Microsoft Cloud solutions in 2020 are a lot more mature than we’ve seen, have expanded to being multi-cloud, and is likely to focus on vertical growth and a sales ground war as the leading vendors battle for market share.
As the inevitable transitioning to the Microsoft cloud continues to multiply over time, businesses are quickly adapting to various cloud services. But who helps you deploy these services without breaking your own neck? Today, companies are realizing that the expertise they can gain with an MSP on board, makes them paramount. A large number of USA-based businesses, in particular, find themselves in a good position after teaming up with a Microsoft Cloud Solution MSP.
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Picking the top service provider isn’t always easy. There are literally hundreds of MSP companies in the USA that deal in Microsoft Cloud Solutions ranging wildly in size, client base, and service offering – from small teams offering hardware set-up and basic troubleshooting to the largest cloud providers in the world.
With so many MSPs in the USA to choose from – a lot of them claiming to be “the best” or “the largest” Microsoft Cloud Solution providers – it can be tedious to sort through all your options and find the right solution for your needs.
The only way to achieve a positive experience from an MSP is to align your business’s IT related needs with the MSP’s services. Considering that, we’ve put together a list of 15 MSPs worth looking into if you’re planning to make a move to the cloud. We’ve picked these Solution Providers on a very basic criteria, seeing if they offer the three most highlighted solutions by Microsoft; Microsoft Teams, Azure Infrastructure and Microsoft 365 Security. Why, you ask?
In light of the recent times, it has become evident that the ultimate tool to enhance remote work is Microsoft Teams. Teams is a chat-based workspace within Microsoft 365. Its feature-rich in both mobile and desktop apps, offering real-time chat, audio, and video calls, along with in-the-moment file collaboration over cellular or Wi-Fi. Teams collects all your conversations and documents in one place so you can locate them easily. Since there’s just one interface, you don’t have to learn or integrate multiple applications. All these super features make it very easy to work from home or literally anywhere around the world. Teams is currently being used by all sorts of industries; Education, Financial, Agriculture, Government, you name it.
Microsoft Azure will help your business protect data, streamline processes and cut costs. Companies that already use other Microsoft products are very likely to migrate to Azure when moving to a cloud based server as compared to AWS. Businesses that divulge in other popular Microsoft services like Outlook, Office 365 and Teams are able to integrate Azure’s cloud services with those tools efficiently and seamlessly. In addition, Azure utilizes the same virtual machines (VMs) that businesses use on-premises, including both Windows and Linux. What better, huh?
Who doesn’t want their data to be protected from all sorts of rats? Microsoft 365 Security provides threat protection, data protection, and device management features to help you protect your company from online threats and unauthorized access, as well as protect and manage company data on your phones, tablets, and computers. The new Microsoft 365 security and compliance center are specialized workspaces designed to meet the needs of security and compliance teams. These solutions are integrated across Microsoft 365 services and provide actionable insights, helping reduce risks and safeguarding your digital estate.
Exciting, right? Let’s not waste any more time and launch right into our list of the top 15 Microsoft Solution Providers in the US.
Microsoft 365 Security
Fast Track Ready
Partner of the Year
Training, Deploy-ment, Migration
Build, Deploy, Management & Consultation
17 Gold Compet-encies
Tier 1 CSP
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
USA, Canada, UK, Europe, China, India, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan
3.8 on Glassdoor
Managed service, Cloud PBX, Migration
Azure management services, application development, migration
Office 365 Security, Enterprise mobility + security, compliance, deployment
13 Gold compet-encies
Tier 1 CSP
Rating: 4.4 on G2 Crowd
Office 365 VoIP, Cloud PBX
AAD, Azure backup site recovery, Data center migratio-n
Cloud Security, Cloud compliance services, intune, mobile device management
12 Gold Compet-encies
Tier 2 CSP
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
4.7 on Featured Customer-s
Commu-nication Square LLC
Teams consultancy, Teams for Education, Teams for Businesses, Migration from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams
Server Data backups, Disaster site recovery, Data center migration
Device management, Industry compliance, user rights management
10 Gold Compet-encies
Tier 1 CSP
USA, Pakistan, Spain
5 on Google
Deployment, Collabo-ration tools, security and complia-nce, control
Azure site recovery, Azure Active directory, Azure informat-ion Protecti-on
Cloud App Security
9 Gold Compet-encies
Tier 1 CSP
2008, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2018, 2020
4.7 on Gartner
DR/BC, Dev/Test, SQL, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Media Services, Azure Backup, Azure Remote App, Operati-ons Management Suite, Azure Informa-tion Protection, Azure Machine Learning, and Citrix on Azure
