Category Archives : Partner

05

Feb

Investing in our partners’ success
Investing in our partners’ success

Today Gavriella Schuster, CVP of Microsoft’s Partner organization, spoke about our longstanding commitment to partners, and new investments to enable partners to accelerate customer success.

As we shared in our recent earnings, Azure is growing at 76 percent, driven by a combination of continued innovation, strong customer adoption across industries and a global ecosystem of talented partners. I’m inspired by partners such as Finastra, Cognata, ABB, and Egress who are working with Azure to enable digital transformation within their respective industries.

While Microsoft has long been a partner-oriented organization, some things are different with cloud. Specifically, partners need Microsoft to be more than just a great technology provider, you need us to be a trusted business partner. This requires long-term commitment and the ability to continually adapt and innovate as the market shifts. This has been, and continues to be, our commitment. Our partnership philosophy is grounded in the foundation that we can only deliver on our mission if there is a strong and successful ecosystem around us.

In the spirit of being a trusted business partner, I wanted to highlight our key partner-oriented investments and some of the resources to help our partners successfully grow their businesses.  

Committed to

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04

Feb

Modernizing payment management for online merchants

E-commerce merchants all over the world are innovating every day to offer customers the best user experience. To keep customers coming back, the buying experience should leave only good impressions, from beginning to end. To achieve this, merchants want to examine every step—especially the payment checkout. So, payment processors need to complement and support the innovations of the merchants. And the final experience needs to be as intuitive and seamless as possible, so it does not break the checkout flow; it should support the brand experience and leave customers with a pleasing memory. Helping a merchant craft a seamless payment experience is the domain of Newgen.

Solution key features

Guru is Newgen’s fully integrated portal that enables merchants to have a complete view of their payments, generate reports, capture/void transactions, and perform refunds. It is a fully managed SaaS solution which comes as a value addition with Newgen’s Payment Gateway—a cutting edge payment technology for merchants. The solution competes in the market with these key features.

Intelligent transaction routing: Newgen’s engine automatically routes transactions taking into account the country, credit provider, volume and ratio (selecting the best destination based on the transaction amount), currency, and transaction fees. Using machine

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03

Feb

Advancing tactical edge scenarios with Dell EMC Tactical Microsoft Azure Stack and Azure Data Box family

Today, Microsoft is announcing new intelligent cloud and intelligent edge capabilities for U.S. government customers. These new capabilities will help government customers uniquely address “the tactical edge”—or, a dependence on information systems and connectivity in harsh scenarios or other situations where users have critical data availability, integrity, and transparency needs.

As U.S. government agencies support missions around the world, in remote locations, and beyond the reach of standard infrastructure, new technology is required for mission success. Microsoft offers a comprehensive portfolio designed to bring data analysis and insight to the tactical edge. Azure Stack and our Data Box family of products help government agencies with remote operations access the information they need to make decisions at the edge, along with access to the full range of cloud data analytics as connectivity allows.

Just last year we announced the integration of Azure Stack with Azure Government cloud, which unlocks a wide range of hybrid cloud use cases for government customers. By connecting the tactical edge to Azure Government, the mission-critical cloud for U.S. government customers and their partners, federal, state, and local government agencies can now operate with full regulatory compliance and the most up-to-date edge capabilities.

To that end, today,

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28

Jan

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 30
Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 30

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From December 16 to December 31, 2018, 46 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

Virtual machines

A10 vThunder ADC for Microsoft Azure: A10 Networks’ vThunder for Microsoft Azure is purpose-built for high performance, flexibility, and easy-to-deploy application delivery and server load balancing. It’s optimized to run natively within Azure.

Appzillon Consumer Banking: Appzillon Consumer Banking from i-exceed offers users a convenient and simplified omnichannel approach to digital banking and ensures that user journeys are delightful and engaging.

IIS on Windows Server 2016: Each version of Microsoft Windows Server brings a new version of Internet Information Services (IIS). With the recent release of Windows Server 2016 comes IIS version 10, also known as version 10.0.17763.

MySQL Server 8.0 On Windows 2016: Quickly deploy MySQL server into your Azure tenant. MySQL provides you with a suite of tools to develop and manage MySQL-based business-critical applications on Windows.

RStudio Server Pro for Azure: RStudio Server Pro lets you access RStudio

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24

Jan

Security for healthcare through vigilant agents and virtual patching

Healthcare organizations depend on data-driven decisions. To enable better decisions and better health outcomes, healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud. There, the latest advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics can be more easily tested and implemented. For a healthcare organization, security and protection of data is a primary value, but solutions can be attacked from a variety of vectors such as malware, ransomware, and other exploits. The attack surface of an organization could be complex, email and web browsers are immediate targets of sophisticated hackers. One Microsoft Azure partner is devoted to protecting healthcare organizations despite the complexity of the attack surface. XentIT (ex-ent-it) leverages two other security services with deep capabilities and adds its own expertise to create a dashboard-driven security solution that lets healthcare organizations better monitor and protect all assets.

Problem: Slow information velocity

Anyone in a critical health condition wants their medical professionals to be up to date. Speed matters, and making a medical decision requires all sources of information to be available as soon as possible. The inability to quickly access and process patient data due to outdated infrastructure may result in a life or death situation.

