Resello en Didacticum organiseren ‘Boost your cloud business met Microsoft Azure en CSP’ seminar (Dutch only)
02-05-2019 Zwolle, The Netherlands
Resello, ‘cloud native’ distributeur en Microsoft CSP Indirect Provider en Didacticum, aanbieder van IT (maatwerk)opleidingen en Azure Cloud Integrator, gaan gezamenlijk het seminar ‘Boost your cloud business met Microsoft Azure en CSP’ organiseren. Het event, met Azure als centraal thema, vindt plaats bij golfbaan The Dutch in Spijk op 23 mei aanstaande.
Harald Nuij: “Microsoft Azure groeit razendsnel. Veel bedrijven zijn bezig met de migratie van on-premise naar de cloud, of gaan daar binnenkort mee bezig. Voor de partners die bedrijven ondersteunen bij de migratie naar de cloud liggen daar mooie kansen. Voor veel partners is Azure de bestemming naar keuze en met het Resello platform kunnen ze de adoptie van Azure versnellen. Daarover vertellen we graag meer tijdens het seminar.”
Tijdens het seminar vertelt Timon Bergsma, accountmanager bij Resello, over hoe het Resello platform bijdraagt aan het versnellen van de adoptie van Azure. Daarnaast zal Jeroen Faber, Partner Development Manager bij Microsoft een presentatie geven over het ontwikkelen van businessmodellen rondom Azure en de nieuwste ontwikkelingen van het cloud-platform. Taco Hettema, Directeur Opleidingen bij Didacticum, rondt het programma af met een presentatie over het stimuleren van de adoptie van Microsoft CSP-diensten, de veranderende rol van IT binnen bedrijven en de nieuwe Role-based certificering van Microsoft.
Taco Hettema: “Digitale transformatie en Azure bieden veel kansen, met nieuwe producten en nieuwe manieren van werken. De uitdaging voor Microsoft partners is om het kennisniveau binnen de organisatie op het juiste peil te houden. Mede om die reden heeft Microsoft onlangs nieuwe Role-based certificeringen gelanceerd, die op termijn de MCSA en MCSE certificeringen gaan vervangen. Tijdens het seminar vertellen we graag hoe Microsoft partners met de juiste trainingen het maximale rendement uit hun medewerkers en investeringen in de cloud halen.”
Het seminar vindt plaats op golfbaan The Dutch in Spijk op 23 mei van 14.00 tot 17.00. Deelname is gratis voor Microsoft CSP partners of bedrijven die bezig zijn om Microsoft CSP partner te worden. Onder de deelnemers verloten Resello en Didacticum bovendien een gratis ‘Azure Fundamentals’ of ‘Microsoft 365 Fundamentals’ training voor tot maar liefst 10 personen ter waarde van € 1.950,-. Geïnteresseerden kunnen zich aanmelden via https://resello.com/events/seminar-azure.
Resello lanceert Cloud Academy met Microsoft CSP-trainingen (Dutch only)
30-04-2019 Zwolle, The Netherlands
Resello, ‘cloud native’ distributeur en Microsoft CSP Indirect Provider lanceert de Resello Cloud Academy, met een aanbod aan trainingen voor de nieuwe Microsoft Role-based certificeringen en een serie verschillende webinars. Het bedrijf ondersteunt daarmee zijn partners met de kennis die zij nodig hebben om het beste uit het Microsoft CSP programma te halen.
Nieuwe manieren van werken, nieuwe producten: in de wereld van digitale transformatie is constante verandering nog de enige constante. Harald Nuij, CCO bij Resello: “De ontwikkelingen bij Microsoft gaan razendsnel. Azure wordt rap doorontwikkeld, het Microsoft CSP programma groeit snel. Als Microsoft CSP Indirect Provider vinden we het belangrijk om onze partners van de juiste kennis te voorzien. Met het lanceren van de Cloud Academy bieden we breed portfolio aan trainingsmogelijkheden aan.”
Ook Microsoft ziet de veranderende rol van IT binnen bedrijven en heeft daarom recentelijk nieuwe Role-based certificeringen geïntroduceerd. Deze nieuwe certificeringen gaan op termijn de bekende MSCA en MSCE certificeringen vervangen.
