We’re excited to announce the introduction of Public Cloud, Windows Azure Deployment Planning Services (AZDPS)!
AZDPS offers structured consulting engagements with qualified Microsoft partners that are designed to help you understand what the Windows Azure offering can do for your business. This is a chance for you to leverage your investment in Software Assurance (SA) and receive the included training and consulting, and to develop assessment plans for your applications to run on Windows Azure.
Choose from a 3, 5 or 10 day ‘Public Cloud Jumpstart’ engagements and leverage AZDPS to:
Using AZDPS is simple – just activate your benefits through Microsoft Volume Licensing, choose a partner or Microsoft Services to perform the selected engagement, and Microsoft will pay for the partner’s consulting time. Microsoft screens and certifies the most qualified partners so you’re assured a successful engagement.
To get started, you can check your Planning Service days and activate your Software Assurance benefits online through the Microsoft Volume License Services website: https://licensing.microsoft.com.
The entry-level FlexPod® architecture helps lower risk, enables business agility, and increases IT efficiency—at a scale and price sized right for smaller deployments.
This new, scaled-down FlexPod architecture allows IT departments to invest in only the infrastructure they require but allows simple and rapid scaling to meet growing demands on IT.
Because of the unified and consistent nature of the FlexPod architecture, this FlexPod configuration provides investment protection and reduces operational disruption as the scale of the deployment changes.
Suitable for uses that include midsize enterprise workloads and remote or branch office needs, the new, smaller FlexPod brings large-enterprise-class IT infrastructure to smaller deployments at a price that fits limited IT budgets.