Microsoft’s flagship public cloud platform has major architectural differences from on-premises infrastructure, but a half dozen business scenarios for MSPs and ISVs make Azure worth a serious look.
Microsoft moved to encourage partners to its public cloud last year with a detailed “Azure Managed Services Playbook for CSP Partners.” The 57-page document covers business models, technical details of Azure and steps for building a practice. The detail is great, but the length and commitment can be overwhelming.
In this guide, we look at the issue from the opportunity side. For smaller partners with less technical expertise and less free time to ramp up technical skills, there are some opportunities to leverage third-party tools and platforms that automate putting customers’ environments up on Azure.