Harald Nuij: “We starten in de Benelux met trainingen die verzorgd worden door onze partner Didacticum. Zij hebben al ruim 20 jaar ervaring in het opleiden en certificeren van IT professionals en bieden maatwerktrainingen tegen standaardprijzen. Daardoor kunnen partners van Resello al trainingen volgen vanaf € 1.950,-.” Voor die prijs kunnen partners tot maar liefst 10 van hun medewerkers op training sturen, bij Didacticum in Capelle aan de IJssel, of op locatie bij de partner zelf. Voor verdere uitbreiding van de Resello Cloud Academy voor partners buiten de Benelux is het bedrijf al in gesprek over samenwerkingsverbanden met verschillende opleiders buiten Nederland.
WHMCS domains modules going out of support
11-04-2019 Zwolle, The Netherlands
Starting a month from today we will stop support and development on the WHMCS domains module and the WHMCS domains migration module. Users of either module can continue using these until the end of this year, which gives enough time to change to a different WHMCS module for domain names. Our sister-company, the domain name expert Realtime Register, offers a viable alternative for our WHMCS domains module with advanced functionality and more regular updates.
Slimsite site builder now available on Alibaba Cloud Marketplace
28-03-2019 CloudFest, Rust, Germany
Resello’s sister-company Slimsite announced today that its site builder solution is now also available through the Cloud Marketplace. Resellers can now order the Slimsite site builder with unlimited pages, file uploads and bandwidth, all running on the high-performance Alibaba Cloud. The site builder comes included with e-mail. A web shop solution for small business owners, using an easy to use e-commerce add-on, will also soon be added to the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace, which offers a variety of pre-installed and secure software on Elastic Compute Service (ECS).
Slimsite was already available as a hosted or on-premises version for resellers in the Resello Marketplace. The Alibaba Cloud Marketplace integration adds a third option for resellers and allows end-users to order Slimsite and built their website with easy to use hosting on the Alibaba Cloud.
Eric Mink, CTO at Slimsite: “A major trend we see is XaaS, or the everything-as-a-service model. Website builders fit this model perfectly: end-users want an easy to use solution to create professional, good looking websites, without having to write a single line of code. Resellers want a site builder solution with a nice margin that they can offer to their customers, which also lowers their support load. Working together with Alibaba Cloud allows us to offer Slimsite as a SaaS-solution through their Marketplace, a great opportunity for resellers working with Alibaba Cloud.
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, and the third largest public cloud provider worldwide, with 56 availability zones in 19 regions, is also the largest cloud provider in China. Over 1 million paying users in over 200 countries use the cloud computing platform and the Marketplace.
Yeming Wang, EMEA General Manager at Alibaba Cloud: “The demand for SaaS-solutions is growing rapidly and so is the number of solutions available through the Alibaba Marketplace. Slimsite’s site builder solution is a great tool for both resellers and end-users. We’re excited about Slimsite’s potential as a SaaS-solution and also see a great opportunity to offer Slimsite to our end-user customer base internationally.”
Acronis appoints Resello as its new and latest Acronis Cloud Reseller in Netherlands
27-03-2019 CloudFest, Rust, Germany
Acronis announced today at CloudFest in Rust, Germany that it has added Resello, the ´cloud native´ distributor from the Netherlands with its own automation platform, as its newest Acronis Cloud Reseller, thereby intensifying an already important partnership in the region.
Mathijs Theunissen, Strategic Partner Manager for Benelux and Nordics at Acronis: “There is a growing demand from customers for an efficient protection of their critical data. Acronis’ solutions such as Acronis Backup Cloud answer to that need by offering both innovative possibilities including anti-ransomware technology and hybrid cloud architecture. Resello is an important partner for us, they have resellers in over 100 countries and a strong focus on growing their presence in Western-Europe. By adding Resello as our newest Cloud Reseller both they and their partners can benefit from a growing marketing opportunity as the demand for SaaS-solutions such as Acronis Backup Cloud is increasing rapidly.”
Resello offers its custom build automation platform to partners, such as MSPs, VARs, Telcos and webhosters which allows them to do provisioning, managing, billing and reporting on cloud solutions, such as Acronis Backup Cloud, and manage customers and usage, all in one place.
“Resello and Acronis have had a long relationship working together and we have been offering Acronis Backup Cloud for a couple of years now.” explains Harald Nuij, CCO at Resello. “Our partners are very happy using and reselling Acronis Backup Cloud and have been asking us for larger plans and more flexibility in creating plans themselves.” Martijn Kamphuis, Product manager at Resello adds: “We are very happy that Acronis has decided to appoint Resello as its Cloud Reseller and are excited to intensify our partnership with them. Working closer together allows us to provide our partners with the backup solutions they need for their customers, while enabling them to quickly reach incremental revenues with zero upfront costs and benefit from a pay-as-you-go business model.
