Azure Partners: Introduction to Azure Network Watcher

In the world of IT operations and support, when something’s not working right, suspicion usually lands on the network. This happens for a variety of reasons. Application owners are often not technically informed about the network infrastructure layer, or the specifics of the communication requirements their application has. In many cases, they feel that because it worked as expected in…


Azure Partner Community: Paint your way to success with Azure Site Recovery

There’s a saying that a paint job is only as good as the preparation. I think this adage also holds true when building out and delivering solutions using Azure Site Recovery. Business continuity is important to every company, and disaster recovery as a service offers a significant opportunity to partners. Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders quadrant…


Azure Partner Community: Microsoft Azure Stack – Blurring the lines between private, public, and hybrid clouds

Microsoft differentiates itself from competitors by offering private, public, and hybrid clouds. Combining the expertise gained from running IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services with a history of providing on-premises solutions, Microsoft is able to develop solutions with hybrid cloud in mind unlike any other company. Examples of this are SQL Server Stretch Database and Microsoft Azure StorSimple, in which on-premises solutions…

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Growing opportunities for cloud partners with open source

We are in an unprecedented era of digital transformation, with cloud IT spending growing rapidly. IDC forecasts worldwide public IT cloud services revenue to reach $141.2 billion by 2019, with more than 60% of enterprises embracing open source and open APIs as the underpinning for cloud integration strategies in 2017. Microsoft is empowering partners to capture this…

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Azure Partner Community: SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure

On the February Azure Partner call, we discussed SAP HANA on Azure, and talked about the partnership between Microsoft and SAP, highlighting case studies of SAP workloads running on Azure. We also discussed some of the scenarios that make sense such as dev/test, production environments, disaster recovery, and archiving, as well as benefits around reductions in total cost of ownership,…

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Azure Partner Community: The SAP movement in an Azure revolution

I am new to Microsoft, a career move that surprised a lot of my former colleagues. But my reason for joining Microsoft is excitement about where I see the company taking cloud computing. Cloud computing is a computing revolution. As the culture at Microsoft has changed over the past few years, it’s spurred new innovation and…

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Azure Partner Community: Why cloud storage is cool

If you think a discussion about cloud storage is boring, think again. We can’t function personally or professionally without reliable storage to host our data – project files, customer data, our music libraries, funny cat photos. But we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it because it is always there, like electricity. Even though it…

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Azure Partner Community: Telling the Azure Networking story

Networking is a foundational component of any Microsoft Azure solution, but it’s often not discussed in customer conversations until the customer brings it up. Partners are missing the opportunity to present the value of the Microsoft Cloud by neglecting to talk about this with customers up front. The Azure networking story continues to develop and…

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Azure Partner Community: Focus on Azure Site Recovery

In the Azure Infrastructure and Management Partner Community, we’re continuing the discussion of operations management and Microsoft Operations Management Suite. Our November focus will be on Microsoft Azure Site Recovery. Sign up for the November 10 community call Read the Azure Partner blog series Site Recovery is a cloud-based disaster recovery service that provides fully…

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Azure Partner community: Protection and recovery in Operations Management Suite

We’ve expanded the number of technical communities we offer to the US Partner Community. The Azure Partner community content will now focus on infrastructure and management. Other communities with Azure-related content include Application Development, Data Platform and Advanced Analytics, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Activities for each of these communities include blog posts, community calls,…

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