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Microsoft Partner Advanced specializations for Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft Partner Advanced specializations for Hybrid Cloud

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.



Microsoft FastTrack for Azure

Start your Cloud Project with Microsoft FastTrack for Azure

I often get asked by customers how they can get started with their projects on Microsoft Azure. They often need help and support for datacenter migrations, new cloud deployments, architectures, and much more. Now there are obviously two things to consider, first is the internal skilling, which is important to understand how Azure works and get a basic understanding, for that I recommend my blog post on how to get started learning Microsoft Azure and Cloud Computing. The second one is finding partners and people which can do consulting for you, and help you to get on the right track. One of the programs Microsoft is offering is FastTrack for Azure, which is provided free of charge. 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.

Azure FastTrack

Azure FastTrack

What is FastTrack for Azure?

Save time and implement your cloud solutions correctly and confidently with FastTrack for Azure, regardless of your level of cloud experience.
FastTrack for Azure is a technical enablement program for organizations with cloud projects that enables the rapid, effective design, and deployment of Azure solutions in the cloud. It includes tailored guidance from Azure engineers that leverages proven practices and architectural guides.

Why choose FastTrack for Azure?

Let’s have a look at why you should choose FastTrack for Azure. I already mentioned a couple of the benefits of working with the Azure FastTrack program, but there is more. The Azure FastTrack team can help when you want to move to the cloud quickly, supported by expert guidance from Azure engineers. Another great reason, which I see very often is that customers want to gain confidence that their cloud architecture and deployment will be resilient, secure, and well-governed. And last but not least, FastTrack is a great choice when you want to accelerate the deployment of Azure solutions.

What FastTrack for Azure will do for you:

  • Assess your technical architecture, gather deployment requirements, and provide you with personalized guidance.
  • Build your confidence and reduce risk with best practice design guides, reference architectures, and blueprints.
  • Collaborate with Azure engineers and partners to deploy your Azure solutions to production quickly and efficiently.

If you want to learn more about the FastTrack for Azure program, check out the official Microsoft page.



Azure Stack Hub Bordonaro IT

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – BORDONARO IT

This week, Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub PM) and I, had the chance to speak with Microsoft MVP Dino Bordonaro from Azure Stack Hub Partner BORDONARO IT. BORDONARO IT is an Azure Stack Hub partner and Preferred SI that focuses on managed services. They are lead by Dino Bordonaro, who is an Azure Stack Hub MVP, and together with his team, they are delivering value to their customers by creating hybrid solutions on Azure and Azure Stack. BORDONARO IT runs the Center of Excellence where they offer Validation as a Service and PoC environments that partners and customers can use.

We created this new Azure Stack Hub Partner solution video series to show how our customers and partners use Azure Stack Hub in their Hybrid Cloud environment.  In this series, as we will meet customers that are deploying Azure Stack Hub for their own internal departments, partners that run managed services on behalf of their customers, and a wide range of in-between as we look at how our various partners are using Azure Stack Hub to bring the power of the cloud on-premises.

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I hope this video was helpful and you enjoyed watching it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. If you want to learn more about the Microsoft Azure Stack portfolio, check out my blog post.



Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – Cloud Assert

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – Cloud Assert

This week, Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub PM @rctibi) and I, had the chance to speak to Azure Stack Hub Partner Cloud Assert. Cloud Assert is an Azure Stack Hub partner that helps provide value to both Enterprises and Service Providers. Their solutions cover aspects from billing and approvals all the way to multi-Azure Stack Hub stamp management. Join the Cloud Assert team as we explore the many ways their solutions provide value and help Service Providers and Enterprises in their journey with Azure Stack Hub.

They have several solutions for customers and partners like Azure Stack Hub Multi-Stamp management. Azure Stack Hub Multi-Stamp management enables you to manage and take actions across multiple stamp instances from a single Azure Stack Hub portal with one-pane of glass experience. It provides a holistic way for operators and administrators to perform many of their scenarios from a single portal without switching between various stamp portals. This is a comprehensive solution from Cloud Assert leveraging Cloud Assert VConnect and Usage and billing resource providers for Azure Stack Hub.

We created this new Azure Stack Hub Partner solution video series to show how our customers and partners use Azure Stack Hub in their Hybrid Cloud environment.  In this series, as we will meet customers that are deploying Azure Stack Hub for their own internal departments, partners that run managed services on behalf of their customers, and a wide range of in-between as we look at how our various partners are using Azure Stack Hub to bring the power of the cloud on-premises.

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I hope this video was helpful and you enjoyed watching it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. If you want to learn more about the Microsoft Azure Stack portfolio, check out my blog post.



Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – RFC

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – RFC

This week in our Azure Stack Hub Partner solution video series, I am going to introduce you to Azure Stack Hub Partner RFC. RFC is a strong partner focusing on offering a range of hosted services, managed services, and consultancy to its customers. They partner with a number of other ISVs to offer a complete solution where needed and have a range of customers. Join us in this video to explore how RFC provides value to their customer, both by partnering with other ISVs where needed or offering the Azure Stack Hub platform directly.

In this series, as we will meet customers that are deploying Azure Stack Hub for their own internal departments, partners that run managed services on behalf of their customers, and a wide range of in-between as we look at how our various partners are using Azure Stack Hub to bring the power of the cloud on-premises.