Resello makes Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions available for partners
26-03-2019 CloudFest, Rust, Germany
Resello announced today at CloudFest in Rust, Germany that the company has added both Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions to its marketplace. This latest addition to a growing portfolio of cloud solutions enables Resello partners to acquire, provision, and manage both Windows and SQL Server subscriptions on behalf of their customers.
Microsoft announced late 2018 it would be adding Windows Server and SQL Server to its CSP program. By adding these subscriptions to the CSP program, Microsoft allows its partners to use the server software in a more flexible and cost-effective way, without requiring expensive license contracts. Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions can also be combined with Azure Reserved Instances to further increase cost savings.
“Microsoft keeps adding new solutions and expanding its CSP program and Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions are two valuable additions for our partners.” says Harald Nuij, CCO at Resello, adding “We will continue to expand our product portfolio in the near future, with Microsoft cloud solutions, but also with other solutions, for instance in the security category.”
Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions purchased through the CSP program are meant to run Windows Server or SQL Server in Azure. However, Microsoft allows the server software to be run on partners or customers own hardware as well, up to a period of 90 days. This helps partners in moving VMs of managed customers from on-prem datacenters to Azure and enables partners to switch from SPLA-licenses to CSP with minimal effort.
Martijn Kamphuis, product manager at Resello: “Windows Server and SQL Server make migrating to Azure easier. Because our platform makes provisioning fully automated our partners can now order Windows Server and SQL Server 24/7. And the cool thing is that we have managed to include the Window Server or SQL Server license key, which is normally only shown in the Microsoft Partner Admin Center, in our Reseller Area and Customer Area. That means our partners have access to the license key but they can also choose to give their customers access to their license key that way.”
Resello and Didacticum to cooperate on Microsoft CSP training portfolio for Benelux partners
25-03-2019 CloudFest, Rust, Germany
Resello, ‘cloud native’ distributor and Microsoft CSP indirect provider, announced today at CloudFest in Germany that it has started a strategic partnership with Didacticum, provider of IT training and certification courses and Azure Cloud Integrator. This cooperation allows Resello’s partners in the Benelux to benefit from over a 150 Microsoft training and certification courses as well as the opportunity for on-demand training courses, tailored to the partners specific needs. Resello and Didacticum will also cooperate in a number of seminars around the Microsoft CSP program, including Azure and Teams.
Harald Nuij, CCO at Resello: “We strongly believe in focusing on the things our company is good at, our strengths so to speak, and working with strategic partners for other activities related to our business. As such Resello specializes in being a cloud distributor with its own custom build automation platform. But we also see the added benefit training courses offer in supporting our partners in selling cloud solutions to their customers. Partnering with Didacticum makes perfect sense in that regard. They have over 20 years of experience in training and certification courses and sharing knowledge is simply part of their DNA.”
The partnership offers Resello’s partners in the Benelux the opportunity to take part in over a 150 official Microsoft training and certification courses. Partners can also request on-demand training courses, tailored to the partners’ specific needs. The training courses vary from the fundamental level, for instance about Azure or Office 365, to technical deep dives. This enables partners to quickly and efficiently gain the knowledge they need for successfully running their Microsoft CSP business. A must in the rapidly changing world of digital transformation.
Taco Hettema, Director Training at Didacticum: “Transferring knowledge is definitively one of Didacticum’s strong points. As an Azure Cloud Integrator we are well aware of the latest Azure developments. Microsoft is very rapidly expanding its service offering, which is great of course, but it also becomes a challenge for many businesses simply to keep up with these developments. That is why Resello and Didacticum will also organize a series of seminars together, to bring Resello partners and other interested parties ‘up to speed’.”
The first of these seminars is planned for May 23 at The Dutch golf course in Spijk, the Netherlands. During this exclusive event attendees receive knowledge about Azure, the cloud, the Microsoft CSP program and the opportunities this offers for MSPs, ISVs, VARs and other Microsoft CSP partners. On top of that Didacticum will explain the possibilities offered by the new Microsoft Role-Based certifications. If you are interested in attending this event please visit the event page: https://www.resello.com/events/seminar-azure.
Resello sterk op het Azure-segment (Dutch only)
19-03-2019 Zwolle, Zwolle
Resello, de ‘cloud native’ distributeur met een zelf ontwikkeld automation platform, is sinds september 2017 Microsoft indirect provider en ziet een sterke groei in partners en een toename in het gebruik van Azure. “Wij zijn er trots op dat Microsoft in Resello een groeipartner ziet”, zegt Harald Nuij, CCO bij Resello.
