HOSTING Further Unifies the Cloud Through Microsoft CSP Program
The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program allows HOSTING to directly bill, provision, manage, & sell Microsoft cloud offerings
DENVER, CO – July 21, 2015 -– HOSTING, the leading provider of managed cloud services, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program. The program is designed to strengthen customer relationships and expand cloud sales opportunities by enabling partners to provide direct billing, sell combined offers and services and directly provision, manage and support products and services.
With this new development, HOSTING now owns the complete Microsoft customer lifecycle, allowing it to sell Azure as well as Office 365 and Windows Intune subscriptions and help customers take advantage of cloud services by owning the entire billing process and directly managing support.
“Our Unified Cloud strategy began with Microsoft Azure and we expect robust growth to accelerate by joining the Cloud Solution Provider program,” said Andrew Schroepfer, chief strategy officer, HOSTING. “Combined with our launch of HOSTING Labs, we expect to release more innovations on Azure and meet the strong demand for Office 365 in key verticals such as healthcare where our compliance capabilities shine brightest.”
“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.”
HOSTING offers partners the ability to customize billing, customer and service management control panels with individualized branding. Additional capabilities include:
- Solution architecture, integration and managed migration
- Continual security and compliance posture monitoring backed by its unique 100% audit assurance guarantee
- Ongoing spend management and unified billing, including customized integration with third-party CRM and billing platforms
- 24 x 7 monitoring and incident response from a dedicated support team
Additional features in beta can be accessed at the HOSTING Labs website, Labs.HOSTING.com.
HOSTING delivers secure, compliant, always-on cloud solutions that empower companies to increase revenue, reduce expense and manage risk. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, HOSTING owns and operates six geographically-dispersed data centers under an ITIL-based control environment validated for compliance against HIPAA, PCI DSS and SOC (formerly SAS 70) frameworks. Its superior infrastructure, expert cloud architects and industry-leading customer satisfaction scores have been consistently recognized by Gartner in the Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant.