Nerdio CEO: ‘We Are Expanding Our Value-Add To Physical Endpoints’
‘MSPs’ have a point of view of one or a point of view of thousands,’ says Nerdio CEO and Co-Founder Vadim Vladimirskiy. ‘We‘re able to take that perspective and come up with very innovative solutions that partners will look at and say, ‘Wow, this is really transformative for my business.’
Microsoft Azure automation provider Nerdio has big plans for the future, and it’s not just helping MSPs with virtual endpoints and Azure. With the Nerdio Manager platform, the firm is now helping managed service providers and enterprise partners manage physical endpoints as securely as they do virtually.
“For every MSP who has X number of customers that are using Azure virtual desktop, there is another number of MSPs with a significant proportion of customers that are not using virtual desktop, but everyone is using a physical device,” Nerdio CEO and Co-Founder Vadim Vladimirskiy told CRN. “Those devices still need the same care. They need security, management, patching and application installations. They need all of the same requirements that you would normally apply to virtual devices.”
Chicago-based Nerdio held its third annual NerdioCon conference in Cancun, Mexico, this week and unveiled its 2023 road map along with added capabilities for Nerdio Manager for Enterprise and Nerdio Manager for MSP, which expands the company’s value-add and impact to its partners.
Vladimirskiy told CRN that the new capabilities are focused on the current needs of MSPs.
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“Those needs have to do with adoption of Microsoft Intune primarily,” he said. “Microsoft Intune is being pushed or targeted towards MSPs, and it’s seen as fairly complex and overwhelming for MSPs. We are trying to repeat what we’ve done with Azure several years ago where we helped MSPs demystify, make it more cost-effective and easier to use in their own practice. I think Intune is ready for that as well.”
Nerdio Manager for Enterprise is a modern, unified management platform for Desktop as a Service and physical endpoints. New capabilities include Nerdio Unified Application Management, which aggregates Windows applications from a range of archives, delivers them across multiple Windows devices and reports on usage, performance and licensing; and Nerdio Advisor, which is a suite of technologies delivered in phases to estimate cost, simplify and automate deployment and recommends features based on usage patterns.
Nerdio Manager for MSP is a multitenant, workflow-powered cloud management platform that helps MSPs accelerate Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365 and Microsoft Intune deployments. New capabilities that will soon be rolled out include Unified Endpoint Management, which provides MSPs with single-pane-of-glass management for all Windows devices and applications leveraging Microsoft Intune; and Multi-Tenant and Cross-Tenant Management, which allows MSPs to manage multiple tenants and apply policies across customers.
CRN spoke with Vladimirskiy about how he plans for Nerdio to be an even greater value-add to its partners, how ever-changing technology is a challenge and what’s to come for Nerdio in the future.