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Build scalable services on Azure

Azure Lighthouse is a no-cost platform for cross- and multi-tenant management with just-in-time access to precise and granular delegation scopes. Simplify access with a unified control plane designed to help profitably and efficiently build and deliver managed services for your customers.

Watch: Build Managed Services at Scale on Azure

Learn: Azure Lighthouse documentation

Learn: Use Azure Lighthouse with your managed service business

Read: Partner success stories with Azure Lighthouse

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Monitor and diagnose issues

Enable full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network with Azure Monitor. Collect, analyze, and act on telemetry data from your Azure and on-premises environments. Maximize performance and availability of your applications and proactively identify problems in seconds.

Watch: Azure Monitor Virtual Series

Learn: Azure Monitor documentation

Learn: Analyze your Azure infrastructure by using Azure Monitor logs

Manage workloads across cloud and hybrid

For customers who want to simplify complex and distributed environments across on-premises, edge and multicloud, Azure Arc enables deployment of Azure services anywhere and extends Azure management to any infrastructure.

Download: How to guide on Azure data services anywhere

Learn: Azure Arc documentation

Watch: Organize all servers outside of Azure with Azure Arc

Build security services on Azure

Azure Sentinel is a cloud-native security information and event manager (SIEM) platform that uses built-in AI to help analyze large volumes of data across an enterprise—fast. Eliminate security infrastructure setup and maintenance, and elastically scale to meet your security needs—while reducing IT costs.

Download: Quick start guide to Azure Sentinel

Learn: Quickstart - Onboard Azure Sentinel

Download: Harness machines learning for data-driven cybersecurity

Management tools for governance
Get transparency into what you’re spending on cloud resources

Learn more about Azure Cost Management + Billing

Set policies across resources and monitor compliance

Learn more about Azure Policy

Enable quick, repeatable creation of governed environments

Learn more about Azure Blueprints

Azure Expert MSP

Become an elite member of industry leaders and get top priority in the referral engine and co-sell engagements, and access to lead generation, practice development support, and exclusive events and training.

Azure Expert MSP program overview

Azure Specializations

Differentiate your organization, demonstrate expertise, and build stronger connections with customers through an Azure Specialization

Azure Specializations overview

Migration is your customers’ first step in the digital transformation journey. By helping customers move and optimize their workloads in Azure, you can quickly show cost and scalability benefits while establishing your role for future higher-value cloud services.

“Customers are now at the point where they understand they will lose competitive ground if they do not make the jump into a cloud-operated model.”

Alex Brown, CEO, 10th Magnitude

“We started as a professional services firm, but we infused capital to build out a managed service business and have since continued to convert to recurring revenues.”

Global Systems Integrator

Providing managed services for your cloud customers gives you an opportunity to deliver long-term value while creating a recurring revenue stream for your business.

Create managed services for your cloud customers across infrastructure, platform and app life cycle, privacy, security, compliance, DevOps, and governance.

Help customers architect, design, and develop transformational digital experiences—web, client, and mobile applications—using Microsoft Azure.

Use the tools and technologies of your choice while implementing a microservices-based, cloud-native architecture that makes it easier to develop and scale your applications.

Light up new scenarios for your customers using the latest innovations from Microsoft in advanced analytics, machine learning, AI, IoT, blockchain, mixed reality, and e-commerce platforms.

Develop repeatable vertical and line-of-business solutions and package them as IP to create a new recurring revenue stream.

“For every dollar of migration revenue, we get eight dollars of AI application development revenue.”

Global Systems Integrator

Forrester Partner Opportunity Assessment for Azure

Through 14 partner interviews with various Microsoft Azure partners,
Forrester concluded that building and scaling a Microsoft Azure practice
had the following three year impact:

Average Deal for Strategy and Assessments

Average Deal Size for Migration

Average Deal Size for Modernization

Resources & Tools

eBook: Migrate to the Cloud with Azure Migrate

Learn about Azure Migrate, a central hub of tools to migrate your datacenter to the Azure cloud. Discover, assess, and migrate your on-premises infrastructure, applications, and data, or use Azure Migrate to migrate workloads from other clouds to Azure. Plan and track the migration in one central dashboard with intelligent insights and recommendations.

Download the eBook: Migrate to the Cloud with Azure Migrate

Azure Lighthouse

Cross-customer management at scale for partners to differentiate their managed services and benefit from greater efficiency and automation.

Explore Azure Lighthouse

Cloud Adoption Framework

Proven guidance that’s designed to help you create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary for your organization to succeed in the cloud.

Explore the framework

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Obtain an Azure Specialization

Increase your visibility to customers through prioritized ranking in searches and assure potential customers that you meet the highest standards for service delivery & support.

Learn more about Azure Specializations

Azure Migration Program overview 2020

Azure Migration Program (AMP) is a new, centrally managed program to help accelerate migration and enable customer success.

Download the Azure Migration Program Overview

Windows Server and SQL Server Migration specialization

Differentiate your organization by demonstrating your expertise in migrating and optimizing Windows Server and SQL Server-based workloads to Microsoft Azure.

Download the Windows Server and SQL Specialization Overview

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Kubernetes on Azure specialization

Demonstrate your proven success in deploying and managing production workloads in the cloud using containers and managing hosted Kubernetes environments in Microsoft Azure.

Download the Kubernetes Advanced Specialization Overview

Cloud practice playbooks

Access essential blueprints and tools to expand your cloud business.

Access the Azure Partner Playbooks

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Join the Azure Partners Newsletter

Get bi-monthly updates on industry news, product and feature announcements, upcoming events, market trends and more.