In July, we announced Inside Azure for IT, an online technical skilling resource designed for cloud professionals to transform their IT operations with Azure best practices and insights. The team here has been so inspired by how many of you have used Inside Azure for IT to connect and collaborate from virtually everywhere.
From edge to cloud, companies are eager to find innovative solutions that meet them where they are. Today’s business environment is increasingly complex, and customers tell us they need solutions that are multi-cloud, platform-agnostic, and offer integrated apps and services that are always up to date. Today, we’re announcing the general availability of Azure SQL enabled by Azure Arc to help customers manage their data and databases simply and efficiently.
Customers around the world take advantage of Microsoft Azure to build, deploy, and manage business-critical applications at scale. We continuously innovate to help customers simplify their app deployment and management experience so they can spend more time building great solutions. Today, we are announcing several additional Azure infrastructure capabilities to help achieve this goal.
It is Microsoft's mission to empower the next generation of developers with world-class tools and cloud services that allow them to build the applications of the future. These applications of the future will be intelligent, infused with AI to provide advanced insights. They will incorporate open source technology and libraries from across the globe. They will be reliable under load and secure by design. And they will be built with tools that allow developers to move from idea to code to cloud, seamlessly.
The ability to run Kubernetes anywhere, whether in the cloud or on-premises, has been a high priority for Azure customers looking to rapidly innovate, with increasing customer focus on the benefits of container-optimized workloads and operating systems, lean application modernization, easier operations, and platform resiliency. To support this rapid evolution, we’re announcing that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Kinvolk.
We are hosting the Azure SQL digital event: Innovate Today with Azure SQL on May 4 where you are invited to join Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President Azure Data, and a full team of Azure SQL experts to learn how you can make the most of Azure SQL to respond to today’s changing business requirements and tomorrow’s opportunities.
The manufacturing industry continues to rapidly adopt IoT technology to optimize productivity, gain efficiencies, increase uptime, and meet sustainability goals.
Tailwind Traders is a retail company that is looking to adopt Azure as part of its IT strategy. The IT team is familiar with deploying infrastructure on-premises and are now researching what they need to do in order to run their workloads within Azure.
Across industries, companies are investing in hybrid and multicloud technologies to ensure they have the flexibility needed to innovate anywhere and meet evolving business needs.
Businesses today are building and running applications across various ecosystems: on-premises, in multiple clouds, and on edge. To maintain agility and ensure compliance, it’s critical to an organization’s success to effectively manage servers, applications, and data at scale—regardless of where they are located.