The Expanding Azure Ecosystem
As Azure gains ground in the public cloud space and Microsoft refines its partner organization to make Azure sales more enticing for partners, an ecosystem of offerings is springing up around the platform.
In the last few years, the number of Cloud Solution Provider Indirect Providers operating in the United States has jumped from just five to more than 14. Indirect Resellers have lots of choices, ranging from distys to LSPs to cloud distys to CSP specialists.
As monster hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey struck this summer and fall, Microsoft partners prepped their customers, helped them keep businesses running or emergency operations going, and continue to support them in the storms' aftermath.
As Azure gains ground in the public cloud space and Microsoft refines its partner organization to make Azure sales more enticing, an ecosystem of offerings is springing up around the platform. We take a look at the opportunities for partners to offer Azure-based services.
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The Microsoft CEO's new book covers a lot of ground, but has just one reference to the company's broad community of partners. That's a cause for concern.
Will Azure Stack appliances become pervasive in datacenters and develop a considerable global footprint in existing hosting facilities?
Deciding on the best deal structure for an M&A transaction requires careful evaluation. Here are a few things partners should look out for.
In which Per reminds partners that the biggest IT purchasers are not necessarily IT departments, but the executives and business units that are enabling the growth of so-called "shadow IT."
The biggest security incident of the year serves as a reminder for organizations to refocus on and prioritize strong network defenses.