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Datacenter & Cloud Practice Accelerators

The Datacenter & Cloud Practice Accelerators are designed to help you build your Datacenter practice with a hybrid cloud platform based on Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, and System Center 2012 R2.

Cloud Adoption Framework Infrastructure & Management Consolidation & Migration Enterprise Modernization Automation & Operations Azure Practice Jumpstarts
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Azure Practice Jumpstarts

Microsoft Azure Practice offers have been designed to help partners to quickly provide value and become trusted advisors to their customers.  These Azure Practice offerings can be delivered via different types of engagements. These engagements range from an Architecture and Design, a Jumpstart offering, or a full engagement. These engagements can be offered in any order, and should be based on the customers' needs and the solution that best meets their goals.

  • Architecture and Design Session (ADS) is an engagement with architects to assess a company's business objectives and requirements, as well as its IT environment to deliver a clear vision, strategy and plan to address those objectives.

  • Jumpstart Offerings are designed to provide customers with a limited production deployment of their desired solution. This is set up to lead to a larger, custom engagement with the customer down the line.

  • Custom engagements can vary in size, scope, and cost and are comprehensive engagements and produce an end result that matches requirements and objectives that customers seek to meet when undertaking a transformational IT project .

Audience: Practice executives, partner consultants, partner architects, and Technical Decision Makers

When to use: During consulting practice to define, structure, and manage Azure IaaS engagements from initial planning to POC to deployment

Outcome: Build Azure service practices using Jumpstart and custom offerings; Deliver repeatable Azure Infrastructure deployments aligned to customer's business objective

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Next Steps

  1. Review the Azure Infrastructure offerings below.
  2. Download and get familiar with the engagement guidance, tools, and collateral as outlined for each scenario.
  3. Evaluate Azure services using the deployment guidance provided.
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Hybrid Cloud Foundation

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 take into account a range of considerations including subscriptions, storage, network, identity, application architecture, high availability and disaster recovery, automation, management, load balancing, websites, database, analytics and media. This offer is targeted at large enterprise customers ready to make Microsoft Azure an integrated part of their IT strategy and portfolio.

Download and get familiar with the Technical Product Sales collaterals

These resources are available below:

Download and get familiar with the engagement guidance, tools, and collateral

These resources are outlined below (and available separately).

Download and get familiar with the Hybrid Cloud Solution Alignment Workshop

Workshop presentations are available below:

 
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StorSimple Planning and Deployment — Jump Start

This scenario helps customers optimize storage costs and provide elastic storage on demand by integrating Windows Azure storage with their existing systems through a StorSimple appliance. It delivers a configured StorSimple appliance, connected to Windows Azure and ready to provide storage on demand to a wide variety of scenarios in their existing data center.

Download and get familiar with the Technical Product Sales collaterals

These resources are outlined below (and available separately).

Download and get familiar with the engagement guidance, tools, and collateral

These resources are outlined below (and available separately).

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Data Migration Assessment — Jump Start

Performing a storage assessment helps identify data by age, type, and usage patterns. In typical customer environments, greater than 50 percent of data stored on file servers and storage area networks is older than one year and lightly utilized. Such data is ideal for migration to StorSimple and Microsoft Azure.

Download and get familiar with the engagement guidance, tools, and collateral

These resources are outlined below (and available separately).

 
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Hybrid Dev Test

This solution helps customers take advantage of Microsoft Azure's scale, elasticity, and per-minute billing to provide more agile and cost effective dev and test environments. The offer is to assist customers with designing a dev & 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.

Download and get familiar with the Technical Product Sales collaterals

These resources are outlined below (and available separately).

Download and get familiar with the engagement guidance, tools, and collateral

These resources are outlined below (and available separately).

 
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SQL 2014 on Azure

BI IaaS Scenario

Allow customers to extend SQL on Azure IaaS—includes Business Intelligence (BI) on Windows Azure Virtual Machines.

Download the guidance, tools, and collateral

These resources are available separately:

HADR Scenario

Allow customers to extend SQL on Azure IaaS—includes SQL Disaster Recovery and Backup enabling customers to create a server in the cloud that they control and manage providing a robust infrastructure for SQL Server.

Download the guidance, tools, and collateral

These resources are available separately:

OLTP IaaS Scenario

Allow customers to extend SQL on Azure IaaS—includes SQL (Online Transaction Processing) OLTP on Azure Virtual Machines.

Download the guidance, tools, and collateral

These resources are available separately:

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Azure Infrastructure for SAP

This scenario helps organizations achieve fast and cost effective deployments of SAP landscapes in Azure. 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.

Download and get familiar with the engagement guidance, tools, and collateral

These resources are outlined below (and available separately).

 
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Hybrid Cloud Management with OMS

Introducing cloud capabilities can lead to a range of benefits including lower costs, on-demand resource provisioning, improved management capabilities, increased innovation and decreased time to market.  Delivery of Hybrid compute can also introduce additional complexities that may make existing operational practices challenging. Microsoft Services offers Hybrid Cloud Management with Operations Management Suite (OMS) to help you overcome these challenges with improved operations, monitoring and management across on-premises and public cloud, no matter how complex your environment.

Download and get familiar with the Technical Product Sales collaterals:

Download and get familiar with the engagement guidance, tools, and collateral:

Log Analytics

Hybrid Cloud Monitoring with OMS Log Analytics can help you unlock the power of your own data and understand the valuable operational insights through the Hybrid Cloud Monitoring engagement. This service will help establish the service foundations, initiate data collection from a pilot set of sources and enable core visibility to understand the potential for enterprise adoption to support your IT Operations and Service Management needs.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

The purpose of the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solution is to help build resilient workload solutions using Microsoft Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup. The offering content includes a jumpstart and full engagement version for specific scenarios and workloads across public, private and hybrid clouds including IaaS (VMs), SQL Server, Active Directory.

IT Automation

The Hybrid Cloud Automation Offer and IP, part of the Datacenter Services solution portfolio is designed to enable our customers, both Enterprises and Service Providers to automate their environments, processes, and operations both on premise and on Azure.

OMS Security and Compliance

(Coming Q3 FY16)

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