Innovation always has its risks. You need the right support to manage them.
Microsoft Azure is the leading public cloud platform to support cloud innovation and solution development. However, the risks of innovation are real – particularly if you’re going it alone. Thankfully, you don’t have to do that. Macquarie Guard by Macquarie Cloud Services is a first-of-its kind SaaS offering for Azure customers in the Australian marketplace. Backed by Microsoft, Macquarie Guard gives you the safeguards and skills you need to enable accelerated development on Azure.
Add value to Azure where it’s needed the most.
Microsoft Azure’s built-in data analytics, AI and ML technologies offer you limitless possibilities to improve your productivity, expand your customer base and grow your bottom line.
Macquarie Guard automates practical guardrails into Azure’s services, enabling accelerated development with complex solutions and innovations – all without increasing risk; or reducing reliability and performance. It features 50+ function applications, machine learning (ML)-powered bot services, cost and resource optimisation tools and more.
This tried-and-tested guardrail automation is strengthened with the assurance of Macquarie Cloud’s attentive hands on the wheel. We’re Australia’s fastest-growing Azure Expert Managed Service Provider, and our award-winning team, processes and technology work together to secure, optimise and stabilise your operations.
Macquarie Guard will free you up to add value where it’s needed most. It’s available now from Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace.
Our customers trust us.
"As we continue to transform, we were also looking for a partner who could work with us on projects with short runways and ramp up times. Agility and speed are increasingly important for us, and we needed someone who can match our pace."
Our certifications, up to your standards.
"Forged over five years working exclusively on Azure, Macquarie Guard represents the very best protection in the Australian market."
Frequently Asked Questions
Macquarie Guard is ground-up IP built by MCS engineers to solve common problems that we faced as we scaled our services. It is built on Azure services for Azure services, delivered by Lighthouse, serverless architecture, countless lines of code and above all, on best practices, experience and expertise.
Macquarie Guard has universal appeal to a wide range of corporates and enterprises looking to do more with less and to stay ahead of the competition, but some of the common themes we hear are:
- I don’t know where or how to start
- I’m in the cloud, but I’m not seeing much value
- How do I gain an edge by safely innovating with the cloud?
You have choices. You can sign up through the CSP cloud provider program and enjoy our award-winning management services and discounts. Or you can utilise your existing Microsoft Customer Agreement (Enterprise) or your Enterprise Agreement and your Minimum Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC). When you accept the Macquarie Guard offer in the Azure Marketplace, you will be billed by Microsoft for our offer and thus draw down on your MACC.
“Microsoft Azure is typically the default IaaS option for Microsoft-centric organisations in Australia, particularly among small to midsize organisations in industries such as construction, local government, accounting and legal services,” Gartner VP analyst Michael Warrilow says, supporting Azure’s strong positioning in Australia. MCS has seen value in investing in a deep partnership with Microsoft, bolstered with joint product development and skilling.
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