“Microsoft bouwt snel het CSP-programma uit en voegt in rap tempo nieuwe diensten aan de Azure public cloud toe. Wij hebben van huis uit veel hostingbedrijven als klant die Microsoft CSP toevoegen aan hun portfolio en zien, mede dankzij de investeringen van Microsoft, een sterke toename aan partners als MSPs, VARs en Telcos en het gebruik van Azure.”
Lees het hele bericht op Dutch IT-channel: https://dutchitchannel.nl/619246/resello-sterk-op-het-azure-segment.html
Resello releases Azure Insights dashboard and reporting tool
12-02-2019 Zwolle, The Netherlands
Resello is happy to announce the launch of Azure Insights, a extensive set of Power BI dashboards that gives partners and their customers actionable data and insights into their Azure usage.
The Azure Insights dashboards are available both for our partners, through the reseller area, and for end-users, through the customer area. This allows partners to gain insights into what has been spent on Azure subscriptions, tenants and resource groups. Our partners can also provide their customers with a personal dashboard, available through the customer area, where customers can view their own usage and Azure spend.
Azure Insights for our partners comes with seven predefined dashboards. These allow partners to get a quick overview and allow for deeper insights into revenue, usage, subscriptions and regions. Even more details data can be gained by filtering on a date range and on a specific tenant, subscription or subscription reference, resource group or data center region.
Together with our automation platform and CSP transition tool, this is yet another way Resello makes selling IT solutions such as Azure as easy as possible.
Resello launches Microsoft CSP transition tool
23-01-2019 Zwolle, The Netherlands
Resello, a ‘born in the cloud’ IT solutions distributor and Microsoft indirect provider announces today it has launched a Microsoft CSP transition tool. Using this highly automated tool helps Microsoft CSP partners to quickly transition CSP tenants and seats, saving them the hassle of doing many manual, repetitive and time-consuming actions during the transfer process.
The launch of the CSP transition tool by Resello follows the introduction of new, stricter requirements for CSP direct partners by Microsoft last summer. New requirements include having a paid support contract with Microsoft and the ability to operate an infrastructure that automates provisioning, management and billing. Starting next March, direct partners past their onboarding anniversary date who don’t meet these new requirements won’t be allowed to create new customers or subscriptions under their CSP direct contract. This means more CSP direct partners will choose to become CSP indirect reseller, move to a CSP indirect provider, like Resello, and transition their CSP tenants and seats.
Eric Mink, CTO at Resello: “Our mission is to make selling IT solutions easy. So, when we heard about the new CSP direct requirements, we quickly decided to build a transition tool that makes the process of transitioning tenants and seats easy by automating every possible part of the transition process. That way direct partners don’t have to worry about not being able to create new customers or subscriptions, and will ease their transition into becoming an indirect CSP reseller”.
The CSP transition tool can be used by both CSP indirect and CSP direct partners. Using the CSP transition tool is made easy with a three-step transition wizard. It starts by choosing your CSP partner status, entering your Partner Admin Center (PAC) data (for direct partners) and finally confirming the tenants and seats to be transitioned.
Eric Mink: “The cool thing is the CSP transition tool even determines the optimal transition date per seat by looking at the current end date of the seat. By choosing the best date to transition the seat our partners completely avoid the seat overlap period, and thus minimizing double cost for the same seat.”
Digital transformation, intelligent cloud, smart everything: the future of Azure?
The world around us is transforming rapidly, with cloud, AI and IoT changing businesses and the world around us. As one of the big hyperscalers, with Azure, Microsoft hopes to benefit from this digital transformation by making Azure the public cloud of choice. Or as Satya Nadella puts it: “We are investing aggressively to build Azure as the world’s computer.”. This aggressive strategy seems to be working, as Azure is the fastest growing public cloud platform, outpacing both Google Cloud and the market leader AWS.
To build that ‘world’s computer’ and make Azure the go-to location for digital transformation and businesses working with AI, machine learning, IoT and Edge, Azure’s development is at times going a lightspeed. To give you some insight into the future of cloud computing, and Azure, Resello has created an eBook called ‘The Future of Azure’. You can download it for free here.
Resello phases out Domain Growth Program
After four years of offering our Domain Growth Program we’ve decided to phase out this program at the end of 2018. If you were a participant in the domain growth program, requiring both a large domain portfolio and substantial growth rates, you will no longer receive rebates on your .BIZ, .ORG and .INFO domain creates. Since only a very limited number of our partners were using the program the impact is minimal. Of course we will continue offering all our resellers competitive prices on all TLDs.
