New Azure VMware Solution updates and global expansion drives customer success

By Dustin Ward

The pandemic has prompted many organizations to greatly accelerate digital transformation and cloud adoption initiatives to mitigate disruption, gain efficiencies, and take advantage of scalable infrastructure. At Microsoft, we provide our customers with flexibility and choice to adopt the cloud in a way that’s right for their business. Because every customer starts their cloud journey…

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – September 2021

By Dustin Ward

Whether you’re a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management and Billing comes in. We’re always…

Join us behind the scenes at Azure, thanks to the Well-Architected Framework

By Dustin Ward

Here at Microsoft, we give a lot of advice. We’d really like to help you thrive on our platform. Reliability, security, cost optimization, operational excellence, and performance efficiency—we know that they are not easy to tackle when it comes to your cloud workloads. This is where the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework comes into the picture.…

Improve availability with zone-redundant storage for Azure Disk Storage

By Dustin Ward

As organizations continue to accelerate their cloud adoption, the need for reliable infrastructure is critical to ensure business continuity and avoid costly disruptions. Azure Disk Storage provides maximum resiliency for all workloads with an industry-leading zero percent annual failure rate and single-instance service-level agreements (SLA) for all disk types, including a best-in-class single-instance SLA of…

Guarantee capacity access with on-demand capacity reservations—now in preview

By Dustin Ward

Microsoft customers rely on Azure to host mission-critical workloads and services. A substantial percentage use the traditional infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) approach to deploying virtual machines, often orchestrated with Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets or third-party tools. Customers rely on Azure to provide compute capacity on demand. However, in some situations, customers need more specific assurances: Business-critical…