Advance-d Active Directory Premium, Multi-Factor Authent-ication, Self Service User Passwor-d Reset, IDM, Rights Management (RMS), Advanc-ed Threat Analytics (ATA), and Intune Mobile Device Management
7 Gold compet-encies
Tier 1 CSP
4.7 on Featured Customer-s
O365 Cloud Experts
Deployment, Adoption & Customi-zation
Active Directory, Web Hosting, Windows Virtual Desktop
Intune & EMS Plans
5 Gold Compet-encies
Tier 1 CSP
8.3 on Trust radius
Microso-ft Managed Desktop, Windows Virtual Desktop
Email protecti-on, Identity protecti-on, Comput-er Protecti-on, Docume-nt Protectio-n, Securtiy Complia-nce
3 Gold Compet-encies
Tier 1 CSP
4.8 on Trustpilot
Teams Backup, Automat-e provisio-ning, manage-ment and lifecycle for Teams
Data Center Migratio-n
Backup & Restore, Cloud Backup, Cloud Governa-nce, Data Validatio-n & Classifica-tion, Data Validatio-n, Classifica-tion & Protectio-n, Enterpris-e Risk Management, Governa-nce Automat-ion, High Availabil-ity
1 Gold Compet-ency
Tier 1 CSP
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia
4.5 on Gartner
Cloud PBX, SIP Trunking, Ucaas
Azure, Performance Cloud, Private cloud, Web hosting, Windows Virtual Desktop
Office Protect, Acronis Online Backup, Veeam Cloud connect, Bitfender Antivirus
Tier 2 CSP
2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
USA, Canada, Europe
3.2 on G2 Crowd
Deploym-ent, Adoption & Customi-zation
Azure Active Directory, Azure Informa-tion Protectio-n, Azure pre-migratio-n assessm-ent, Azure Migratio-n, Azure governa-nce, Azure cost management
Microsof-t endpoint Configuration manager, Intune, Adavnce-d Threat protectio-n, Microsof-t Secure Score, Cloud App Security
Tier 1 CSP
5 on Spicewor-ks
Teams consulti-ng, governa-nce, Cloud PBX, Teams training,Teams for Industries
Intune, Device manage-ment, Mobile Applicati-on manage-ment
Tier 1 CSP
4.2 on Glassdoo-r
Hosted server, IaaS, Backup and Disaster recovery
Baseline security services, Extended security services, Security complian-ce
Tier 2 CSP
3.5 on Glassdoo-r
Build, Deploy, Manage-ment & Consulta-tion
Security Assessm-ent, Threat detectio-n and Protectio-n, Deploym-ent and training
Tier 1 CSP
3.0 on Indeed
Managed service, cloud PBX, Migratio-n
Converg-ed Infrastru-stcure, data protecti-on, devOps
Network security, endpoint security, cloud security, applicati-on security, Data security
Tier 1 CSP
USA, Europe, Asia
2.5 on Glassdoo-r
1. HITACHI SOLUTIONS
At the 2003 Microsoft Partner Awards, a savvy entrepreneur and his two business partners were captivated with new enterprise software that promised to revolutionize the way people do business. Inspired by what was to be Dynamics - and the partners who evangelised it - the trio sketched their vision on a cocktail napkin. In 2004, they founded Iteration2, a company built on Microsoft innovation, technology expertise, and a passion for customers. From D365 to Azure to Modern Workplace to IoT and more, their pioneering spirit lives on through Hitachi Solutions America. Hitachi Solutions has won 13 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards.
2. CATAPULT SYSTEMS
Established in 1993, Catapult has consistently been recognized among the top .01% of all Microsoft partners for its expertise in digital transformation and cloud-based technologies. As a global modern digital solutions and services firm, Catapult specializes in Microsoft technologies. They provide complete architectural design, implementation, adoption and management services for both on-premise and cloud technologies for large and mid-size organizations, across all industries. Catapult currently provides services across North America from offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Denver, Phoenix and Tampa, as well as in Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Raleigh.
3. AGILE IT
Headquartered in San Diego, Agile IT is a cloud-first managed services company and one of the top 100 Cloud Computing Solutions Providers in the world. Having won the Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year four years consecutively, they offer flexible, cloud managed services that go beyond the IT department. With their level of expertise, they work in perfect harmony with the education, corporate, government and nonprofit sectors and have been successfully doing so since 2006.
4. COMMUNICATION SQUARE LLC
With 10 Microsoft Gold Competencies, Communication Square LLC has been acknowledged to make significant efforts to understand your business’ goals and provide solutions that align with and perfectly accommodate all your IT related needs – not just at the moment – but for the future as well! From healthcare companies to telecommunication providers and logistics movers – they have helped companies fully utilize the power of world’s best Cloud infrastructure – Microsoft Cloud. Communication Square has also been featured as the No. 1 recommended Partner on Microsoft Firstline Workforce Homepage!
5. ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES
We all know that starting on a secure communications and collaboration path can be daunting! That’s exactly why you’re reading this article, right, to make sure you make the right choice? Enabling Technologies supports the full life cycle of the deployment and migration process of Microsoft solutions so you can rest easy and focus on your core business. With their adoption in the box programs, they ensure your team eagerly embraces the new tools. How fun! No wonder they’re 6-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award.
