Vox’s new Microsoft Private Cloud Services portfolio combines the best of Microsoft’s applications with the power of cloud to offer medium-to-large companies a single supplier for all their communication, collaboration, CRM, and business intelligence needs – all as part of a fully managed service.

“While Microsoft’s applications form a core part of how many companies operate, the ability of their internal IT departments to deliver on these services affordably and efficiently is being affected by the shortage of critical skills locally, as well as rising costs of datacentre infrastructure,” says Craig Freer, Executive Head of Cloud at Vox.

Unlike typically available cloud products, which are offered on an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) model, Vox is offering a turnkey solution that includes the network layer, virtual hosting, security, operating system and database, and applications.

“Everything in the ecosystem is flexible, and end-users can even customise applications to suit their business needs,” says Freer. “

Vox’s Microsoft Private Cloud Services offers companies access to the complete Microsoft application suite, including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Skype for Business, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP, and Microsoft Business Intelligence.

“Microsoft Private Cloud Services is a complete solution, backed by defined service level agreements or available as a fully managed service, and with a single point of accountability,” says Freer.

Customers only pay for the services that they need, and are also able to leverage the benefits of licensing mobility – which allows companies currently using certain Microsoft applications onsite to deploy them to the cloud without paying additional software licensing fees – further reducing costs.

By using a private cloud platform, which is dedicated to a single customer, companies can get the added benefits of privacy and performance guarantees, as compared to public cloud offerings.

“This solution allows any company that relies on Microsoft’s technologies to outsource the complete management of their application suite, and free up company resources to focus on their core business instead,” says Freer.