Last month, we shared a lot of cost optimization tips and tricks. Continuing with that focus, October is all about helping you save money on Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS), database, or storage offerings. You'll also read about creating subscriptions via Azure Resource Manager deployment templates, be able to participate in a survey to streamline your experience when verifying your billed charges, and get a sneak peek at a few very early previews. Enjoy!
With the wrong architecture, application programming interface (APIs) can be a bottleneck to not only your applications, but to your entire business. Bottlenecks such as downtime, low performance, or high application complexity, can result in exaggerated infrastructure and organizational costs as well as lost revenue.
While 2020 may be keeping you on your toes, September should help make your life a little bit easier with the general availability of AWS support in Azure Cost Management + Billing, allowing you to manage all your Azure and AWS costs in a single place; the preview of cost allocation, streamlining your internal chargeback process; and many, many new cost optimization tips and tricks, including a new retail, PAYG pricing API, new Advisor recommendations, and specific guidance for organizations using Azure SQL or Azure Backup. You won't want to miss this update!
We are excited to share that Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in the 2020 enterprise integration platform as a service (EiPaaS) Magic Quadrant, based on our ability to execute and completeness of vision. Microsoft has now remained an EiPaaS MQ leader for the past three years.
Flexibility was the main theme for June, with more customizable budget notifications, a way to monitor your cost recommendations, and automated subscription creation for Azure Government. And of course, these are just a few highlights. Don't forget to check out new ways to save, a new video, and our regular documentation updates.
We’re excited to share that Forrester has named Microsoft as a Leader in the inaugural report, The Forrester New Wave™: Function-As-A-Service Platforms, Q1 2020 based on their evaluation of Azure Functions.
We are excited to announce the preview of Azure Files Active Directory (Azure AD) Authentication. You can now mount your Azure Files using Azure AD credentials with the exact same access control experience as on-premises.
Cloud computing has opened new paradigms that enable enterprises to reach new levels of productivity and scale. At the tip of that spear is serverless computing, enabling developers, teams, and organizations to focus on business logic and leave hosting and scaling of resources to the cloud platform.
It's always been a tricky business to handle mission-critical processes. Much of the technical debt that companies assume comes from having to architect systems that have multiple layers of redundancy, to mitigate the chance of outages that may severely impact customers. The process of both architecting and subsequently maintaining these systems has resulted in huge losses in productivity and agility throughout many enterprises across all industries.
The emergence of the cloud and the edge as the new frontiers for computing is an exciting direction—data is now dispersed within and beyond the enterprise, on-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge.