Deep Dive: VDI with Citrix Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Jeff Mitchell, Cloud Solution Architect, One Commercial Partner Citrix builds on their long-standing partnership with Microsoft to offer multiple Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment options for Citrix solutions on Microsoft Azure—including virtual apps, desktops, data and networking. Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect Jeff Mitchell shares how you can help customers provision and deliver workloads on the…


Serverless: The most exciting new form of computing abstraction

Ali Hussain and Dale Kirby, Cloud Solution Architects One of the beautiful things about computer science and engineering is the endless abstraction needed to help us model and build incredibly complex virtual systems in everything from enterprise software to blockbuster video games. Distilled down to their essence, these systems are basically patterns of low and…


Deep dive on Kubernetes for container orchestration

Ali Hussain, Cloud Solution Architect An overview of containers and orchestrators The container frenzy is in full swing across the IT universe. Containers have fundamentally changed how developers build and deploy their applications and system administrators manage their environments. Containers offer a broadly accepted and open standard, enabling simple portability between platforms and between clouds….


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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