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Netsurit earns Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialisation

Netsurit recognised as provider of secure, cloud-driven solutions that support remote productivity in a reshaped world. Johannesburg, 20 November – Netsurit today announced it has earned the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop advanced specialisation, a validation of a partner’s deep knowledge, extensive experience and expertise in deploying, scaling and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure. Only partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of their Windows Virtual Desktop technical practices, are able to earn the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop advanced specialisation. Supporting secure remote work for employees is more critical than ever. Windows Virtual Desktop is a Microsoft solution that seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products and allows customers to implement virtual desktops in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way. Partners with validated capabilities in implementing Windows Virtual Desktop can help customers deploy and navigate the licensing efficiencies it offers to deliver the solution that is most efficient for their organisation. “Netsurit has extensive experience with Microsoft WVD, from early private releases,” says Hud Krause, Professional Services Executive at Netsurit. “We have deployed the solution at several customer sites of different types and sizes, and met a variety of technical and business requirements during the last few months. We are hugely impressed with its capabilities. This is going to become a major focus for Netsurit, especially having it delivered out of local Microsoft Datacentres. COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of this solution as a means of delivering a secure, modern ‘work from home’ desktop environment to thousands of customers worldwide, and South Africa has been no exception. Netsurit has 13 Gold Microsoft competencies. When Microsoft announced the Microsoft WVD Advanced specialisation, the company jumped at the opportunity to apply and undergo the required audit. “The accreditation process was stringent, and we passed with flying colours,” says Krause. “The assessors put us through our paces and thoroughly checked the depth and quality of our product knowledge and track record of delivering WVD solutions. Achieving Advanced Specialisation validates our abilities and demonstrates the depth of our capabilities in this area to Microsoft and our clients. We look forward to the opportunity to implement more WVD solutions to tackle the most challenging requirements.” Krause says customers have been amazed at the speed and ease of implementing WVD. All the automation capabilities of Microsoft Azure are used to perform a template-based deployment far quicker than an equivalent on-premises implementation. Because applications and user settings are configured centrally, there is little need to touch end-user devices. “We developed standardised deployment methodologies and automation tools which enabled us to build large WVD infrastructures rapidly,” adds Krause. “With the time pressures due to COVID-19 lockdowns, we were able to perform large implementations very quickly, which our customers have appreciated.” With many customers not having a core technology focus in their business, they don’t always have the time, budget, human resources, or energy to rapidly take on the support and management of new services. This is a major challenge for many organisations when adopting cloud services such as Microsoft 365 and Azure. “It was for this reason that we implemented our Netsurit Security and Operations Centre (NSOC) to provide a comprehensive and cost-effective end-to-end management solution for cloud services,” says Krause. “We have incorporated a WVD management service into our NSOC where we will provide all the back end and end-user support an organisation needs for a WVD infrastructure. With the combination of the WVD resources in Azure, Microsoft 365 licensing, remote support via our NSOC and optional thin client device rental, we can provide a full end-user computing solution for less than R1000 per user, per month.” Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. added, “The Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop advanced specialisation highlights the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to deploying Windows Virtual Desktop in Azure. Netsurit clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to offer clients a path to transition to desktop-as-a-service in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way.” About Netsurit Established in 1995, Netsurit is a global company that provides Managed Services for organisations of all sizes -- whether you are starting up, building momentum, or going global. Our IT Consulting will take your technology strategy to the next level. Our Cloud Computing and Virtualisation will move you to a more dynamic infrastructure and our Information Security and Disaster Recovery will restore your systems and put you back in business fast. To find out more about our Windows Virtual Desktop offer, click here.
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Brainstorm Special Feature: A Company Built on Dreams

Talking business with Orrin Klopper isn’t as deeply business like as you might expect. Instead of discussing facts, figures, numbers and targets, he talks about dreams and happiness; of bucket lists and balanced lifestyles. “At the heart of our DNA is our basic cause supporting the dreams of the doers,” he says. For Netsurit, that means helping employees achieve their personal dreams and ambitions, and helping customers meet their broader business goals by taking care of their day-to-day IT operations.”
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Netsurit leverages benefits of Microsoft advanced analytics