Solution: Agents and virtual patching

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16

Jan

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 29
Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 29

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From December 1 to December 15, 2018, 60 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

Virtual machines

ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM): Using thousands of device and application connectors, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager by Micro Focus collects, correlates, and reports on security event data, providing a central point for analysis of business operations.

Aviatrix Secure Networking Platform Bundle – PAYG: Quickly build use case-driven solutions for multi-cloud encrypted peering, inter-region encrypted peering, next-generation global transit networks, and more.

Aviatrix Secure Networking Platform SSLVPN – PAYG: Quickly build use case-driven solutions for SSL VPNs with multi-factor authentication and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) for user access to the cloud.

FatPipe SD-WAN for Azure: FatPipe for Azure allows you to connect your Azure virtual private cloud to your FatPipe SD-WAN overlay and run any of your licensed FatPipe features inside Azure.

GigaSECURE Cloud 5.5,00: GigaSECURE Cloud delivers intelligent network traffic visibility for workloads running in Azure and enables increased security,

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09

Jan

CES 2019: Microsoft partners, customers showcase breakthrough innovation with Azure IoT, AI, and Mixed Reality

Each year at CES, we see dozens of new product innovations that bring additional convenience, entertainment, efficiency – or completely new experiences to our daily lives. By bringing the power of the cloud to connected devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) have played an ever-expanding role in driving the connected product business opportunity. Today, smart thermostats, speakers, TVs, appliances, cars, and more are no longer serving an “early adopter” market – they are entering the mainstream – as people look for technology to help enrich how they plan and experience their daily lives.

Our Azure IoT and AI strategy enables customers to build these new products and solutions using the power of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge, at scale. The Azure IoT platform helps customers build consistent AI-based applications and experiences from the cloud to the edge, that are adaptive and responsive to physical environments – from smart cities and spaces to connected products in homes and on the manufacturing floor. Our Azure AI services combine the latest advances in technologies like machine learning and deep learning, with our comprehensive data, Azure cloud and productivity platform, and a trusted, enterprise grade approach.

We are continuing

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20

Dec

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 28
Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 28

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From November 17 to November 30, 2018, 80 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

Virtual machines

CloudflareAzure: Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, Software-as-a-Service solutions, and more. Our offering will allow you to leverage the benefits provided by Cloudflare services without the need to reconfigure components of your Azure setup.

CrystalBall: Machinesense’s industrial IoT app for data monitoring and analytics offers onboarding and fleet management of sensors and machines, along with machine health data visualization, energy management, and a maintenance, operations, and repairs log.

HPE StoreOnce VSA 3.18.7: The HPE StoreOnce virtual appliance enables you to reduce backup data storage costs with high-performance data deduplication.

InterSystems IRIS Data Platform: IRIS by InterSystems is a complete data platform that gives developers the freedom to choose the language and data model best suited for rapidly developing their applications.

JAMS V7 (BYOL) – Server 2016: JAMS is an enterprise batch-scheduling and workload automation solution. Automate jobs on

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13

Dec

Streamlined IoT device certification with Azure IoT certification service

For over three years, we have helped customers find devices that work with Azure IoT technology through the Azure Certified for IoT program and the Azure IoT device catalog. In that time, our ecosystem has grown to one of the largest in the industry with more than 1,000 devices and starter kits from over 250 partners.

Today, we are taking steps to further to grow our device partner ecosystem with the release of Azure IoT certification service (AICS), a new web-based test automation workflow, which is now generally available. AICS will significantly reduce the operational processes and engineering costs for hardware manufacturers to get their devices certified for Azure Certified for IoT program and be showcased on the Azure IoT device catalog.

Over the past year, we’ve made significant improvements to the program such as improving the discovery of certified devices in the Azure Certified for IoT device catalog and expanding the program to support Azure IoT Edge devices. The goal of our certification program is simple – to showcase the right set of IoT devices for our customers’ industry specific vertical solutions and simplify IoT device development.

AICS is designed and engineered to help achieve these goals, delivering on

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13

Dec

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 27
Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 27

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From November 1 to November 16, 2018, 61 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:

Virtual machines

CIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Benchmark L1: This image of Ubuntu Linux 18.04 is preconfigured by CIS to the recommendations in the associated CIS Benchmark. CIS Benchmarks are vendor-agnostic, consensus-based security configuration guides.

Couchbase Enterprise: Modernize your technology environment with Couchbase’s full-featured engagement database. It’s adaptive, responsive, scalable, intelligent, highly available, and easy to manage.

CyberPosture Intelligence 1-Month – Trial: Cavirin CyberPosture Intelligence combines automated discovery, monitoring, infrastructure risk scoring, and auto-remediation to help organizations of all sizes leverage the cost savings and agility of the cloud.

CyberPosture Intelligence Annual BYOL: Cavirin CyberPosture Intelligence combines automated discovery, monitoring, infrastructure risk scoring, and auto-remediation to help organizations of all sizes leverage the cost savings and agility of the cloud.

FlashGrid SkyCluster for Oracle RAC: FlashGrid SkyCluster is an engineered cloud system for database high availability. SkyCluster comes as a fully integrated Infrastructure-as-Code

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