If you’re looking to run a business from Microsoft Azure, you’ll need an Azure Subscription. With the subscription tied to a single account, this Microsoft web portal acts as a single billing unit for all of your Azure business resources.

Depending on your UAE business type, commitment level, and needs, there are multiple ways to procure a Microsoft Azure Subscription. Remember, a Microsoft Azure Subscription is different to a Microsoft Office 365 subscription.

Cloud Technologies are Indirect CSPs, meaning we provide Indirect Microsoft CSP to clients in Dubai and throughout the UAE. However, as we are an IT Company, we can provide you with the added benefit of having both a Microsoft Azure subscription and your IT Support Services provided by the company. This is advantageous as you can use an IT Support Help Desk to support your IT needs as well as a Consultancy Team that already understands your current infrastructure for any future Consultancy Services.


Comparison of Microsoft Azure Subscriptions: Advantages and Disadvantages

(via credit card)
Enterprise Agreement
ProsTechnical support with good experience

Standard procurement flow
Substantial discounts for high volume

Combine licences and Azure Services under the same agreement
More personable experience

Consultants that know the customer and the business (when using IT Support Services)

Each purchasing mechanism for local, small companies
Ability to turn services off or on

Consultants that know the customer and the business

A better technical support team

More significant discounts in comparison with Indirect CSP or what Microsoft is offering
ConsSupport might be slow

Standard Azure Subscription rates without the discount

No business consultancy

No direct support related to set up/implementation
Locked into a 3-year program

Lack of flexibility
Support offered by a 3d party

The profit margin is split between two tiers
Price can be higher than EA