Chief Technologist/Founder, Esteban Garcia and I recently attended Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s Partner Conference. This is always a great conference for connecting with Microsoft Employees as well as other Partners and a great time to hear about Microsoft FY19 programs our clients may qualify for as they think about moving to Azure, application modernization, DevOps adoption, cloud first development and Internet of Things. There are many new programs available and two that stand out to me the most for both existing and potential clients are the Azure Everywhere Offer and the Azure Deployment Offer. Historically these programs have only been available for Microsoft managed customers. One new change heading into Microsoft’s FY19 is that these programs are now open to both Microsoft managed and unmanaged customers who want to leverage certain workloads in Azure. With these programs, for qualifying scenarios, Microsoft will pay us to work with you for 1 – 7 days for a variety of activities.
For the Azure Everywhere offer we could do Assessments, Proof of Concept (POCs)/Pilots, or Architectural Design Sessions (ADS) to drive Azure. With the Azure Deployment Offer, Microsoft provides funding to Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform partners to help deploy Azure and SQL custom solutions quickly and confidently (also ranges from 1 – 7 days of funding depending on the scenario).
Some of the Solutions/Use Cases are outlined below for a high level overview:
Technical Use Case/Azure Workload
|Application Portfolio (Migration and/or Modernization)||Business Continuity, DR, Storage||Hybrid Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery|
|Application Portfolio (Migration and/or Modernization)||Security and Management||Azure Security Center, Azure Backup, Azure Monitoring, Azure Cost Management, Azure Governance|
|Application Portfolio (Migration and/or Modernization)||High Performance Compute||VMs, Azure Batch, Azure CycleCloud, Avere, Cray|
|Application Portfolio (Migration and/or Modernization)||Windows Server on Azure||Custom apps (.NET, containers), packaged apps|
|Application Portfolio (Migration and/or Modernization)||DC Migration||Rehost, Refactor, Rearchitect or Rebuild|
|Application Portfolio (Migration and/or Modernization)||Customer Facing Applications||Containers, .NET, Linux-Ubuntu|
|Application Portfolio (Migration and/or Modernization)||Internal LOB Applications||Web Apps, Mobile Apps and AI|
|Application Portfolio (Migration and/or Modernization)||DevOps||.NET, DevTest Labs or non-Microsoft stack|
|Data Modernization||Globally Distributed Data||CosmosDB – real-time experiences, multimodel, globally distributed, cloud native data-driven apps|
|Internet of Things||IoT||IoT Central, IoT Hub or Edge|
|Artificial Intelligence||Build Intelligent apps/Machine Learning||Cognitive Services, bots, search, Azure Databricks|
|Modern Business Intelligence||Self-Service BI, Build modern apps with Intelligence||PowerBI Pro and Premium, PowerBI Embedded|
To find out more about these opportunities to engage with Nebbia Technology and learn if you qualify, contact me today at Chelsea@Nebbiatech.com. We look forward to helping you with your Azure and DevOps journey!