TierPoint has announced the national expansion of managed Microsoft Azure services. The expansion builds on TierPoint’s acquisition earlier this year of Cosentry, which had previously rolled out these services.

This development enables TierPoint managed services on Microsoft’s Azure public cloud, including design, implementation, migration, and optimization. TierPoint also offers managed Office 365 services nationally, including initial environment assessment and performance recommendations, consulting and customization, hybrid environment design and synchronization of Office 365 with on premise Exchange.

“We’re seeing a steady increase in the growth of hybrid cloud solutions,” said Shea Long, senior vice president of products, TierPoint. “By offering managed services on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, we provide customers with greater flexibility in addressing their IT infrastructure needs. Our consultative approach, from solution design to migration, can help customers reduce time to market and minimize downtime risk through patching, monitoring, anti-virus, proactive notification, and more.”

Lansing Trade Group is a TierPoint client that has successfully migrated to a hybrid cloud solution, incorporating Microsoft Azure. Prior to the migration, Lansing faced a number of challenges including aging IT infrastructure, the need to auto-scale servers based on demand and only pay for what they used, and a need to shift traditional infrastructure tasks to a collaborative cloud provider.

 “We saw an opportunity to move to a more efficient cloud solution leveraging the Azure platform and TierPoint’s managed services,” said Jason Sears, director of IT, Lansing.