How To Buy Microsoft Azure

Cloud Solution Provider

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Crayon How to Buy Microsoft Azure

You can expect MORE with Crayon! Much like there isn’t just one way for you to use Microsoft Azure, there isn’t just one way for you to buy it either - you can choose whichever works best for your business (and budget). And if you aren’t sure which offers the greatest advantage then we can provide advice on the best option for your needs.

No matter how you decide you want to consume and pay for your Azure, you’ll benefit from:

  • No upfront costs

  • No termination fees

  • Pay-as-you-go billing

  • Per-minute billing

How to Buy Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider

As a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, Crayon are able to directly manage your Azure solution for you. This means you can more easily purchase tools, products, and services, with your subscription in one predictable monthly bill.

Beyond the inherent benefits of cloud computing, purchasing Microsoft Azure means you’ll receive more tailored guidance as well as more frequent support than through Microsoft directly.

What are the pros?

  • You can purchase all major commercial suites and standalone products for Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Intune, Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

  • Monthly Billing allows you to have predictable OPEX spending.

  • An established relationship with a knowledgeable Crayon Account Manager who can guide you through Azure and provide additional resources.

  • Flexible billing and configuration on the Crayon customized portal.

  • One point of contact for all your software needs on top of Azure education, support and consulting.

  • Crayon will be able to assist with the entire migration process.

What are the cons?

  • It’s impossible to just convert a traditional Azure subscription or Azure EA subscription to CSP. You need to manually move resources from source subscription (Traditional or EA) to destination subscription (CSP).

  • The Cloud Solution Provider is always an Owner of the Azure CSP subscription. Provider administrators can assign Owner rights to your IT admins, but you are not able to revoke Owner rights from the Provider.

  • Currently there are only BYOL third party solutions in Azure Marketplace. If you wish to buy a third-party solution license with Azure services purchased through CSP, then the Provider can sell this license separately or include it in the service cost (e.g. Provider can add a license subscription to BYOL Barracuda Firewall or Citrix NetScaler, which will be separate from Azure CSP bill).