment of Azure Stack, which is expected to be this fall. Want to see for yourself what Azure Stack is all about? Make an appointment to visit one of our Experience Centers and let our experts show you!
$4.5 trillion transformation opportunity
Another topic that has Inspire visitors buzzing, is the digital transformation – and the major opportunity it brings - Microsoft predicts. In the blog ‘Microsoft puts partners at the center of $4.5 trillion transformation opportunity’ , Judson Althoff (Executive Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Business at Microsoft ) explains what this opportunity is and how the overall strategy of Microsoft fits into the picture. “Digital transformation is a wave of business innovation fueled by cloud technologies like the Internet of Things, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and data. Driving our customers’ businesses forward through digital transformation has opened an estimated $4.5 trillion market opportunity.” Click here to read the entire blog. It was great to see Resello was also mentioned in this article!
Resello on stage
On Tuesday, July 11, our Managing Director Berend van Dalfzen got on stage with Adam Bogobowicz (Microsoft), Steve Hunter (Avanade), and Stuart Nielsen-Marsh (Pulsant) to talk about ins and outs of seizing the hybrid Azure opportunity. The main goal of the breakout session was to open up the conversation and to hear different perspectives regarding how to build a commercial business with Azure Stack. Click here to watch the entire breakout session.
Stay tuned for more Microsoft Inspire news!
Uniregistry price increases (August 1)
Registry operator Uniregistry will increase the prices of 16 TLDs, in some cases by extremely significant amounts (effective as of August 1). We are far from pleased with these changes, because we feel that this type of increase has the potential to negatively impact consumer trust in new gTLDs.
With new selling prices of $100 or less, the price hike will have the smallest impact on the following 7 domain name extensions:
The 9 TLDs below are hit hardest: these domain extensions will cost well over $100. In some cases, this means a price increase of up to 3,000%.
Several registrars have decided to partially discontinue support for these TLDs or even drop Uniregistry domains altogether. We have decided to leave it up to you whether you want to continue selling these TLDs after the price increases come into effect.
We strongly recommend that you inform your customers about the upcoming changes as soon as possible, so they aren’t taken by surprise. You can also offer your customers the option to renew their domains at current prices for up to 10 years.
Please visit our domains page to see the new prices.
.info, .ru, .рф , and .top price increases (July 1)
The registries managing .info, .ru, .рф, and .top have announced that they will increase the prices of these TLDs starting July 1, 2017. Consequently, Resello has to raise the prices of these TLDs as well. Also, the currency used for .top domains will change from United States Dollar (USD) to Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) starting July 1.
Check your pricing
Please visit our domains page to get an overview of your new .info, .ru, .рф, and .top prices.
Take a stand against ransomware with Acronis Backup Cloud
What once was a relatively obscure malware threat recently became a full-blown global pandemic. The immediate cause: WannaCry ransomware exploding through 150 countries. If the threat of ransomware wasn’t on your customers’ radar before, it definitely is now!
An effective answer to ransomware
Now is the time to educate your customers that there is only one foolproof ransomware defense: a meticulous backup regimen with file encryption. Routine backups enable your customers to virtually travel back in time to the point before their system was infiltrated. Since some ransomware variants are able to encrypt local backup servers, it is vital that a backup strategy also includes cloud-based backups. And now for the good news: Acronis Backup Cloud offers exactly that and more!
A golden opportunity for service providers
Whether you are a managed service provider, a cloud service provider, or a value added reseller interested in joining the cloud service market, ransomware protection represents an enormous business opportunity. With Acronis Backup Cloud, you can offer the most effective vaccine for the current global ransomware pandemic. Deliver cloud-based backup services to your customers, drive more business, and realize a fast path to profitability!
It’s time to get .ONLINE!
Having an online presence is almost a necessity in our digital world. Businesses, individuals, startups, students - everyone is looking to get online. And what better way to help them successfully enter the World Wide Web than adding .ONLINE to your domain portfolio!
Did you know…
… that over 1,000,000 websites already include the word ‘online’ in their URL, proving that people worldwide consider ‘online’ to be a great keyword? No wonder, considering ‘online’ is one of the few universal words out there that means the same thing in 24+ languages. And whereas many TLDs are market-specific, .ONLINE is relevant for practically any website. So, choosing .ONLINE means choosing a truly generic domain extension that is understood in many languages!
Help your customers blaze their way to online success! Head over to our domains page to see the prices of .ONLINE per slab.
Crack the safe and WIN at WHD.global 2017
We believe a trade show should be about combining business with a bit of fun. So, stop by our booth during the WHD.global (March 27-30, Rust, Germany) for a chance to win some cool prizes! All you have to do, is collect your personal PIN code at booth #Z32 and enter your lucky digits into the locked safe. If the door swings open, you’ve won! May the odds be ever in your favour…
Register now and save €349! Click here to get your FREE entrance pass.
Become a Reflex Champion at WHD.global 2017!
Speed and reliability are essential in order to stand out from the ever-growing competition in the domain market. That's why Resello is powered by Realtime Register, the registrar known for having the best response time in the world! How's yours?
