White papers and analyst reports

New to the cloud? Just beginning to learn about Azure? These white papers and analyst reports will help you learn the basics.

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Quick reads on key cloud topics such as cloud security, hybrid clouds and the economic benefits of cloud adoption.

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Truly consistent hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure

Cloud computing gets a lot of attention, and for good reason: it’s where much of IT is going. But on-premises datacenters also have an important role to play, both today and in the future. For many organizations, integrating these two to create a hybrid cloud is essential. Microsoft understands this reality. To help you achieve it, we offer a broad range of cloud and on-premises technologies that work together in a coherent way. And unlike our competitors, we provide the flexibility to let you choose the path that’s right for you. We’re committed to providing a consistent hybrid cloud that supports the approach you pick.

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