If you are a Microsoft partner and your are working with customers in hybrid cloud and multi cloud environments, you should definitely have a look at the Microsoft Partner Advanced specializations for hybrid cloud.
Microsoft partners achieve different competencies which are aligned to the needs of the customers and demonstrate the areas of technical capabilities of the partner. In addition, partners can also demonstrate their skills in some advanced specializations. An advanced specialization is a validation of a partner’s capability to deliver high-fidelity services in a specific solution area. Advanced specializations are customer-facing labels displayed on a partner’s business profile in the Partner Directory, enabling partners to showcase their differentiated skills. To earn an advanced specialization, partners must first attain gold status in an aligned competency.
You can learn more about the advanced specializations for Microsoft partners here.
For partners which are working in hybrid cloud environments, the partner program offers the following hybrid cloud advanced specializations, next to many others.
Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI
Validate your organization’s capabilities in helping customers take advantage of the benefits of a hyperconverged infrastructure on Azure.
Showcase your organization’s validated capabilities in deploying a hyperconverged infrastructure
on premises with connectivity to Microsoft Azure with the Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure with
Microsoft Azure Stack HCI advanced specialization.
The world of IT is undergoing constant change. To stay competitive, your customers need to keep
up with the ever-growing complexity and relentless pace of innovation. Help them get ahead and
stay there with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI. You can learn more about the advanced specializations for Microsoft partners here.
Hybrid Operations and Management with Microsoft Azure Arc
Validate your technical capabilities enabling hybrid and multicloud scenarios with the Hybrid Operations and Management with Microsoft Azure Arc advanced specialization.
Showcase your validated capabilities enabling at-scale management and DevOps across hybrid
and multicloud scenarios using Microsoft Azure Arc. Manage servers, data services, and
Kubernetes in a central environment, and bring cloud practices to customers with the Hybrid
Operations and Management with Microsoft Azure Arc advanced specialization.
Customers need at-scale, automated IT management across their on-premises, edge, and cloud
infrastructures and data services. Help them seamlessly organize, secure, and govern their
resources at scale anywhere and enable their developers to safely deploy applications and Azure
data services on any infrastructure. You can learn more about the advanced specializations for Microsoft partners here.
Microsoft Learn for Azure Arc and Azure Stack
If you want to learn more about Hybrid and Multicloud solutions from Microsoft, follow my blog and check out the following Microsoft Learn learning paths.
- Manage hybrid infrastructure with Azure Arc – Learn how to work with Azure Arc enabled servers and describe Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes.
- Azure Stack HCI foundations – This learning path introduces you to the Azure Stack portfolio and describes basic architecture, core capabilities, and primary use cases of its products. You’ll also learn about differences and similarities between Azure Stack HCI, Azure Stack Hub, Azure Stack Edge, and Azure.