UnifyCloud Supports Microsoft Intelligent Asset Manager Maximizing Software Asset Management Value
The Microsoft Intelligent Asset Manager (IAM) allows UnifyCloud to provide transparency in software consumption, move beyond license compliance and increase customer value.
REDMOND, Wash. – May 21, 2018 – PRLog — UnifyCloud, a Microsoft Gold Partner focused on cloud migration and cybersecurity, today announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to help customers maximize the value of Software Asset Management (SAM),moving beyond license compliance and toward increased customer value. Microsoft Intelligent Asset Manager (IAM) enables UnifyCloud’s partners and customers to more easily and transparently collect and securely share IT inventory data and leverage Microsoft’s centralized service to establish a licensing position. In addition, UnifyCloud helps customers gain valuable insights into areas such as cloud migration opportunities and cybersecurity risks. As a result, time-consuming, expensive and disruptive reviews are a thing of the past and enables more time and focus on helping customers manage their IT infrastructure and derive meaningful insight from this process.
IAM makes it easier to understand a customer’s IT inventory, store that data in a secure and customer-controlled manner and enable the seamless creation of an Effective License Position (ELP) – a trusted baseline for both parties. Coupled with UnifyCloud’s CloudRecon®technology, customers can also create a detailed IT dashboard and associated on-demand reports covering cybersecurity, server and application cloud migration opportunities and associated run-rate costs based on sizing, and on-premises server optimization. Through a special program with UnifyCloud, Microsoft customers can use the IAM IT infrastructure data via UnifyCloud’s solution to develop a data-driven comprehensive cloud migration strategy. Doing so in a managed and transparent process using pre-agreed metrics will save customer resources, allow friction-free self-optimization, create more value driven relationships for Microsoft customers and empower informed strategic technology and cloud decisions.
“UnifyCloud provides comprehensive analytics for the development of actionable cloud migration plans and reduced cybersecurity risk based on a customer’s actual IT infrastructure inventory as collected in IAM”, said Norm Barber, UnifyCloud Managing Director. “We’re extremely proud to work with Microsoft to help our mutual customers create more value-driven relationships, and maximize the value of Software Asset Management”
Patama Chantaruck, General Manager of Worldwide Software Asset Management & Compliance at Microsoft Corp., said, “We believe SAM, when done right, is a strategic advantage for our customers. We stay committed to helping all organizations maximize value, minimize risk and achieve more with their IT investments. To enable this, we work with partners to simplify the way SAM engagements are conducted and ensure customers receive meaningful value from them. We are delighted with UnifyCloud’s support for Intelligent Asset Manager, and we look forward to bringing the powerful value of SAM to accelerate the digital transformation for our customers.”
UnifyCloud has helped the the world’s largest organizations successfully migrate their IT infrastructure (servers, VMs, storage) and custom built applications to Azure. UnifyCloud migrates apps & data to Azure Containers, VMs and PaaS with a focus on controlling cost, security, and governance & regulatory compliance (e.g. Hitrust, GDPR). The CloudAtlas® suite of automated tools standardize the migration process delivering consistent, secure, and error-free migrations, supporting data center migrations at scale. The process begins with a detailed assessment of the customers existing infrastructure as the starting point for developing a cloud strategy.
Based in Redmond, Washington, UnifyCloud is a rapidly growing and successful, Microsoft Gold Partner and technology provider and consultancy, with a development and operations center in Noida, India. The company was ranked #353 on the Inc. 5000 list for 2015 and is a Tier 1 Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider. For more information, visit www.unifycloud.com.