TD Synnex has launched its Migrate2Azure service to help smaller Microsoft CSPs get their cloud business moving ahead of the end-of-support (EoS) date on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, of 10 October 2023.
Migrate2Azure is designed to help Microsoft CSP partners that have opportunities to grow their Microsoft Azure business but do not possess all the capabilities they need to move customer workloads currently deployed on-premises to the cloud platform.
The service is believed to be the first of its kind to be made available to Microsoft partners in the UK and Ireland. It will help smaller CSPs get their Azure business moving and meet customer needs ahead of the end-of-support date on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
TD Synnex’s team will migrate applications from in-house or private cloud servers to Azure, free of charge. All proposals put forward for the TD Synnex Migrate2Azure offer will first need to go through a Microsoft Solution Assessment. While this stipulates a minimum size of 25 virtual machines, TD Synnex will consider propositions of a smaller scale.
Simon Bennett, director, enterprise software and cloud, UK and Ireland, TD Synnex, said: “Migrate2Azure gives SMB-focused partners the practical support they need to get their Azure business moving. While larger and more established MSPs may have the capability to move workloads to Azure themselves, many smaller Microsoft CSP partners do not have the experience or the resources to manage a migration project. The TD Synnex Migrate2Azure service means that they can overcome that challenge and really get their Azure business moving.
“With the EoS on editions of Windows Server 2012 fast approaching, this is the ideal time for customers to migrate to the cloud. That’s presenting opportunities to partners which, with Migrate2 Azure, we can help them to take.”
As well as access to TD Synnex’s own Azure specialists, the service will enable partners to drive higher revenues and develop closer relationships with customers without making any additional investment or taking operational risk.