Introducing our new Microsoft CSP WHMCS module
Resello is proud to announce the launch of our WHMCS module for Microsoft cloud solutions. This module allows WHMCS users to sell up to a 1,000 cloud solutions such as Office 365, OneDrive and Windows 10 Enterprise. As an official Microsoft CSP Distributor Resello can support both CSP direct and indirect partners who use WHMCS.
With the introduction of this Microsoft CSP module, webhosters worldwide can now use the WHMCS web hosting billing and automation platform for Microsoft cloud solutions as well. Key benefits for WHMCS users include:
- Sell up to a 1,000+ Microsoft cloud solutions.
- No purchase commitment, pay-as-you-grow.
- Suited for Microsoft CSP direct and indirect partners.
- No fees or up-front cost, only pay for the products you sell.
- Set a fixed margin, percentage margin or a combination.
- Subscription based, recurring revenue (just like hosting & domains);
- Complete automation: install, configure & start selling!
Is your company not yet a Microsoft CSP indirect partner? Sign up as a Microsoft indirect partner (don't worry, if you want we’ll help you with this!). The WHMCS is available for free. Just install our CSP WHMCS module, configure it using your Resello account details and start selling Microsoft cloud solutions.
Resello gaat zelfstandig van TWS en Yourhosting verder (Dutch only)
Resello, distributeur van clouddiensten en tot voor kort onderdeel van TWS, gaat zelfstandig verder. De afsplitsing van TWS, waar ook het webhostingbedrijf Yourhosting onderdeel van uitmaakt, biedt Resello de mogelijkheid haar eigen koers uit te zetten en samenwerking met andere partijen te zoeken.
Resello kan zich hierdoor volledig focussen op het internationale kanaal, zijnde de groeiende markt van resellers wereldwijd van clouddiensten. Het bedrijf is daarvoor officiële Microsoft CSP Distributor geworden en biedt een compleet automatiseringsplatform voor de verkoop, levering, beheer en facturering van clouddiensten.
Valentijn Borstlap (oprichter van Yourhosting en Resello): “Het is altijd onze bedoeling geweest om met Resello een eigen groeipad te ontwikkelen, geheel onafhankelijk van Yourhosting. Dat is ook de zienswijze van TWS, waar Yourhosting onderdeel van is. Door deze afsplitsing van TWS garanderen we die zelfstandigheid. Natuurlijk is er door een gedeeld verleden een warme band tussen beide bedrijven. Maar als klant van Resello krijgt Yourhosting gewoon dezelfde service, prijzen en voorwaarden die al onze andere klanten krijgen. Daar zijn we eerlijk en transparant over.”
Resello: Van webhoster naar cloudplatform en distributeur (Dutch only)
"De steeds verdergaande specialisatie van de cloudmarkt roept om meer gespecialiseerde distributeurs. Tel daarbij op dat webhosters naar nieuwe verdienmodellen zoeken, en je hebt al snel nieuwe dienstverlening. Resello, een platform voor clouddistributie is een voorbeeld daarvan, en komt uit de stal van Yourhosting, het bedrijf van oprichter Valentijn Borstlap. Joeri Borstlap vertelt als CEO van Resello over de totstandkoming van het bedrijf en hoe het zich profileert als Microsoft-partner." Lees het volledige bericht op ChannelConnect.
Resello becomes official Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform certified partner
Resello has officially become a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform certified partner. This further extends our list of certifications as an official Microsoft CSP Distributor, which was also recently complemented with the Microsoft Certified Education Distributor.
The Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform certification shows a company’s competence in working with cloud hosting and cloud computing, related specifically to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. To become a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform partner, companies must meet certain requirements. These include performance based requirements, to show you we have enough experience in working with Azure. There are also expertise based measurements, passing exams to prove you can exceed the required expertise level in working with the Azure cloud platform and advising customers on Azure usage.
Becoming a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform certified partner is important for Resello, because it shows our continued involvement with, activities on and expertise of Azure and Azure Stack. Resello was one of the first seven organizations worldwide to take part in the Azure Stack Early Adoption Initiative. We have since added Azure Stack as-a-Service to our cloud marketplace and launched new billing and automation options for Azure and Azure Stack. And recently we’ve added partners such as Cassiux and the Azure Stack Alliance of Tec Networks and Bordonaro to our Global Azure Stack Network. This latest certification shows our continued focus on growing our Azure business together with our valued customers.
