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Azure Stack HCI: Use cases and scenarios

This white paper describes some of the key use cases for Azure Stack HCI.  Download this paper to understand how an Azure Stack HCI solution is bet optimized for specific uses cases popular for an hyperconverged infrastructure.  This paper is brought to you by Intel and Microsoft.

Better on Azure: The Benefits of Using Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server Workloads

Get intelligent security, faster app innovation, and unique cost savings by transitioning your on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server workloads to Azure. Download the white paper, Better on Azure: The Benefits of Using Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server Workloads, and see how Azure helps you:Seamlessly integrate all of the on-premises, cloud, and edge infrastructure in your hybrid environment. Speed innovation of apps, data, and infrastructure with fully managed services. Simplify security management with unified, intelligent tools and more than 90 industry-leading compliance offerings. Take advantage of unique pricing benefits for your existing Windows Server and SQL Server workloads.

Azure Stack Portfolio Datasheet

Azure Stack is a portfolio of products that extend Azure services and capabilities to your environment of choice—from the datacenter to edge locations and remote offices. The portfolio enables hybrid and edge computing applications to be built, deployed, and run consistently across location boundaries, providing choice and flexibility to address your diverse workloads.

Understand Cloud Pricing Options: What to Consider When Moving to the Cloud

Find the right cloud pricing model for your Windows Server and SQL Server workloads. Get insights on how to best evaluate cloud pricing models based on the workloads you are migrating as well as your near- and long-term digital transformation plans. Also, learn why Azure offers a compelling option for providing cloud and hybrid environments for your workloads.Read this IDC white paper to get guidance on how to:Evaluate price in the context of different cloud adoption considerations like agility and ease of transition. Discover additional cost savings through value-added services. Choose the right cloud for your business based on your current technology environment and licensing.

SAP on Azure: The Trusted Path to Intelligent Retail

Keep pace with the constantly shifting retail landscape by migrating your SAP workloads to Azure. Run your retail operations with more agility, drive strategic innovation, and perform at scale using an efficient and elastic retail cloud platform. Read this white paper and learn how to: Delight customers with personalized experiences driven by advanced data processing and analytics tools.Empower employees to deliver exceptional in-store experiences by connecting them to information about the customer in front of them.Predict and fulfill demand with an intelligent supply chain.Improve performance and accelerate time to insights with the combined agility and innovation of SAP and Azure.

Azure SQL Database for gaming industry workloads

Resource demand from the gaming industry is one of the highest-growing markets for cloud providers and it is critical that Microsoft Azure and Azure SQL Database offer the fastest performance coupled with the lowest price-to-performance ratios. Gaming customers are choosing Azure SQL Database over virtual machine and in-house alternatives so they can run on the latest stable version of the database engine, get built-in high-availability, automated backups and geo-replication while being able to easily scale up or out depending on new game launch requirements.   This document briefly details the technical aspect of why Azure SQL Database is the best place to run online games. 

Azure Support Plans Datasheet

Get the most out of Azure with Azure Support. Our support approach is designed with you in mind. We offer a support experience for every stage of your cloud journey to help you achieve the outcomes you want, according to your needs. 

The Road to Intelligent Manufacturing: Leveraging a Platform Approach

Intelligent manufacturing, driven by both opportunity and necessity, is the next evolution in both process and discrete manufacturing. Learn how Capgemini and Microsoft work together to help organizations successfully pass through each phase of their journey to connectivity, automation, and cloud-scale analytics, data, and decision making.

Run MPI workloads with Azure Batch and Azure NetApp Files

This guide by Jon Shelley of Global AzureCAT shows you how to handle Message Passing Interface (MPI) workloads in a high-performance computing (HPC) environment on Azure. In this approach, you use Azure Batch to run large-scale jobs in parallel on Linux virtual machines. Azure NetApp Files (ANF) provides the shared file system.  This guide walks you through the steps to deploy an ANF file system for the batch compute nodes so you can run a simple HPC-X MPI task. Clean-up steps are provided, too, so you don’t incur additional charges.

IoT Signals Boost Wave Manufacturing Spotlight

For this spotlight, Microsoft IoT Signals builds off the success of the IoT research conducted in 2019 and takes a deeper look into the manufacturing industry. The objectives of this report are to explore the benefits and challenges of IoT, as well as the challenges of IoT adoption; to project the future adoption and uses of IoT; and to understand the value manufacturing companies see IoT as bringing to their business. This report focuses on two pieces of research – an initial round conducted in February 2019, which focused on IoT across industries and a follow-up in October 2019 that takes a deeper look into the manufacturing industry.