NBConsult is excited to announce that they have obtained their Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop advanced specialization.
NBConsult, a Microsoft Gold partner since 2013, was recognised as a global finalist at the 2019 ‘Microsoft Partner of the Year’ Awards in the ‘Intelligent Communications’ category. They also won the 2020 Microsoft Hong Kong Top MSP Partner award. With offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, NBConsult holds Gold Partner competencies in Cloud Productivity, Messaging, Cloud Platform, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions and Collaboration and Content.
Over months of rigorous hard work, from proof of concepts of WVD (now called Azure Virtual Desktop), deployments and testing to sign off and handover of pristine environments. A track record was established, and an intensive several hour-long external audit was conducted where NBConsult proved their worth in the race to being one of a handful of South African based companies to achieve this accolade.
Group CEO and fearless NBConsult leader, Nicolas Blank, was ecstatic about the certification: “Our ongoing partnership with Microsoft is demonstrated clearly with the achievement of the WVD Advanced specialisation. Having implemented this product since its preview days, we have witnessed its maturing and are proud to demonstrate our advanced capability by passing a rigorous audit process through our amazing team.”
WVD seamlessly delivers virtual desktops and apps from Azure that can be accessed anywhere anytime and from any device.
Combined with NBConsult’s industry-proven managed services support, their WVD solution encompasses both Microsoft native as well as Standard Operating Environments (SOE) applications.
NBConsult’s WVD has been proven to help clients plan and execute the adoption of WVD into their current IT environment or to migrate from their existing on premise VDI infrastructure to Microsoft WVD.
NBConsult, through the technology of Azure Lighthouse and delegated resource management, displayed full capabilities to provision Azure Vnets, Azure Storage accounts, Log analytic workspaces, WVD Tenants (Fall release and Spring releases), image templates, host pools, session hosts and identity management to the subscription or resource group designated in the client’s Azure tenant.
NBConsult’s phased approach is what assisted with a smooth transition to a complete Windows Virtual Desktop environment:
Phase 1: Assessment – Assess existing environment to understand current user landscape
Phase 2: Design – Design secure and resilient WVD Azure environment
Phase 3: Build – Build and deploy user-persona based WVD host pools and Win 10 images
Phase 4: Migration – Phased migration to the new WVD environment, which includes change management and user training
Phase 5: Managed Support – Monitor and manage the health of the solution as well as continued optimization
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