New Azure Government Services for partners


With Microsoft’s announcement of new Azure Government services, fresh mission scenarios for government agencies have opened up that were not possible before. For partners with a focus on public-sector industry and who have an interest in expanding public sector business through areas like data platform modernization and cloud infrastructure & management, they may find value in the following services and resources:

Azure Reservations

Azure Reservations can help save money by pre-paying for one-year or three-years of virtual machine, SQL Database compute capacity, Azure Cosmos DB throughput, or other Azure resources.

Azure Hybrid Benefit

Azure Hybrid Benefit allows for more value from Windows Server licenses and results in savings of up to 40 percent on virtual machines. Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server is an Azure-based benefit that enables the use of SQL Server licenses with active Software Assurance to pay a reduced rate.

Azure Data Box Family

Azure Data Box products provide both offline and online solutions for moving data to the cloud.

    • Data Box, Data Box Disk, and Data Box Heavy devices help transfer large amounts of data to Azure when the network isn’t an option.
    • Data Box Edge and Data Box Gateway are online data transfer products that act as network storage gateways to manage data between on-premises and Azure.

Azure Data Box Edge

Azure Data Box Edge is a storage solution that will process data and send it over network to Azure. Data Box Edge uses a physical device supplied by Microsoft to accelerate the secure data transfer. The physical device resides on-premises and you write data via the NFS and SMB protocols.

Azure FastTrack for Government

FastTrack for Azure Government provides direct assistance from Azure engineers, working together with customers & partners, to help build Azure solutions quickly and confidently.

Expanded FedRAMP

Microsoft announced the expansion of FedRAMP Moderate coverage to Azure public cloud regions. A total of 50 services are now available, creating new partner practice opportunities across various federal agencies. Here is the list of Azure and Azure Gov authorizations

You can find additional details about these new capabilities here.

Join our Community call to learn more

Excited about these announcements or simply want to hear more? Register for the Public Sector community call on Thursday November 8, 2018. We’ll have a conversational dialogue and bring you up to speed about these new Azure Government services.

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Public Sector Technical Community

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