Microsoft FastTrack for Azure

FastTrack for Azure is now available in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Build desired solutions quickly and confidently with direct assistance from Microsoft and partner experts.

FastTrack for Azure will support the following Azure solutions:

A typical FastTrack for Azure engagement includes:

Frequently asked questions

  • FastTrack for Azure is currently available to select Azure customers located in the United States, Canada and Australia.

  • FastTrack for Azure is available to customers that satisfy all of the following criteria:

    • Located in the USA, Canada or Australia. English only.
    • Have an Azure project of minimum USD $60,000 per year or equivalent in local currency.
    • Not supported by a “Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect”
    • Need to set up, configure, build and deploy one of the FastTrack-supported Azure solutions
  • The length of engagement varies depending on your needs. During preview, eligible customers may use FastTrack services for one or more of the below Azure solutions for the duration of their project:

    • Development and testing
    • Backup and archive
    • Disaster recovery
    • Line of business applications (database migration, app modernisation, app “lift and shift”)
  • FastTrack for Azure is currently in preview. We intend to expand to other Azure solutions in the future. For the solution roadmap, visit the Azure roadmap.

  • FastTrack for Azure is included as an Azure service benefit for eligible customers.

  • The following are the main phases within a typical FastTrack for Azure engagement:

    Discovery:

    Identify key stakeholders, validate onboarding requirements and assess architectural needs.

    Azure fundamentals:

    Plan and set up your Azure platform, including Active Directory integration, subscription management, governance, network connectivity and more.

    Solution enablement:

    Learn design principles for building applications, review architecture of applications and solutions, and receive guidance in deployment from proof of concept (PoC) to production.

    Continuous partnership:

    We will provide periodic check-ins to ensure deployment is on track and to assist with any other onboarding and deployment needs, for you or for your Azure partner.

    If you are already working with a partner, the FastTrack team will work closely with that partner to ensure they have the resources they need. If you are not already working with a partner, we offer you the opportunity to be connected to a FastTrack for Azure partner to assist with a wide range of partner services.

  • Customer benefits from completing the FastTrack for Azure engagement include:

    • Set up Azure platform to successfully build Azure solutions
    • Feel more confident and knowledgeable about Azure
    • Accelerate deployment of Azure solutions to production
  • Yes. FastTrack for Azure is available to eligible customers in both Azure commercial cloud and Microsoft Azure Government cloud.

  • Please contact your account executive for more information or if you would like to be nominated for the preview. For additional information, visit FastTrack.Microsoft.com.

  • FastTrack is a programme included as part of a high-usage customer’s Azure project, defined as minimum $60,000 per year. FastTrack provides Azure customers resources, tools and experts (Microsoft engineers and partners) to help deploy Azure solutions into production. Activate Azure is a 4-day on-site engagement with a Microsoft Services Engineer aimed at deploying the initial, low-friction Azure workload through proof of concepts. A customer eligible for FastTrack shouldn’t need Activate Azure. For more information, please work with your account team to determine which programme is the best option for you.

  • If you are eligible for FastTrack for Azure, you should not need Activate Azure. For customers not eligible for FastTrack for Azure, Activate Azure will be valuable for proof of concepts of initial Azure workloads.

  • FastTrack for Azure will aim to proactively engage and work with a partner or MCS for every account. If you already have a partner or MCS relationship, we will work closely with them. If you do not have a partner in the account, we will provide leads to FastTrack for Azure partners. We will also offer up to USD $15,000 towards the partner or MCS statement of work, to assist with production deployment of FastTrack-supported solutions.

Get nominated

Contact your account executive for more information or if you would like to be nominated for the preview.