Introducing our new SSL WHMCS module
Various products in our cloud marketplace already have their own modules for WHMCS; the web hosting billing and automation platform used by webhosters worldwide. Today we’re happy to announce the launch of our latest WHMCS module. The SSL WHMCS module allows you to add all our SSL certificates to your portfolio!
This latest WHMCS module includes over 20 SSL certificates, from four certificate authorities. We’ve added a lot of extra functionality in the first release of our SSL WHMCS module, including:
- Offer free Encryption Everywhere certificates (optional).
- An up-sell engine: automatically offer three paid SSL certificates as up-sell options to your customers when you turn on Encryption Everywhere.
- Upgrade template for SSL certificate selection in the up-sell engine.
- Automatic product information download and product configuration during installation (product configuration can be changed at any time).
- SSL wizard for easy SSL selection by your customers.
- cPanel, DirectAdmin and Plesk integration and automation (orders, CSR generation, validation and installation).
All this is available for free, just download and install our SSL WHMCS module. Configure the module using your Resello account and start selling SSL!
Resello becomes ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 certified
Earlier this month Resello has successfully renewed its certifications for processes regarding data protection. Resello has always been working according to these norms, but was certified at the holding company level. The new certification means processes have been tested more rigorously, especially on aspects of its software development.
As a cloud distributor Resello offers a wide portfolio of cloud solutions, including cloud hosting and computing solutions such as Azure and Azure Stack. Data protection, information flow and security for these are essential. IT companies that work according to the ISO norms in relation to their customers, need cloud distributors who work according to the same standards and certifications.
Data protection is important for Resello, for that reason it has its own GDPR committee, security team and Compliancy & Policy Officer. That is why Resello is proud to have become ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 certified. ISO 27001 deals with a broader range of data processing and protection, such as financials records, personal data and other confidential organizational information, whereas NEN 7510 deals specifically with health data, such as patient records and personal health history. Because Resello is now certified for both ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 partners can deliver cloud solutions to business end-users, but also to scientific organizations such as schools and universities and to governmental organizations.
“We see an increasing demand from IT companies and their customers to store data locally, in a region or country of their choice. With the new GDPR policies as an important factor enabling this demand. At the same companies also still want the benefits the public cloud offers, such as scalability and pay-per-use.” Says Joeri Borstlap, CEO at Resello. “That’s why Resello offers cloud solutions such as Azure and Azure Stack. They offer the benefits of the public cloud, combined with ability to store data locally. And with the ISO and NEN certifications we ensure data protection is being taken very seriously.”
Resello and Cassiux announce strategic Azure Stack partnership
19-07-2018, Las Vegas
Resello, distributor of cloud solutions, and Cassiux, Dutch specialist in Azure hybrid solutions, are proud to announce at Microsoft Inspire their strategic Azure Stack partnership. By taking over Resello’s Azure Stack activities, Cassiux will join the Global Azure Stack Network, which will allow Cassiux to fulfill their ambition to become the number 1 Azure Stack company in the Netherlands. Meanwhile the partnership allows Resello to keep delivering Azure Stack as-a-Service, as part of the Resello automation platform and cloud marketplace.
“The focus of Resello’s automation platform is on automated provisioning, management and invoicing of cloud solutions. Our partners can manage both their own partners and end-users within this environment.” says Valentijn Borstlap, Director at Resello. “The partnership with Cassiux allows us to keep supplying Azure Stack as-a-Service, as part of our Global Azure Stack Network. Cassiux have proven themselves as a specialist in Azure and Azure Stack. Because of this partnership, by transferring the Azure Stack activities, the management of the Azure Stack remains in very good hands.”
Cassiux and Resello at Microsoft Inspire 2018
One of the first of Resello’s clients to actively market the Azure Stack proposition includes Yourhosting Business, together with its partners Intercept and Platani. The Azure Stack solutions on offer have drawn massive interest from both direct and indirect Microsoft CSP partners, with many new companies from the webhosting industry moving towards the cloud. Partners choose the solutions offered by Cassiux and Resello because of the combination of web presence, SaaS and IaaS solutions all available from one place, on one platform. All these are available for resellers and partners, Resello doesn’t work with end-users directly, instead relying on its partners.
