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Economics of Serverless Cloud Computing

2017 is the “year of serverless.” Serverless cloud computing is everywhere and growing at breakneck speed, and will ultimately revolutionize the way we develop, build, and operate applications in the cloud.Read the 451 Research report “Economic of Serverless Cloud Computing” and learn why serverless is more than a buzzword—and how the core benefits of serverless translate to better efficiency and more cost savings by allowing your organization to:Execute code on demand, free of provisioning and maintaining infrastructureEnable developers to focus on code rather than managementContribute to a cost-savings in virtual machines by lowering consumptionLower total cost of ownership by drastically reducing infrastructure management costs “Economics of Serverless Cloud Computing” provides an in-depth analysis of cloud price models, utilization and labor, and more—all to help you fully understand the economics of serverless technology and its long-term potential to disrupt the industry. Download the report today.

SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) Setup

This article provides step-by-step instructions, including screenshots, on how to deploy SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances. Use this guide to prepare your Large Instances for HANA installation. Authored by Sachin Ghorpade from the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT).

Using Azure Management APIs to get data about your deployed resources

This paper (and the sample files on GitHub) show you how to collect information about your deployed Azure resources using data from Azure management APIs.Authored by Abhisek Banerjee, Rangarajan Srirangam, Mandar Inamdar, and Rakesh Patil, from AzureCAT (Customer Advisory Team).

Run Star-CCM+ in an Azure HPC Cluster

Learn how to set up and benchmark a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster in the Microsoft Azure environment. The template referenced by this white paper provides a proof-of-concept for running Star-CCM+, a multidisciplinary, real-time engineering simulation platform by CD-adapco, a Siemens Business. The template will create the HPC cluster, provide benchmarking options, and then install the Star-CCM+ simulation software so you can test its performance on Azure. This white paper was written by Taylor Newill from the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT).

Cloud SOLID: Cloud architecture and the single responsibility principle

First introduced in 2003 by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin, SOLID principles are a set of prescriptive guidelines that can help developers write code that is easy to comprehend, maintain, and test. SOLID is a mnemonic device used to help remember these five principles:Single responsibility principle Open/closed principle Liskov substitution principle Interface segregation principle Dependency inversion principle This whitepaper examines how you can use the single responsibility principle to build Azure cloud architecture that is highly maintainable.

Extend your Azure business opportunities with Azure Stack

Azure Stack extends Azure on-premises and introduces more opportunity for innovation. Partners can grow their current businesses offerings, plus expand into complementary areas. Download this free white paper to learn more about these opportunities.

Azure Stack: An extension of Azure

Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments.  Organizations can now build modern applications across hybrid cloud environments, balancing the right amount of flexibility and control. Developers can build applications using a consistent set of Azure services and DevOps processes and tools, then collaborate with operations to deploy to the location that best meets the business, technical, and regulatory requirements. Download this white paper to learn more about how you can extend Azure Stack to make Azure services available on-premises.

Enterprise Cloud Strategy

What you need to know now about moving your enterprise to a cloud computing strategyIn the second edition of the Enterprise Cloud Strategy e-book, we've taken the essential information for how to establish a strategy and execute your enterprise cloud migration and put it all in one place, so you can quickly understand topics like:What to consider when choosing between hybrid, public, or private cloud environmentsHow cloud reduces costs, and even benefits on-premises computingNew analytics and IoT capabilitiesSecurity and compliance considerationsThis valuable asset for IT and business leaders provides a comprehensive look at moving to the cloud, as well as specific guidance on topics like prioritizing app migration, working with stakeholders and cloud architectural blueprints.

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for IaaS

Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Worldwide, based on both its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the IaaS market. In fact, Microsoft is recognized as a leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions for enterprise cloud workloads. We are in a unique position with our extensive portfolio of cloud offerings designed for the needs of businesses, including Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Register to download the full Gartner report.

Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

Is your organization’s cloud strategy on track? Get the Forrester Research report “Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption” for new information based on international surveys that can help you assess your cloud strategic plan. This report includes adoption metrics for public, private, and hybrid cloud and features insights on: Cloud platform deployment models others are using What developers want and need from cloud services How organizations are evolving their cloud management capabilities The report ends with four recommendations for staying on track. Provide your information to get a complimentary copy of “Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption.”