aamra technologies limited signs Service Providers License Agreement with Microsoft
15th June 2015
aamra Technologies Limited, a leader in the data connectivity and services market, today launched both public and private cloud offerings built on Microsoft Azure Pack. This unique solution set, enables organizations to create, host and manage business-critical applications in a compliant, secure and highly available cloud environment.
The ‘aamra’ public and private cloud offerings support the Microsoft Cloud Platform, including Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack. ‘aamra’ fully enables data and application migration to its cloud platforms through its top-level customer support and enterprise-class technologies. As the first and prime hosted solution provider of Microsoft, ‘aamra’ will provide hosted business communication, collaboration and infrastructure solutions.
Aamra is a Microsoft certified partner and Microsoft Hosted Service Provider in Bangladesh Since 2013.
Syed Farhad Ahmed, Managing Director, aamra technologies limited “As the first Bangladesh partner to collaborate with Microsoft to develop a multi-tenant managed cloud on the Cloud OS Network (COSN), Aamra has created the benchmark of availability and security available to enterprises on the market today” said Syed Farhad Ahmed, Managing Director of Aamra technologies. “Organizations will benefit from the level of service upon which the Aamra brand has been built while reducing the risk and cost of replacing legacy applications or building on – premise environments.”
Sonia Kabir, Managing Director, Microsoft Bangladesh “The aamra offering of both public and private compliant cloud solutions built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform bring a unique new offering to the market,” said Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director, Microsoft Bangladesh. We are very proud to announce that Aamra has become the first hosted cloud partner (HCP) in Bangladesh. “Our collaboration benefits enterprises across industry verticals by giving them the flexibility and choice backed by the technological expertise of both aamra and Microsoft. aamra’s solutions can also help small and medium businesses by offering state of the art technologies built on the cloud a fraction of expenses on premise solutions would typically cost.”
Michelle Simmons, General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets at Microsoft “Our partnership with “aamra” demonstrates how committed we are to bringing even more opportunity to Bangladeshi businesses and people, helping them fully realize the cost savings and flexibility of the cloud. We’re very proud to deliver the Microsoft cloud through “aamra” hosted service right here in Bangladesh for the first time, for the benefit of Bangladeshi innovators, entrepreneurs, governments and small businesses. Delivering the flexibility of hyper-scale, enterprise grade, locally hosted public cloud services is a milestone to Microsoft’s Journey in Bangladesh.”
Present at the press meet were, Mr. Syed Farhad Ahmed – Managing Director, Monirul Islam- Assistant General Manager, Mr. Muntasir Ahmed – Head of Brands and Communication from aamra technologies limited. Michelle Simmons, General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets at Microsoft, Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director Microsoft Bangladesh, Abu Saleh Mohammad Rasheduzzaman, Partner Technology Advisor, Microsoft Bangladesh.
About the Services
E-mail as a Service (EAAS) – Microsoft Exchange:
E-mail as a Service is a cloud based e-mail solution where Microsoft Exchange e-mail boxes are offered to clients. It is more than just an e-mail system. It is a complete solution that comes with a fully managed calendar, contact and task organization and all other Microsoft Exchange features in one easy access place. It can be seamlessly accessed from any web browser and has high scalability & redundancy. Its other features include wireless synchronization, data storage support and active directory hence, supporting Windows authentication and administration features that can be easily accessed through the Microsoft console. Using EAAS, there is no longer a need for costly investment in infrastructure and, there is a decrease in the time and human resources required for day to day management of in house Exchange.
Sharepoint as a Service:
Sharepoint as a Service is a Cloud based document management system for businesses of all sizes that enables users to subscribe to a Microsoft Sharepoint plan instead of installing and deploying Sharepoint Server on premises. It is based on Microsoft SharePoint and is the simplest and the most cost-effective way to organize, share and collaborate information for organizational operations effectively.
Voice as a Service (VAAS) – Microsoft Lync:
Voice as a Service is a centralized communication solution that utilizes Microsoft Lync and is hosted on cloud. Built according to Microsoft’s best practices it increases organizational productivity through improved communications. It is designed to go beyond instant messaging and to ensure effective and consolidated communications through delivery of peer-to-peer and PSTN voice calls, web, audio and video conferencing. It is a communications infrastructure that integrates with other Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange to offer a complete and distinctive solution and is device flexible. Due its cloud based nature, there is no need for extensive investment by clients in the designed purchase, deployment and management of an on site service.
Desktop as a Service:
Desktop as a Service provides secure hosted PC style Windows desktop for applications and mobility services far beyond the traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. It enables users to use a remote desktop. In other words, this approach allows Information technology to outsource virtual desktops from a cloud service provider; enabling simpler desktop management hence, resulting in lesser hardware, decreased complexity and increased flexibility.
The above services are being offered for the first time by any company in Bangladesh and technology focused companies can now take advantage of the lower cost of ownership, pay as you go service, usage of authentication, integrated and customized software and the latest versions of Microsoft’s offered hosted solutions through aamra. In addition, these solutions are the latest and the most innovative of their kind. Data management, data standardization and higher data security is ensured through the cloud services that enables companies to better manage their data without the cost of expensive physical data centers. Finally, it will now be possible to integrate the public and private clouds to a hybrid cloud based in Bangladesh.
About aamra Companies
aamra is a leading business to business conglomerate operating in the sectors of textiles and apparels, ICT and outsourcing, professional development and lifestyle in Bangladesh for the past 30 years.. With an average annual growth of 30%, aamra holds a major part of market share in most of the IT products it represents.
Combining unparalleled experience, cost-effective technology solutions, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research, aamra provides their clients with integrated solutions for their businesses.
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