What Is the NFA Core Plan?

Applies to: Nerdio For Azure (NFA) Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

Organizations are at varying stages in their journey to adopt the public cloud. As of April 2019, Nerdio has launched a new plan called "NFA Core" for organizations who are just beginning their transition to the cloud. As the name suggests “NFA Core” is a base plan, a non-desktop version of the existing NFA plans. NFA Core is designed to assist organizations take the first step towards adopting the cloud - leverage Azure for servers, backups, disaster recovery (DR) and IT infrastructure.

Core makes it easy to take advantage of the IaaS functionality of Azure.

Now let us look at some exciting features of the NFA core plan:

Features Advantages Additional features

Out of the box configuration

Helps you standup an IT environment in Azure quickly and in an automated fashion so that human error is eliminated.

  • AD domain controller
  • File Server (optional)


Provides the right IT infrastructure to scale your resources as per your changing business needs

  • Server management
  • Domain management
  • VPN management
  • On-boarding tools
  • Logs and audit trail
  • Azure hybrid usage benefit
  • Hybrid active directory
  • On-ramp regions
  • Automated notifications


Helps you migrate your Microsoft Entra ID and Microsoft 365 users in Nerdio and manage them efficiently

  • AD user management
  • Microsoft 365 user management
  • Group management
  • Shared mailbox management


Helps you protect your organization’s digital footprint

  • Two-factor authentication for admin portal login
  • Firewall management

Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR)

Assists you with regular backups of your data and helps you recover important data in case of accidental deletion or corruption of data, system failure, or disaster

  • Backup management
  • DR management (coming soon)


Helps you optimize costs and assure that you pay only for the Nerdio resources used

  • Server auto-scaling

MSP Tools

Provides you with unique tools to help you build your cloud IT practice.

  • Cost estimator
  • Plans Designer
  • White Labeling
  • Partner support (email and phone)


Nerdio Tip
  • NFA core is the most economical plan. The pricing for NFA core is by customer account unlike the other two NFA plans which are on a per desktop user model. You can always upgrade from NFA Core to a NFA Enterprise plan when your  organization is ready to deploy virtual desktops and run your entire IT environment in Azure. You can find upgrade instructions HERE

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