The importance of cloud security was the main topic of discussion at a recent Microsoft Security Partner Event held in Israel. The event was attended by Netsurit, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, one of only a few in South Africa that specialises in cloud security solutions on the Microsoft platform.
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Letter For Netsurit ATP Endorsement

The OSF-SA is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the values, institutions and practises of a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic civil society. Since 2016, Netsurit has been our strategic IT partner.
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Galderma Testimonial

Galderma South Africa, a leading pharmaceutical subsidiary of Nestle specialising in skin health recently outsourced its IT services and support needs to Netsurit.
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DMS-Testimonial

DMS Powders, a global market leader in the production and distribution of dense media ferrosilicon powders for the diamond recovery industry awarded the tender for a new IT service provider to Netsurit in 2017.
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Reed Exhibitions®

Managed Network Services can provide a strategic advantage for your business. Reed Exhibitions, Southern Africa’s top exhibition organisers found that out when they partnered with managed IT support services and consulting specialist Netsurit over 14 years ago.
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Nelson Mandela Week Report

This year, Mandela day was incredibly special as it is Tata’s centenary year and his legacy is monumental. We would like to thank Netsurit for choosing Afrika Tikkun as your charity and spending your day putting smiles on the faces of our young people.
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2018 Winner Channel Futures

Netsurit has once again been ranked among the Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures. The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide.
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Giuricich Brothers Testimonial

We are a construction company that has been in business for over 77 years. For the past 18 years, since Netsurit was founded, they have been our preferred IT service and support provider.
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Netsurit sets The President Hotel on track to becoming the technology leader in hospitality

Technology in the hospitality industry has become critical to attracting and retaining guests. As consumer expectations rise when it comes to technology, networks need to be rock solid. To meet escalating guest and staff expectations, the President Hotel, an award-winning resort in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, approached managed services provider Netsurit to assist.The hotel wanted to futureproof its network and offer guests the kind of service that could only be provided by a robust, secure and accessible infrastructure.
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Eurolux and Netsurit Complete Long-Term IT Enchantments

When Raynard Sims joined Eurolux in 2015 as IT manager he wanted to emulate the success of the company as a whole in his IT department. After researching his options, he chose Netsurit to answer that challenge. The risks that were immediately identified by Netsurit during their onboarding process included lack of security, neglected infrastructure, no back-up or disaster recovery and no documented support procedures.
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Open Society Foundation for South Africa NPC

The OSF-SA is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the values, institutions and practises of a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic civil society. Since 2016, Netsurit has been our strategic IT partner. One of the many successful projects managed by Netsurit was migrating our on-premise email system to Microsoft Office 365 cloud.
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SA’s Netsurit, US firm Marathon merge

South African-based technology services company Netsurit and US firm Marathon Consulting, both ranked among the world’s top 300 IT managed services providers (MSPs), have concluded a merger in terms of which Marathon Consulting will become part of Netsurit. The deal creates an international MSP, headquartered in Johannesburg with offices in Durban, Cape Town, Ho Chi Minh City, Denver, and New York City.
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Netsurit, Inobits Merge

Technology services company Netsurit and niche professional services consultancy Inobits have concluded a deal, with the two companies merging under the Netsurit banner. Their combined skills set creates a business poised to quickly capture new market share, enabling them to provide a balanced, end-to-end service for their clients.
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Netsurit case study in Latest Copy of Topgrading

Netsurit’s CEO, Orrin Klopper, attended a “Birthing of the Giants” course at MIT — an entrepreneurship leadership program designed to help entrepreneurs drive their companies forward and it was at this course that he was introduced to the concept of Topgrading.
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Netsurit wins small business specialist of The Year Award 2011

Netsurit has won the small business specialist of the year award for the second consecutive year. The annual MicrosoNetsurit has won the small business specialist of the year award for the second consecutive year. The annual Microsoft Partner Awards were held on 18 October 2011, in Durban. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate the successes of partner organizations within the Microsoft partner framework.ft Partner Awards were held on 18 October 2011, in Durban. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate the successes of partner organizations within the Microsoft partner framework.