“By participating in the Azure Stack Early Adoption Initiative Resello has had a head start when it comes to Azure Stack. Their knowledge and experience perfectly suite those of Cassiux” says Paul Köllner, Managing Director at Cassiux. “Cassiux has the ambition to become the number 1 Azure Stack business in the Netherlands. That’s why we were recently the first worldwide to own and use the second-generation Azure Stack, the newest 14G PowerEdge servers delivered by Dell EMC. Taking over Resello’s Azure Stack activities fits our ambition perfectly. Resello will keep delivering Azure Stack through its cloud marketplace, and promote it to its resellers, while Cassiux can keep growing its Azure Stack portfolio.”
Resello becomes certified and adds Microsoft CSP education licenses to cloud marketplace
After becoming an official Microsoft CSP Distributor (indirect provider) earlier this year, one of only a dozen in Europa, Resello has now also become certified to add education licenses to the Resello cloud marketplace. Resello partners who work with and sell to educational organizations, such as schools and universities, can now add Microsoft CSP education licenses to their portfolio.
These special licenses are priced significantly lower than normal CSP licenses, and in some special cases they can be provided for free. Companies that want to benefit from these education licenses need to meet the requirements set by Microsoft as part of its Microsoft® Authorized Education Partner (AEP) program.
Because Resello has become certified, we can now support our partners through the whole process of provisioning, management and invoicing of Microsoft CSP education licenses through the Resello automation platform. If you want to learn more, please contact us through email@example.com or call us at 0031 88 002 8200.
Selectel and Resello to Jointly Develop Azure Stack as a Service
30-05-2018, St. Petersburg
Russian IT infrastructure provider Selectel and international business automation platform Resello have announced their new partnership. The companies will consider various joint projects, including the collaborative development of the Azure Stack Network cloud service in Russia. Selectel and Resello signed a memorandum of understanding during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, May 25.
The Global Azure Stack Network by Resello unites data centers, cloud providers, and resellers from countries all over the world. This allows clients to launch geographically distributed resources on the Azure Stack platform with a single resource-metering and billing system. As Resello's Russian-based partner, Selectel will extend the network by launching Azure Stack nodes in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The two companies will additionally collaborate in promoting the Azure Stack Network in the local market.
“Resello has spent many years assisting in the development of Azure Stack. We were one of the first to deploy a Microsoft hybrid cloud in Western Europe. Russia has a lot of potential for hybrid cloud computing development. Support from Selectel, the key Russian player in their segment, is of the utmost importance to us,” states Joeri Borstlap, CEO of Resello.
Selectel is actively developing their own cloud platform, which includes services based on VMware and OpenStack technologies. Partnering with Resello grants the Russian provider a new channel for accessing potential customers and resellers in Europe.
“It’s becoming more and more common for foreign companies doing business in Russia to seek local infrastructure partners. This is driven by the need to comply with local legislation and a commitment to improve services and optimize business applications. We watched Resello develop their cloud marketplace, and we see potential in providing our services with their assistance,” remarked Petr Sheglov, Product Director at Selectel.
Selectel is a reliable Russia-based IT infrastructure provider. The company offers a wide range of privately developed infrastructure products and services as well as partnered solutions with the world’s leading IT developers. Selectel’s network currently consists of six modern data centers in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The real truth about true hybrid cloud.
In the market where innovation and speed to market count for everything, cloud solutions bring almost limitless possibilities to your customers. What if you could offer your end users a hybrid cloud solution that not only allows them to become more efficient and agile, but also offers your business a chance to grow?
Hybrid… or true hybrid?
It is likely that you are already familiar with the public cloud: it offers great scalability and flexibility, allowing businesses to scale up and down their infrastructure to meet their requirements at any one time. You are probably also familiar with the hybrid cloud concept which offers your customers the possibility of using a cloud environment that is consistent with an on-premises datacentre setup. But not all hybrid cloud environments are the same, and none of them can claim to be ‘true hybrids’. Until now.
Microsoft has packaged up its market-leading Azure public cloud for consumption in a private or on-premises environment. Simply put, Microsoft Azure Stack is all about allowing your customers to remove stress and free up their IT team to do the things that contribute to business growth.
We’ve lost count of how often our partners have told us that their customers have requested an environment that provides them the flexibility to choose the right combination of private and public cloud deployment models. Well, now you can help your customers speed up their initiatives by leveraging the rich Azure ecosystem in the totally secure Azure Stack environment.
