Cloud and Infrastructure Management practice accelerators are designed to help you build your hybrid cloud practice based on the Microsoft Azure platform: Microsoft Azure Stack, Windows Server, and System Center. Click on the tabs below for guidance and resources that will help you build your hybrid cloud practice and accelerate customer engagement and adoption.
The cloud adoption framework is designed for pre-sales engagements to uncover customer cloud opportunities and accelerate adoption.
Enterprise practice executives, partner consultants, as well as business and technical decision makers.
In early stages of customer engagement. Establish capability and credibility, position as way to identify and prioritize projects.
Customer IT profile assessment, customer priorities, project roadmap, next steps towards new projects and deployments.
Hybrid cloud foundation offers are designed to help partners quickly provide value and become trusted advisors to customers. The offers include the complete Microsoft cloud infrastructure platform: Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, System Center, and key Azure workloads. Engagement around these offers can be in any order and ideally based on customer need and the solution that best meets them.
During consulting engagements to define, structure, and manage hybrid cloud engagements from planning through deployment.
Reliable hybrid cloud service practices, repeatable hybrid cloud infrastructure engagements aligned to customer objectives.
Hybrid cloud foundation is a flexible, modular offer designed to help customers identify and implement key cloud scenarios that align with business needs and strategies. This offer relies on the Azure Reference Architecture guidance developed over thousands of engagements that takes into account a range of considerations including application architecture, automation, load balancing, and analytics. This offer is targeted at large enterprise customers ready to make Microsoft Azure an integrated part of their IT strategy and portfolio.
This offer assists customers with designing a dev and test solution allowing them to balance developer self-service and productivity with standardization and operational control. The offer not only helps design the right Azure topology, but also provides a library of lab automation code that makes it fast and efficient to build and operate complex lab environments in the cloud.
This offering delivers reusable architectures and deep insight into the configuration of Microsoft Azure infrastructure to host several SAP Landscapes within the same Azure subscription.
Allow customers to extend SQL on Azure IaaS—includes BI on Windows Azure Virtual Machines.
Allow customers to extend SQL on Azure IaaS—enabling customers to create a server in the cloud that they control and manage.
Allow customers to extend SQL on Azure IaaS—includes SQL OLTP on Azure Virtual Machines.
The software-defined datacenter (SDDC) is focusing on designing and implementing the Fabric and Fabric Management technologies in Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. The SDDC enables on-premises IaaS capabilities for those applications/services/workloads that require a private or hybrid cloud fabric due to latency, security, data sovereignty, or regulatory requirements.
This practice accelerator is designed to target both enterprises and service providers. The SDDC is aligned with the Windows Server software-defined datacenter (WSSD) program and offers.
Solution alignment workshop, assessments and reports, vision and scope, architecture and design guidance.
Technical guidance for developing the solution and scenarios and a functional testing lab environment.
Pilot deployment of solution components, and final architecture and design guidance documents.
Download the Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployment guide.
This six-week engagement helps customers and partners take a strategic approach to planning their Azure Stack solution. We address technical and business considerations within an educate, build, plan framework. The Azure Stack Foundation offer specifically targets enterprise and service provider organizations who are working to implement modern applications for the cloud. Microsoft Azure Stack helps IT organizations implement the on-premises portion of a true hybrid cloud creating an application platform that enables IT to respond to the business’s needs.
Cloud capabilities deliver benefits including lower costs, on-demand resource provisioning, improved management capabilities, increased innovation, and decreased time to market. They can also introduce complexities that make existing operational practices challenging.
Hybrid cloud management helps overcome these challenges with improved operations, monitoring, and management across on-premises and public cloud for Linux and Windows workloads, no matter how complex the environment.
This offer is modular, aligned to the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) scenarios:
Below is information to help partners sell and deliver this offer as one engagement encompassing all scenarios, or each scenario independently.
Hybrid cloud management with OMS offers different scenarios to help address unique challenges. Choose from the scenarios below to create the solution that makes sense for your business.
Identify scenarios, deploy assets, collect and analyze data to gain insight into cloud Linux and Windows workloads and applications.
Cloud backup and recovery using Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup to protect critical applications and extend a datacenter to Azure.
Create, deploy, and manage resources in hybrid cloud environments ; reduce errors and boost efficiency with a cloud automation engine.
Enhance protection of computers and user identities by recognizing threats earlier, automated analysis, and improved compliance.
Enterprise modernization is a collection of guides to help accelerate cloud adoption through assessment and migration of servers to Microsoft Azure. In addition, this material can be used to protect workloads using Azure Site Recovery (ASR).
With no software updates, a business becomes vulnerable to security threats and may not meet regulatory and compliance requirements.
Rather than just renewing current outsourcing contracts or on-premises licenses, consider how you can leap forward through modernization.
Reduce or eliminate expensive datacenters, lower costs, and explore new possibilities with modernization.
With today’s modern threats, it is critical to apply the right level of security on your critical assets and infrastructure.
Remain relevant to business units by delivering new cloud capabilities and value with speed and agility.
Partner consultants and technical decision makers.
During consulting practice to modernize, migrate, and protect workloads.
Migration and protection acceleration with prescriptive guidance.
Use discussion with BDMs around enterprise modernization to drive demand and attendance at a Cloud Adoption Framework workshop.
Use in discussion with TDMs around enterprise modernization to drive demand and attendance at a Cloud Adoption Framework workshop.
An ideal pre-sales engagement where customer cloud opportunities need to be uncovered and adoption accelerated.
Guides for migration from ASM to ARM scenario.
Guide for migrating and protecting Active Directory.
Process workflows that help decision making.
Used to inventory IT environments for various platform migrations.
The service operations and governance offering shares the recommended actions for organizations to become a cloud service provider. This includes best practices and principles for organizing teams and aligning service management processes, moving organizations from focusing on technology component management to delivering cloud services.
With this offering, partners help customers achieve this IT posture by assisting with the following: