RackNap, a leading cloud brokerage platform, today announced the general availability of RackNap Express to help cloud service providers (CSP), hosters and independent software vendors (ISV) drive cloud adoption quickly and efficiently.
The solution includes several new features that meets basic needs of CSPs including the ability to fulfill Microsoft’s new CSP direct bill requirements by August 31. In addition, RackNap Express will be available with no deployment cost.
New features include one-click trials of Microsoft Office 365, upgrading/downgrading Office 365 subscriptions, automated renewal of subscriptions, and an optimized process to migrate customers from one CSP to another.
With RackNap Express, CSPs can choose to sell either some or all Office 365 stock-keeping units (SKUs) with complete automation for billing and provisioning. They can import the SKU listing from the Partner Centre Portal, set markup for individual SKUs, sell add-ons, and more.
They can also offer Microsoft Azure under the CSP program, in which customers can consume any high-end services, like IoT or AI, and the service provider can bill the customer for its actual consumption. These Azure services are offered on both prepaid and post-paid billing models (with defined credit limits).
“RackNap Express will enable Microsoft CSPs to sell cloud solutions without worrying about the investment or management of the underlying infrastructure. It is a ready-to-use business automation tool and helps CSPs to reduce their operational costs, fast-track customer onboarding, and increase profits,” said Guruprit Ahuja, CEO, RackNap.
“RackNap supports the adoption of cloud services, brings efficiency with automation and helps our partners to focus on their business,” said Nicole Herskowitz, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Product Marketing, while announcing availability of RackNap on Azure Marketplace, earlier this year.
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Users can take a trial of RackNap Express for 14 days and then upgrade to the paid plan directly. For more information, on how RackNap can help Microsoft CSPs, please click here.
RackNap is also listed in the Azure Marketplace, and you can install RackNap in your own subscription from here.