Partner guide to Microsoft Azure resources – build and accelerate your practice


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The momentum for Microsoft Azure with customers and within the industry continues to grow, and our cloud platform represents a significant opportunity for partners. Azure is the only major platform ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

On average, 1,000 customers are signing up to Azure every day, and 57% of Fortune 500 companies use Azure today. These customers are doing amazing things with Azure, and their businesses are benefitting from the ability to move faster, save money, and integrate on premises apps and data.

The Azure opportunity for partners

You can capitalize on this momentum by building a practice around Microsoft Azure, and delivering cloud value to customers through Azure deployment, usage, and consumption. Many partners are successfully monetizing Azure by driving multiple projects across several scenarios for their customers.

Here are three key Azure scenarios with significant partner opportunity:

  1. Windows Server 2003 migrations to Azure – End of support for Windows Server 2003 is less than a year away, on July 14, 2015
  2. Hybrid identity management – Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite 
  3. Storage, archiving, and disaster recoveryAzure Storage provides durable, highly available and massively scalable cloud storage; Azure Backup offers simple and reliable server backup to the cloud; Site Recovery helps protect and recover applications for simplified disaster recovery

About this guide

imageMicrosoft is making investments in resources that help you provide Azure cloud solutions to customers in the upper midmarket and enterprise space.

Below, you’ll find links to training that builds technical and sales skills in your organization; campaigns and tools that help you generate demand and drive sales; and deployment and consumption resources.

As new resources become available, we’ll update this post. Follow us on Twitter @msuspartner and join the Azure Partners Yammer group for the latest information.

Get to know Microsoft Azure

Cloud profitability

Access partner-specific Azure resources and benefits

Get trained

Understand the market opportunity and generate demand

Assess, sell, deploy, and drive consumption

Partner incentives and investments

US Azure Partner Community

The Microsoft US Azure Partner Community is led by National Partner Technology Strategists from the Microsoft US Partner Team. Partner Community activities include blog posts, discussions on Yammer, newsletters, and community calls.

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