Consistency is king
Azure Stack is empowered by its one major advantage over other systems - consistency. It’s all about providing an environment experience that is consistent with public Azure cloud. These 3 main Azure Stack features are what make it a completely unique solution:
- Azure Stack portal environment is the exact same code as Azure. One of the real innovations of Azure Stack is the implementation of a cloud API that is consistent with Azure. This provides a set of experiences, tools, application patterns, automation capabilities, deployment and configuration options, and operations that work across both the Azure cloud and the on-premises setup, the ‘Stack’.
- High grade security. The consistency ensures a secure hybrid infrastructure that can help your customers comply with any data regulation. You can let your customers have their services and apps run on Azure Cloud, Azure Stack or a powerful combination of both. Hosting in a physical Azure Stack datacentre, for example that of Resello, means end users meet specific jurisdictional requirements while being able to push their service around the globe. For you, this means having the ability to expand your solutions offer to a wider audience, including highly regulated industries such as finance - which was previously difficult to cater for.
- Stress-free application development. Your customers will be able to speed up time to market with consistent DevOps processes for application development, testing, and publishing. It’s also perfect for businesses that have legacy applications that need to be injected with the power of the cloud. From simple lift and shifts to fully fledged application modernisation, the Azure Stack platform will allow your customers to do it all.
All the benefits, one simple setup, no upfront cost
Azure Stack offers a range of benefits for businesses, but equally it helps you to increase and diversify your revenue stream, expand your customer portfolio to previously untapped industries, and, simply, offer solutions driven by latest and trusted Microsoft technology. Should you choose to partner with Resello, you would be gaining access to a market-leading enterprise hybrid cloud, without the need for any exorbitant upfront capital expenditure, making it easier and more cost effective to sell the latest IT solution. We also don’t require you to tenant a whole Stack, which is perfect if you want to start small (just dip a toe in) and grow from there.
To make the experience even easier for our partners, Resello’s propriety Cloud Business Automation platform lets you seamlessly manage the provisioning and billing of cloud services, allowing you to orchestrate your entire hybrid cloud business from one, central place. From managing your customers and their subscriptions to fully automating billing and provisioning; Resello has fixed the business elements that our partners were finding challenging.
Additionally, Resello’s Global Azure Stack Network of datacentres (93 locations and counting) will allow you to keep your customers critical data and network-intensive applications within a private cloud environment that perfectly fits their regulatory requirements (perfect with GDPR only months away!).
To learn more about the solution that makes selling cloud solutions easy, feel free to contact us. One of our experts will be happy to walk you through everything.
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Microsoft chooses Resello as official Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Distributor for Western Europe
Rust, Germany, March 12, 2018 - Resello has launched a powerful set of tools to enable direct and indirect Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs) to automate selling products from the Microsoft cloud services marketplace. The Resello cloud distribution platform is already trusted by thousands of resellers and direct CSPs worldwide. The company is now one of the few Tier 2 Microsoft Distributors for Western Europe and the only one with over 15 years of experience in the hosting industry. Cloud Service Providers can purchase Microsoft’s productivity solutions directly from Resello in a smart and convenient way.
The next logical step for Cloud Solution Providers is adding more than 70 Microsoft productivity tools, such as Office 365, Dynamics CRM, and Skype for Business, to their portfolio. The market penetration of Microsoft Cloud Solutions is increasing rapidly and is one of the main drivers of Microsoft boosting profitability. With its CSP program, Microsoft introduced cloud-based distribution of their business-standard productivity tools. Companies can either become a direct partner in Microsoft’s CSP program or become an indirect partner through one of the CSP Distributors. Resello is now an official CSP Distributor.
Many direct partners in the CSP program find it challenging to manage and automate reselling subscriptions to their customers. As a solution, Microsoft is encouraging new reseller partners to become an indirect CSP reseller with one of the distributors that offer ready-made business automation in one way or another.
“Resello is the preferred cloud distribution platform of many Web Services and Cloud Solution Providers, Telcos, and Managed Service Providers”, says Joeri Borstlap, CEO at Resello. “The Resello platform is the ultimate solution for these target groups. Partners using the platform benefit from a short time to market and can easily create profitable cross-sell opportunities with domain names, Acronis Backup Cloud, email migration tools, or many other products available in the Resello Cloud Marketplace. As part of its Microsoft Cloud Solutions offering, Resello also offers Public Azure metered billing and ‘Azure Stack as a Service’ through its worldwide ‘Global Azure Stack Network’”.
The Resello platform was already used in the early stages of launching the CSP program by one of the main market makers for Office 365 in Europe and has been refined during the last three years. The Resello team is highly specialized in marketing Microsoft products, activating Microsoft partners, and providing support to reduce time to market.
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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.
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.”
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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.”