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FastTrack for Azure

Move to Azure efficiently with customized guidance from Azure engineering.

Build and deploy your solutions with expert guidance

A technical enablement program for organizations with cloud projects, FastTrack for Azure provides the expert help you need to design and deploy your projects in the cloud.

Benefits of FastTrack for Azure

Expertise you can trust with direct access to Azure engineers.

Custom technical guidance, at no additional cost.

Accelerate your Azure deployments with confidence.

Our approach

Discovery

Get help defining your business vision, goals, and architectural needs.

Technical enablement

Use proven practices, design principles, and tools for your business applications.

Deployment

Collaborate with Azure engineers and partners to successfully deploy your Azure solutions.

FastTrack for Azure accelerates and de-risks Azure deployments at scale

See what FastTrack for Azure customers have to say

"FastTrack gave the entire team the confidence to pick our next big project…. The wealth of information provided by FastTrack experts is what enabled us to be on such an accelerated timeline."

Adam LeFaive, Director of Information Management, San Joaquin Valley College
San Joaquin Valley College

"The FastTrack team provided us with a sounding board for our ideas and gave us an understanding of the theories behind why we do certain things."

Chris McMasters, Chief Information Officer, City of Corona, California
City of Corona

"The FastTrack for Azure team helped us refine and define this blueprint to be compliant, but achievable."

Guy Levy, Head of Research and Development, Additiv
Additiv

"Everybody is so heavily invested in the program. Everyone is going the extra mile, and each team member is an expert. It's amazing."

Preston Schlachter, Program Manager, NORAD Tracks Santa
Norad

"By working with the FastTrack for Azure team, we were able to tailor our own analytics development kit. We used that to build a bespoke platform that gives us deeper insights into our network."

Torbjörn Stake, Chief Technology Officer Public Transport, Region Värmland
Värmlandstrafik

Eligibility requirements

Customers must:

Have an active paid Azure subscription.

Be in a region where FastTrack for Azure is available. See frequently asked questions for locations.

Have an identified project supported by FastTrack for Azure that’s expected to reach at least an incremental $5000 of service usage per month within 12 months of the FastTrack for Azure engagement.

FastTrack for Azure supports all Azure cloud computing services

Examples of supported solutions:

  • Data center migration
  • Windows Server migration
  • SAP migration
  • SQL migration
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Azure Arc
  • High-performance computing
  • Cloud-native apps
  • App innovation
  • Internet of Things
  • Red Hat enterprise Linux (RHEL) on Azure
  • Analytics
  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Data modernization to Azure
  • Security
  • Globally distributed data
  • ASP.NET web applications
  • AI and machine learning
  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Hybrid Solutions with Azure Arc

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Frequently asked questions about FastTrack for Azure

    • What is FastTrack for Azure?

      FastTrack for Azure is a technical enablement program that helps with rapid and effective design, and deployment of cloud solutions. It includes tailored guidance from Azure engineers to provide proven practices and architectural guidance.

    • Where is FastTrack for Azure available?

      FastTrack for Azure is available to all customers:

      • With an active paid Azure subscription.
      • Located in an Azure commercially supported region with the following exceptions:
        • Not available in mainland China.
        • Available in Russia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao by exception and in English only. Engagements in local language are dependent on resource availability.
    • Is there a cost for FastTrack for Azure services?

      No, FastTrack for Azure services are provided free of charge.

    • What legal terms apply to FastTrack for Azure?

      FastTrack for Azure services are "Professional Services" governed by the Professional Services Terms in the Notices section of the Microsoft Product Terms and terms applicable to "Supplemental Professional Services" in the Microsoft Products and Services Data Protection Addendum.

    • How do I qualify for FastTrack for Azure?

      To qualify, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

      • Be in a region where FastTrack for Azure is available.
      • Have an identified project supported by FastTrack for Azure—a defined workload with the intent to deploy—that’s expected to reach at least an incremental $5000 of service usage per month within 12 months of FastTrack for Azure engagement.
      • Have an active paid Azure subscription.
      • Have a defined project using a solution FastTrack for Azure supports, with intent to deploy. A defined project has an executive sponsor, committed customer/partner resources, established success metrics, and clear timelines for start/end of project.
    • What qualifies as an Azure project?

      An Azure project consists of one or more Azure solutions—a group of Azure services, external applications, and related products—that help meet the most common business needs and scenarios deployed in production.

    • How can I plan our Azure projects to meet FastTrack for Azure eligibility requirements?

      Estimate the monthly cost of your proposed project by using the Azure pricing calculator and example scenarios. The example scenarios show how to solve specific business or technical challenges using Azure. Each scenario is based on a real-world example and provides cost factors to consider and fast, easy-to-read guidance to accelerate the implementation.
    • Are Azure Government customers eligible?

      Yes. FastTrack for Azure is available to eligible government and commercial customers.
    • What's the nomination process?

      Ask your account team or your Azure deployment partner to nominate you or chat with one of our agents on this page.
    • How long is the engagement?

      The length of engagement varies depending on your needs.

    • Do FastTrack for Azure engineers and program managers come onsite?

      No. FastTrack for Azure engineers and program managers engage remotely.
    • Do the Azure engineers deploy our solution?

      No. FastTrack for Azure is an advisory service, so the engineers only provide guidance for Azure solutions and remote deployment support.
    • When should I get involved with FastTrack for Azure?

      The program helps you build and deploy Azure solutions—it's not intended to help envision a project. Engage the program only after you have a specific Azure project in mind that meets the eligibility criteria.
    • What’s beyond the scope of FastTrack for Azure?

      FastTrack for Azure engineers won't be able to:

      • Work onsite, unless otherwise agreed by exception.
      • Write code or scripts.
      • Deploy solutions.
      • Develop architectural deliverables.
      • Activate Azure subscriptions.
      • Access customer subscriptions.
      • Take control during engagement sessions.
      • Provide guidance on Microsoft 365.
    • How does the FastTrack for Azure team work with partners, Microsoft Enterprise Services, or Microsoft Premier Support?

      If you're working with a partner, Microsoft Enterprise Services, or Microsoft Premier Support, the FastTrack team will work with you and the other party to ensure that you both have the resources you need to successfully deploy Azure solutions. If you aren't working with a partner but would like to, the FastTrack team will connect you with one.

    • Where can I find updates about Azure?

      Subscribe to Azure notifications to stay informed on product updates and announcements.

    • What methodologies does FastTrack for Azure follow?

      FastTrack for Azure utilizes Cloud Adoption Framework, a collection of documentation, implementation guidance, best practices, and tools that are proven guidance from Microsoft designed to accelerate your cloud adoption journey.
    • What does a typical service engagement with FastTrack look like?

      When you use FastTrack to help accelerate and deploy solutions on Azure, there are three phases of the engagement: discovery, solution enablement and deployment. To understand what a typical engagement may look like for a specific service, please review our service-level description.
    • I'm interested in Azure training and certification. Where can I find information?

      FastTrack for Azure doesn’t provide Azure training and certification. However, Microsoft Learn for Azure helps you learn to build and manage applications in the cloud, on-premises, and at the edge.
    • Where can I find Azure documentation and resources?

      Read the Azure documentation and learn how to build and manage powerful applications using Azure solutions, products, and services.