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.

White papers

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

Featured white paper

Rethinking the Benefits of the Cloud

Maybe you can already recite the sales pitch for cloud computing in your sleep—how it's faster, more flexible, and economical than amassing your own servers on site. But, as Joe Weinman argues in "Rethinking the Benefits of Cloud," that's just scratching the surface. In this exclusive white paper, Weinman, author of "Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing," explores some of the overlooked—and more nuanced—business benefits of moving workloads to the cloud, such as faster innovation, global expansion, and customer satisfaction.

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