Licensing and Subscriptions

Cloud Solution Provider

Cloud Navigator is a Direct Reseller in Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program as well in the Agreement for Online Services for Government (AOS-G) program.

Via these programs, Cloud Navigator can license users for Office 365 and Dynamics 365 in both Microsoft Public Cloud and Microsoft Government Community Cloud data centers. We also subscribe customers to Azure commercial and Azure Government.

As a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider or CSP, we supply access to cloud platforms directly from Microsoft.

Customers subscribe to The Microsoft Cloud with us and pay monthly for what they utilize. There is an annual auto-renewing contract with Cloud Navigator. Customers can request to cancel the contract with 60 days’ notice, and services can be discontinued at any time.

Our Customers:

 

  • Scale up or down and add licensed users or take them away at any time.

  • Pay at the end of each month for what is utilized only.

  • Contact us directly here in Tallahassee, Florida for support.

Shared Responsibility

At Cloud Navigator we collaborate with organizations that operate all or part of their information technology services in The Microsoft Cloud.  We operate within a Shared Responsibility model that includes customers, our staff and Microsoft to ensure that systems are secure, reliable, high performance, durable, cost efficient and modernized.

To illustrate this concept, consider this layered approach to security:

  • For on-premises solutions, the customer is both accountable and responsible for all aspects of security and operations.

  • For IaaS solutions, the elements such as buildings, servers, networking hardware, and the hypervisor are managed by the platform vendor–Microsoft. The customer is responsible or has a shared responsibility with the solution provider, Cloud Navigator, for securing and managing the operating system, network configuration, applications, identity, clients, and data.

  • PaaS solutions build on IaaS deployments, and Cloud Navigator is additionally responsible to manage and secure the network controls. The customer is still responsible or has a shared responsibility for securing and managing applications, identity, clients, and data.

  • For SaaS solutions, Microsoft and Cloud Navigator provide the application and abstracts customers from the underlying components. Nonetheless, the customer continues to be accountable; they must ensure that data is classified correctly, and they share a responsibility to manage their users and end-point devices.

The importance of understanding this shared responsibility model is essential for customers who are moving to the cloud. The Microsoft Cloud offers considerable advantages for security, compliance, resiliency, performance and cost management, but these advantages do not absolve the customer responsibility.

Brainstorm Reseller

Cloud Navigator has reseller relationships with a select number of aligned partners including BrainStorm, our online training platform partner.

As a BrainStorm reseller, Cloud Navigator works with United States federal government agencies and state and local agencies to provide easy access to Microsoft’s preferred training platform QuickHelp.  QuickHelp from BrainStorm provides end users access to thousands of training resources in the form of Learning Path videos, reference cards, and monthly webinars. These training resources are focused on Microsoft’s Office 365 products and services like Outlook, Work, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams to name just a few.  The QuickHelp platform allows administrators to develop customized learning paths that meet the varying needs of individuals and work groups across even the most geographically distributed, complex and diverse organizations.

GrantVantage Reseller

GrantVantage offers a best in class grant management solution that is integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 to provide a customizable grant management and tracking platform that government agencies can rely on to automate grant application and funding processes.

GrantVantage gives project managers a complete, top-down view of all grants, contracts, sub-awards, objectives, performance measures, activities, and staff assignments. Our dynamic dashboards enable you to see all financial and performance summary data in one place.

NewSci Reseller

By combining a state-of-the-art cognitive computing platform with deep sector expertise, natural language processing, and machine learning, NewSci is able to unlock actionable insights from all of your structured and unstructured data. NewSci serves the education, nonprofit, healthcare, and public sectors. Our mission is to help organization’s do good with great technology. Schedule a call to discuss your needs and learn how NewSci can help your organization harness the potential of cognitive computing and Big Data.

The NewSci Insight Reservoir, unlike a traditional data lake, catalogs all of your data as it is ingested. This prevents data lakes from becoming data swamps. Your data is cleansed, enriched, normalized, and transformed using a built-in recommendation engine in real-time. Data control, including masking, empowers GDPR-level data governance.

NewSci Natural Language Processing unlocks the 80%+ of data hidden in documents, social media, audio, video and other unstructured data sources. NewSci creates an ontology configured for your domain and your unique characteristics including location.

The NewSci Insight Reservoir has machine learning, deep learning, and NewSci Natural Language Processing fully integrated. We know governance and insight are what you need, not another place to put data, and our platform has been designed to deliver real return on your investment.