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…


Open Source Partners: Provision and deliver open source demos on Microsoft Azure

For the April 25 Open Source Solutions Partner Community call, we’ll take a look at a demo framework that simplifies delivery of open source demos on Microsoft Azure and helps you optimize your sales cycle. The framework comprises automation scripts that allow users to provision a demo quickly. For example, if you need to demonstrate a…

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Partner Spotlight: Neudesic and Allrecipes.com

The Partner Spotlight video series showcases customer stories about how Microsoft US partners are empowering them to achieve more through Microsoft-based solutions. In each video, a customer shares how a partner solution helps them better serve clients, communities, and constituents. Allrecipes.com is a premier food site for home cooks that helps them navigate the journey…


Data & Analytics Partners: Navigating the Azure data services jungle

By Norm Nicholl, Cloud Solution Architect and Ryan Coffman, Cloud Solution Architect As Microsoft Azure matures and grows, its data capabilities become more robust and flexible, offering you more options when building your solution. There are many considerations for architects and implementers to evaluate, including balancing data platform flexibility, functionality, performance, cost and availability. Unlike with on-premises…


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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Open Source Partners: Visual Studio 2017

Any developer, any app, any platform. This is the promise of the Microsoft vision of modern application development, supported by the recent release of Visual Studio 2017. Creating a holistic DevOps solution requires focusing on the complete DevOps tool chain, from code editing to continuous deployment. Visual Studio addresses this by providing first party tooling and…

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EMS Partner Community: Azure Active Directory Connect

Azure Active Directory Connect (Azure AD Connect) is the best way to connect your on-premises directory with Azure AD and Office 365. It goes beyond just synchronizing users from Active Directory to Azure Active Directory, it helps simplify hybrid identity management. It integrates on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory to provide a common identity for users for Office 365,…

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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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