The cloud provides a means by which organizations can procure IT services in a way that offers many benefits, such as increased flexibility and reduced cost. This covers a wide range of service types and delivery models, ranging from in-house virtual servers to software accessed by multiple organizations.
Cloud solutions have become prevalent in business because of their many benefits. As an alternative to capital expenditure, the cloud delivery model removes upfront capital investment and allows your organization to benefit from subscription-based services. Additional benefits of cloud-based solutions include quick deployment, automatic software updates and integration, efficiency and cost reduction, enhanced data security, improved scalability, ease of collaboration, unlimited storage capacity, better data back-up and restoration capabilities, easier disaster recovery and data loss prevention, mobility (via remote devices), and a competitive edge.
As such, there are now many companies offering various branded solutions and delivery models in managed and hosted services. With all of the cloud services currently available, IntelligISTM chose to be an expert in one—the Microsoft Cloud. With increased scalability and reliability enabled by the cloud, IntelligISTM Connected 365TM Cloud Services allow you to respond faster to changing business needs and demands. We partner with you to design the most efficient migration path from your existing solution to a cloud-based solution to help make the transition as seamless as possible.
IntelligISTM is a Microsoft Partner with a Cloud and Productivity specialization. We’ve developed a dedicated brand and division to assist your organization with the unique requirements and complexities of the cloud, and we’ll help you put it all together.
IntelligISTM Connected 365TM Cloud Services include:
Microsoft Azure IaaS
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offers essential compute, storage, and networking resources on demand, on a pay-as-you-go basis. IaaS is one of the four types of cloud services, along with software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and serverless. Migrating your organization’s infrastructure to an IaaS solution helps you reduce maintenance of on-premises data centers, save money on hardware costs, and gain real-time business insights. IaaS solutions give you the flexibility to scale your IT resources up and down with demand. They also help you quickly provision new applications and increase the reliability of your underlying infrastructure.
Azure IaaS can help your organization:
- Empower remote productivity with a seamless virtual desktop experience.
- HDeliver efficiency with unified security and management capabilities.
- Save money by migrating to the cloud and getting more value from your existing investments.
Azure & Horizon on Azure Virtual Desktops
VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure is a desktop virtualization service that simplifies your delivery of on-premises and cloud virtual desktops and applications by connecting your instance of Azure to VMware. Deliver the same great Windows 10 experience and security that Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop) is known for, while gaining the advanced scaling and optimization across environments VMware provides.
Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure allows you to provide more secure remote-work solutions with a modern datacenter for your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). You can deliver virtual desktops and apps using Azure and VMware Horizon, whether your infrastructure is on-premises or in the cloud. Use the simplified management experience to enable hybrid deployments that meet your needs. You can also optimize the Horizon user experience using VMware’s global broker technology to centralize management, optimize costs and provide a familiar user experience.
Microsoft Teams is the hub for team collaboration in Microsoft 365/Office 365 that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged. Microsoft Teams acts as a central hub for workplace conversations, collaborative teamwork, video chats and document sharing, all designed to aid worker productivity in a unified suite of tools.
Create and manage teams and channels, schedule a meeting, turn on language translations, and share files. Transition from a chat to a call for deeper collaboration, manage calendar invites, join a meeting and use background effects. You can set your availability status, stay up to date with the activity feed, and create group chats and coauthor shared files for real-time collaboration.
Teams is available as a desktop app, via web browser, and as a mobile app. It’s supported across all major operating systems, such as Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.
Endpoint Manager (Intune)
Microsoft Endpoint Manager helps deliver the modern workplace and modern management to keep your data secure, in the cloud and on-premises. Endpoint Manager includes the services and tools you use to manage and monitor mobile devices, desktop computers, virtual machines, embedded devices, and servers.
Microsoft Intune is a 100% cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) provider for your apps and devices. It lets you control features and settings on Android, Android Enterprise, iOS/iPadOS, macOS, and Windows 10 devices. It integrates with other services, including Azure Active Directory (AD), mobile threat defenders, ADMX templates, Win32 and custom LOB apps, and more.
If you have on-premises infrastructure, such as Exchange or an Active Directory, the Intune connectors are also available:
- The Intune Connector for Active Directory adds entries to your on-premises Active Directory domain for computers that enroll using Windows Autopilot.
- The Intune certificate connector processes certificate requests from devices that use certificates for authentication and S/MIME email encryption.
As part of Endpoint Manager, you can use Intune to create and check for compliance, and deploy apps, features, and settings to your devices using the cloud.
Endpoint Manager also services you may know and already be using, including Microsoft Configuration Manager, Desktop Analytics, and Windows Autopilot. These services are part of the Microsoft 365 stack to help secure access, protect data, and respond and manage risk.
Allows you to work smarter with business-class email and calendaring. Exchange helps you collaborate on your critical documents and gives you a focused inbox that prioritizes important messages and adapts to your work style, so you can get more done—faster.
Microsoft SharePoint is a cloud-based service that helps organizations share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to:
- Empower teamwork
- Quickly find information
- Seamlessly collaborate across the organization
If you have files that you need to move to SharePoint in Microsoft 365, if your organization has legal or other requirements that govern the handling of data, or if you have sensitive or confidential information that you want to protect, you can configure SharePoint specifically to accommodate your governance standards and policies.
Allows for the storage of photos and files, where they can be accessed from any device, anywhere. OneDrive’s functionality and design have reached a point of usability and reliability with a rich feature set, online office apps, and wide platform support. It has attractive and capable web and mobile interfaces, photo AI tagging, real-time collaborative editing, and powerful search. The service’s deep integration with Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 and its completeness and polish have earned accolades across the industry.
The Microsoft Cloud offers the breadth and depth for your organization to meet every challenge with unmatched integration spanning application infrastructure, data and AI, developer tools and services, security and compliance, collaboration and business processes.
To learn more about IntelligISTM Connected 365TM Cloud Services and migrating to the Microsoft Cloud, please contact us.