The 16 Best Azure Managed Service Providers for 2020
Solutions Review’s listing of the best managed service providers for Microsoft Azure is an annual sneak peak of the service providers included in our Buyer’s Guide and Solutions Directory. Information was gathered via online materials and reports, conversations with vendor representatives, and examinations of product demonstrations and free trials.
The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best Azure managed service providers to fit the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and services can be a complicated process — one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the tool and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best Azure managed service providers all in one place. We’ve also included platform names and areas of focus, as well as introductory software tutorials straight from the source so you can see each solution in action.
Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.
Areas of Focus: Cloud Transformation, Cloud Engineering
Description: Accenture is a managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud offering cloud services and cloud-based solutions involving strategy, consulting, and operations. Accenture currently offers over 85 vertically scaled, industry-specific cloud solutions, which are driven by 17 distinct business groups. To assist clients who are making their transition to the cloud, Accenture provides multiple cloud transformation solutions that span the whole onboarding process, ranging from initial strategy and migration to cloud management and security tools.
Areas of Focus: Application Managed Services, Cloud Platform Services
Description: Avanade, founded in 2000 by Microsoft and Accenture, is a professional services and managed service provider for Azure. Avanade was created to help enterprises with Microsoft technologies. Clients can utilize this background to improve their tools and practices for Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Windows 10, integrating these technologies to work alongside their Azure deployments. Avanade also informs customers on how they can implement a layered cloud security strategy across their infrastructure.
Platform: Capgemini Cloud Platform
Areas of Focus: Cloud Strategy, Workload Migration
Description: Capgemini is a Paris-based managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud that has offices in areas all across the globe. Capgemini’s cloud migration experts help enterprises select applications and workloads to migrate onto the cloud based on their suitability and complexity. As part of their cloud transformation strategy, Capgemini deploys software as a service solutions and integrates them into a client’s infrastructure. They offer SaaS solutions from Google, Microsoft, Netsuite, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, and Workday, among others.
Areas of Focus: Infrastructure and Application Services
Description: Cloudreach is a hyperscale managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. They offer two different types of managed cloud services: services that prepare a client’s systems, processes, and culture for the cloud, and services that helps clients optimize their returns and open them up to new opportunities. Cloudreach’s cloud transformation services helps clients optimize multiple aspects of business operations, with specific services for strategy, infrastructure, applications, and data that a business is migrating.
Platform: Cloud Operate
Areas of Focus: Cloud Enablement, Digital Transformation
Description: Cognizant is a professional services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Their cloud services include consulting, operations, migration, security, and enterprise resource planning. Cognizant’s Cloud Operate is an end-to-end hybrid cloud offering that caters to multiple delivery models, including IaaS, PaaS, and microservices. Services for Cloud Operate include monitoring, provisioning, security, governance, and application performance management (APM).
Areas of Focus: Cloud Strategy, Cloud Migration
Description: Deloitte is a professional services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. The company helps clients that need full support designing, building, and running their cloud. Deloitte’s cloud management platform, OpenCloud, allows the company to accelerate and automate best practices for a client’s cloud deployments, including hybrid cloud and multicloud. Combined with Deloitte’s experience and resource pool, they provide customers with a flexible cloud strategy.
Platform: DXC Agility Platform
Areas of Focus: Hybrid IT, Cloud Modernization, Cloud Migration
Description: DXC Technology is a managed service provider for AWS and Azure established from the merger between CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. They focus on providing managed cloud services and building a unique blueprint that enable customers to deploy hybrid IT and hybrid cloud environments. The DXC Agility Platform is a cloud management platform that automates the deployment, management, and governance of cloud applications, development platforms, and other cloud services.
Areas of Focus: Cloud Application Design, Cloud Migration
Description: HCL Technologies is a global IT services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Their services range from migration to building cloud-native applications. HCL’s approach to cloud revolves around their Mode 1-2-3 strategy; each mode consists of processes for different levels of cloud computing. A large portion of HCL’s cloud strategy is building and migrating applications to the cloud, and their cloud-native app infrastructure helps customers design or migrate apps to work effectively in the cloud.
Platform: Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem
Areas of Focus: Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Cloud-Native Applications
Description: Infosys is an IT services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. They deliver applications, services, infrastructure, and more, working as a partner to help enterprises create a unified view of the enterprise cloud ecosystem. The Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem is Infosys’ primary suite of managed services; it is divided into three stages: advise, build, and co-evolve. Infosys also delivers end-to-end enterprise services, including monitoring, provisioning, backups, security, and more.
Platform: LogicWorks Pulse
Areas of Focus: Cloud Security, Data Regulation and Compliance
Description: Logicworks is a hybrid IT solutions vendor and managed service provider for AWS and Azure. They provide infrastructure services for industries that have complex security and compliance requirements in industries like finance, healthcare, and retail. A major focus of Logicworks’ cloud strategy is cloud security, helping clients maintain compliance and defend against threats. They assist customers in deploying best practices for DevSecOps, secure cloud automation, and optimizing their cloud environment.
Areas of Focus: Cloud Advisory, Cloud Implementation
Description: NTT Data, a partially-owned subsidiary of the Japanese company NTT, is an IT services and managed cloud services provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. The company has a strong emphasis on helping customers migrate and modernize applications onto the cloud, as well as replacing outdated client architectures with enterprise-grade cloud technologies. The company offers a suite of cloud transformation services to help businesses prepare their current and future infrastructure to be cloud-ready.
Areas of Focus: Cloud Lifecycle Support, Multicloud Management
Description: Rackspace is a cloud security solutions vendor and managed cloud services provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. They offer management capabilities for public, private, hybrid, and multicloud deployments depending on the customer’s needs and current cloud solutions. To help support customers with Alibaba, AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud deployments, Rackspace unifies cloud management through a centralized cross-platform solution designed to reduce the complexity of keeping track of multiple cloud environments.
Platform: Smartronix Cloud Assured Managed Services (CAMS)
Areas of Focus: Cloud Automation, Incident Response
Description: Smartronix is an IT solutions vendor and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Through their cloud automation tools and incident response delivered through a unified management platform, the company has a focus in cloud security and compliance. CAMS is a collection of the company’s key managed service offerings. Their core managed service offerings include solutions like monitoring, SLA management, incident response, log aggregation, data backup, and billing management.
Platform: Cloud Applications, Microservices, and API (CMA)
Areas of Focus: Cloud Application Transformation, Cloud Modernization
Description: Tata Consultancy Services is a global IT vendor and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Their managed cloud services focus on app transformation and modernization. The CMA suite includes advisory, assessment, migration, implementation, and managed services to help clients design and execute cloud-native applications that are built to run in their hybrid cloud deployment. TCS offers the Intelligent Cloud Migration Continuum (iCMC) to allow businesses to automate and secure their cloud migration process.
Areas of Focus: Managed Hosting, Application Management, Monitoring Services
Description: TierPoint is an IT services and managed service provider for Microsoft Azure. The company offers a managed Azure solution that provides an integrated approach to planning and implementation, reducing the complexity of moving to the cloud. Managed Azure is a key component of TierPoint’s hybrid IT approach. TierPoint helps determine which workloads will work best in the cloud, and supports a number of different of IT environments, allowing users to leverage a single cloud provider.
Areas of Focus: Cloud Application Optimization, Cloud Integration
Description: Wipro is an IT services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. ServiceNXT works to optimize applications, infrastructure, and security. It can be deployed on-premises or as a service, and also comes with options for application management services. Wipro has significant experience in other forms of IT, such as analytics, consulting, and product engineering, making them able to take care of enterprise needs from a variety of perspectives.