Enabling Technologies was not found on Azure Marketplace
A direct Microsoft CSP, DynTek is a national systems integrator, risk management partner, and expert technology consultant serving government, healthcare, education, and commercial organizations. They are focused on delivering cloud, on-premise, and hybrid solutions that drive outcomes that suit your needs. DynTek has been quoted as “Customer-focused”, their first priority being the thorough understanding of a client’s business needs. They not only hold partnership with Microsoft but also Cisco, Citrix, NetApp, Dell and many more.
Dyntek was not found on Azure Marketplace
7. O365 Cloud Experts
A subsidiary of Apps4Rent, and a Tier-1 Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, O365 Cloud Experts ensures its legitimacy with its vast experience in hosting Microsoft softwares. For over 13 years, they have been supporting thousands of customers from over 50 countries! Expanding their playing field, they now also provide consultation to help customers get the best out of Office 365, the dominant business productivity software of choice in organizations of all sizes.
8. BEMO PRO
BeMo Pro is an entirely remote company. It’s how they show their dedication to Microsoft 365 and Azure. They’re literally a testament to how small and medium-sized businesses can successfully go mobile. With their remote workforce scattered all around the globe, they use Teams for collaboration, Office 365 for all of their work, and of course, all of the security tools in the Microsoft arsenal! Being considered one of the most valuable MSP’s dealing particularly with Microsoft 365 and Azure, BeMo Pro could be the partner that you’re looking for.
9. AVE POINT
Next up we have Ave Point – 7-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. Highly trusted for their ability to manage, migrate and protect cloud environments, Ave Point has over 16,000 customers and 7 Million Cloud Users worldwide. On the side, they also extend support to local communities by partnering, volunteering and donating. Partnered with TechSoup, Ave Point also donates software to not-for-profits to support their mission. Warms the heart, does it not?
Ave Point was not found on Azure Marketplace
Operating since 1998, Sherweb makes it to the top fifteen MSP’s based out of the States. They offer value added, enterprise-grade cloud solutions such as Hosted Exchange, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SharePoint hosting and Lync. Having onboarded around 40,000 customers in 100 countries, SherWeb has been recognized for offering the best overall value of technical knowledge, friendly, helpful support, proven infrastructure and flexible, affordable plans. They hold a team of multilingual Microsoft-certified experts that is available 24/7 by phone, email or chat, with an average response time of less than 40 seconds!
Sherweb was not found on Azure Marketplace
Founded in 2009, MessageOps has always been a MSP with one clear purpose: to assist clients moving to online Microsoft services like Office 365. Ever since, they’ve expanded to offer various new services but stuck to the same core aims of eliminating cost barriers for clients and providing them with a better experience. Having migrated more than a whopping five million seats to Microsoft Office 365, MessageOps makes it among the top 15 Microsoft US cloud partners.
MessageOps was not found on Azure Marketplace
12. EPC Group
EPC Group has a long history as one of the leading Office 365 and Teams technology consulting and software integration firms in the country. Founded in 1997, EPC Group has been pioneering the way organizations collaborate, communicate and share information. They leverage their expertise through proven “From the Consulting Trenches” strategies that serve as the foundation for their solutions for thousands of organizations. These ward-winning strategies focus entirely on harnessing your organization’s granular business requirements to providing end-to-end solutions to meet your company’s needs.
EPC Group was not found on Azure Marketplace
Compudyne began as a local computer reseller in 1988 with the belief that high-quality equipment and first-rate technical support are the keys to developing superior IT services. In the years since, they’ve grown their company by providing a complete array of technology services, including network management, security, hosted servers and connectivity. They are of the firm belief that technology should always support business goals and they make sure of that by deployment of various Microsoft solutions across organizations.
Compudyne was not found on Azure Marketplace
14. INTEGRATED IT
Integrated IT is a leading provider of outsourced information technology services in the Northeast. In business since 1999, they have built a successful practice around knowledge, honesty and responsibility, and as a result have established hundreds of trust-based, decades-long partnership relationships with clients across multiple industries, as well as with educational institutions and government agencies.
From Cloud, Security and AI to Digitization and Managed Services, ePlus helps organizations navigate their technology options – and then design, orchestrate and seamlessly implement solutions. Backed by a staff of experts, more than 650 certified on the latest technologies from industry-leading IT companies, ePlus provides unparalleled guidance and expertise that allows customers to maximize the return on their technology investments.
These may not be the biggest cloud providers on the market, nor the largest Microsoft Cloud Solution MSP’s in all of America. Maybe not all of these companies fit your business, but what they will do is represent an interesting comparison of the range of MSPs offering Microsoft Cloud Solutions in America and may also help guide your decision.
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