Earlier this week, the Microsoft Dynamics team announced the availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics GP on Windows Azure through its partners. Microsoft first announced its intent to enable cloud-hosted versions of its Dynamics ERP products, starting with NAV 2013, in its 2011 Convergence conference. However, NAV 2013 was released last fall without the Windows Azure-hosted version; at the time, Microsoft said it was still “fine-tuning” deployment scenarios and creating prescriptive guidance for deploying NAV on Windows Azure.
The announcement means Microsoft’s Dynamics partners like BuyERP can deploy cloud-based GP and NAV for their customers via Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, which launched in April, bringing long-promised Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities to Microsoft’s public cloud platform.
This means that starting today Microsoft Dynamics GP and NAV customers can take advantage of easy to use, quick to implement business solutions from Microsoft with the added benefit of knowing their solution is hosted on secure, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure from a trusted provider. It also allows your solution can now be hosted in a secure, private cloud on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine. End users can access the solution using Web or desktop clients, either from the office or on the go using mobile devices.
What this means for our customers is reduced time to deployment, faster ROI, and the ability to focus their resources on the areas where they get the most value. For BuyERP, this new capability and ability to use Windows Azure means growth for our company and for our clients.
Feedback from some of our early customers using Microsoft Dynamics on Windows Azure has also been great. They estimate that their operational costs are down because of the fast deployment time, they don’t have to worry about their infrastructure costs, and they have the flexibility to scale up and down according to their business needs.
Microsoft Dynamics GP and NAV continue to be available only through partners like BuyERP, and not direct from Microsoft. To get more info about how you can move your current GP or NAV system to the cloud, or to purchase Dynamics GP 2013 or Dynamics NAV 2013, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 888-377-3955. Or visit www.buyerp.com for more information