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

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.

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