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Transitioning to the Cloud? ePlus Introduces Cloud Managed Services for Microsoft Azure

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ePlus, a provider of cybersecurity solutions, cloud security and security consulting services in the U.S., has launched Cloud Managed Services for Microsoft Azure.

Designed to offload the task of managing Azure deployments, ePlus’s Cloud Managed Services allows organizations to focus on driving their business and competitive differentiation, the Herndon, Virginia-based company said in a news release. ePlus adds that the solution helps “optimize cloud costs and leverages proven security best practices to reduce risk.” Moreover, it offers always-on service and support from certified engineers and technical architects.

The ePlus offering includes:

  • Well-Architected configuration and automated deployment — to speed time to market
  • Security and governance of workloads running on Azure — to decrease risk with hardened, best practice configuration and ongoing validation
  • FinOps methodology — for cost-optimized Azure consumption

Easing the Transition to Cloud

Justin Mescher, vice president of cloud and data center solutions at ePlus, explained how Cloud Managed Services can alleviate many of the challenges of managing complex public cloud environments and workloads:

"We help ease the transition to cloud by addressing the most common roadblocks — skillsets, cost management and security — freeing time spent managing their Azure foundation so our customers can focus on driving innovation by optimizing and modernizing applications. ePlus Cloud Managed Services extend our best-of-breed approach to the ongoing management and optimization of Azure to complete the lifecycle of cloud adoption support."

ePlus Grows Via Future Com Acquisition

In other company news, MSSP Alert reported on July 18 that ePlus acquired cybersecurity consulting company Future Com of Texas for an undisclosed sum.

By acquiring Future Com, ePlus gained access to enhanced engineering, sales and services delivery capabilities in the South-Central US region while bolstering its growing cybersecurity business.

In an interview with MSSP Alert, Lee Waskevich, vice president of Strategy, Security & Networking at ePlus, said the acquisition of Future Com was attractive for its deep experience in managed security, specifically to network security and managed firewall services.

“Future Com brings not only increased (cybersecurity) expertise but also some components relative to email security and mobility management,” Waskevich said. “We plan to explore how that fits into our managed service offering for our customers.”

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.