The CardioWall Pro-X is used by Formula 1 drivers to train for faster reaction times. Now is your chance to beat them – and your competition - to the punch! Come by booth #Z32 during WHD.global (March 27-30, Rust, Germany), demonstrate your lightning-speed skills and become a Reflex Champion!
Register now and save €349! Click here to get your FREE entrance pass.
Join Resello at WHD.global!
Mark your calendar as busy on March 27 – 30 and join Resello at WHD.global, the world’s largest hosting and cloud event! WHD.global brings together over 120 must-see presentations, insightful keynotes by leading voices in technology, and thousands of potential customers, peers and technology leaders. In other words: you won’t want to miss a thing! Let us know if you’d like to get together during WHD.global.
Register now and save €349! Click here to get your FREE entrance pass.
Get the most out of .BLOG
The key to being successful in the domain business is staying ahead of trends. For instance, let’s take a look at the wondrous world of blogging. Both consumers and businesses have increasingly turned to blogging over the past few years – and with good reason. Business blogging has proven to be an effective marketing tool and for consumers, blogging has become a popular form of personal expression.
The brand-new .BLOG domain is a perfect fit for the trendy blogging market! So, what are you waiting for? Get the money rolling by offering .BLOG to your customers!
Head over to our domains page to see the prices of .BLOG per slab.
Introducing the Resello status page
We are happy to announce the launch of our brand-new status page, which keeps our customers in the loop during downtime due to incidents or planned maintenances. The status page shows real-time status information of our applications, email, hosting, and other components (API, Reseller Platform). Furthermore, customers can use this page to get an overview of past incidents.
Check out the new status page.
Press release: Realtime Register first Dutch registrar with accreditation for .RU and .PФ domains
Zwolle, September 2015 Realtime Register, an ICANN accredited domain names registrar and hosting services supplier, is the first Dutch registrar with accreditation by TCI, the Russian registry. This means Realtime Register can register .RU and .PФ domain names directly at TCI. With the accreditation, Realtime Register helps local Russian companies, and organizations with ambitions in Russia, to grow online. Because of Realtime Register’s direct relation with the .RU registry, domain names can be registered quickly, without any additional validation requirements.
Only 31 registrars worldwide received accreditation for.RU and .PФ domains. This while Russia, with 146 million inhabitants, offers enormous entrepreneurial possibilities. Berend van Dalfzen, Managing Director at Realtime Register: “Companies looking to be accredited need to go through an intensive process. It took us a while to meet all the demands. Besides offering Russian language support by phone, we were required to set up a local office, so people would have a physical place to come to for help.”
Realtime Register opened a branch office in Moscow, with Russian staff. “Our Russian employees assisted us a great deal in the accreditation process. All documents were written in Russian, so it was very convenient to have native Russian people in our own organization, who could translate the information for their Dutch colleagues”, says Van Dalfzen.
Russian resellers for .RU and .PФ domains
With the accreditation, Realtime Register offers local and international organizations a chance to do business on the Russian market with .RU or .PФ domains. Through sister company Resello, Russian resellers can market domain name registrations, hosting services, and related products, at very attractive rates.
Van Dalfzen: “Our ambitions are big, and so are the opportunities. Russia is one of the biggest economies worldwide. If you want to succeed there and in the adjacent countries, it’s essential to have a local platform. On the other hand, we also like to help (starting) Russian companies entering international online markets. By giving local resellers attractive offers through Resello, we create a vantage point for growth in Russia, and we can leverage our accreditation.”
Interested in reselling .RU and .PФ domains? Please contact our sales department.
.CO domains for $5.99
- Our most notable TLD for this month is .CO. To celebrate their five year anniversary, .CO lowered their prices to $5.55 throughout July. But it doesn't end there. Per 1 August, Resello will exclusively offer .CO for only $5.99 through our Domain Growth Program!
Our .RU/Pф accreditation, your benefit
Many international businesses are looking to set foot and get a share in one of the world's largest economies, with over 146 million Russian people. Our registrar department, Realtime Register, is now one of the happy few with accreditation from the Russian .RU registry! This means we can offer you the most competitive pricing, best and fastest support, and real-time .RU registrations.
Most competitive pricing
As there are no other parties between the .RU registry and us, we can get significantly sharper prices for you, with savings up to 90%! Being one of the largest registrars in the world, we offer great prices for other cc-TLDs and gTLDs as well. Check out our domain page, and our unique Domain Growth Program.
No currency risk
Our prices are listed in the registries currency, and will be converted into the currency of your deposit whenever there is a transaction. So .RU domains are listed in rubles, without the risk of fluctuating exchange rates. If you have your own ruble account, there is no exchange risk at all.
Real-time registration and no paperwork
Due to our direct line into the registry, we can now offer superfast registration. All registrations are processed in real-time. Registrants are often required to send in ID documents, prior to registration of the .RU domain. Not with us. In 99% of the cases, no extra validation will be requested. Updating name servers has never been faster and easier.
With features as our convenient Slimsite website builder, our hosted OX app suite, and our wide range of SSL certificates, Resello is your best choice for entering the Russian market.
As goes for all our customers, we want to offer our Russian customers top quality support, too. We have therefore opened an office in Moscow, and installed a fully trained, native Russian-speaking support team.