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I hope this video was helpful and you enjoyed watching it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. If you want to learn more about the Microsoft Azure Stack portfolio, check out my blog post.



Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series - telkomtelstra

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – telkomtelstra

Today, I want you to introduce you to Azure Stack Hub Partner telkomtelstra. telkomtelstra is a Service Provider working with Enterprise and Government customers across Indonesia. They are a trusted advisor for their customers and support them across a range of services. Join us in this episode as we explore their journey with Azure Stack Hub and learn more about the wide range of services they provide for their customers.

Together with the Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub PM @rctibi), we created a new Azure Stack Hub Partner solution video series to show how our customers and partners use Azure Stack Hub in their Hybrid Cloud environment. In this series, as we will meet customers that are deploying Azure Stack Hub for their own internal departments, partners that run managed services on behalf of their customers, and a wide range of in-between as we look at how our various partners are using Azure Stack Hub to bring the power of the cloud on-premises.

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I hope this video was helpful and you enjoyed watching it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. If you want to learn more about the Microsoft Azure Stack portfolio, check out my blog post.



Azure Stack Partner Series MyCloudDoor

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – myCloudDoor

Together with the Azure Stack Hub team, I am on a journey to explore the ways our customers and partners use, deploy, manage, and build solutions on the Azure Stack Hub platform. Today, Tiberiu and I had the chance to speak to myCloudDoor. MyCloudDoor is an Azure Stack Hub partner and Preferred SI that focused on managed services and creating value for its customers throughout the world. They have a wide range of customers across many verticals. Join the myCloudDoor team as we explore how they provide value and solve customer issues using Azure and Azure Stack Hub.

You can read more about the video series I created with Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub PM @rctibi) on our introduction blog: Azure Stack Hub Partner solution video series to show how our customers and partners use Azure Stack Hub in their Hybrid Cloud environment. In this series, as we will meet customers that are deploying Azure Stack Hub for their own internal departments, partners that run managed services on behalf of their customers, and a wide range of in-between as we look at how our various partners are using Azure Stack Hub to bring the power of the cloud on-premises.

 

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I hope this video was helpful and you enjoyed watching it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. If you want to learn more about the Microsoft Azure Stack portfolio, check out my blog post.



Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – Salt

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – Salt

Together with the Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub PM @rctibi), we created a new Azure Stack Hub Partner solution video series to show how our customers and partners use Azure Stack Hub in their Hybrid Cloud environment. In this series, as we will meet customers that are deploying Azure Stack Hub for their own internal departments, partners that run managed services on behalf of their customers, and a wide range of in-between as we look at how our various partners are using Azure Stack Hub to bring the power of the cloud on-premises.

Today, I want you to introduce you to Azure Stack Hub Partner Salt. Salt is a Service Provider that has won the Microsoft Partner of the Year 3 times since 2017. Their business focuses on bringing a multi-tenanted Azure Stack Hub environment in the Caribbean Islands. Join them as they tell us more about their journey towards becoming a trusted advisor to their customers and learn more about the types of workloads planned with Azure Stack Hub.

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I hope this video was helpful and you enjoyed watching it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. If you want to learn more about the Microsoft Azure Stack portfolio, check out my blog post.



Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – iVedha

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – iVedha

Together with the Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub PM @rctibi), we created a new Azure Stack Hub Partner solution video series to show how our customers and partners use Azure Stack Hub in their Hybrid Cloud environment. In this series, as we will meet customers that are deploying Azure Stack Hub for their own internal departments, partners that run managed services on behalf of their customers, and a wide range of in-between as we look at how our various partners are using Azure Stack Hub to bring the power of the cloud on-premises.

Today, I want you to introduce you to Azure Stack Hub Partner iVedha. iVedha is a CSP that created a management solution which they were planning to use for their customers. As the tool evolved, they realized there are many Service Providers that could use this for their customers. Aytra was borne as an ISV solution aimed at enabling partners in their Azure Stack Hub journey. Join Dodi as he shares their experience with Azure Stack Hub.

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I hope this video was helpful and you enjoyed watching it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. If you want to learn more about the Microsoft Azure Stack portfolio, check out my blog post.



Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series - Umbrellar

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – Umbrellar

Together with the Azure Stack Hub team, we are starting a journey to explore the ways our customers and partners use, deploy, manage, and build solutions on the Azure Stack Hub platform. Together with the Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub PM @rctibi), we created a new Azure Stack Hub Partner solution video series to show how our customers and partners use Azure Stack Hub in their Hybrid Cloud environment. In this series, as we will meet customers that are deploying Azure Stack Hub for their own internal departments, partners that run managed services on behalf of their customers, and a wide range of in-between as we look at how our various partners are using Azure Stack Hub to bring the power of the cloud on-premises.

Umbrellar is a cloud-based company focused on empowering its customers and resellers in making the most of the Azure and Azure Stack Hub clouds and create value to their end-customers in a multi-tenanted environment. Join the Umbrellar team as we explore how they create value to their customers using Azure and Azure Stack Hub.

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I hope this video was helpful and you enjoyed watching it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. If you want to learn more about the Microsoft Azure Stack portfolio, check out my blog post.