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Customize your Azure best practice recommendations in Azure Advisor

Cloud optimization is critical to ensuring you get the most out of your Azure investment, especially in complex environments with many Azure subscriptions and resource groups. Azure Advisor helps you optimize your Azure resources for high availability, security, performance, and cost by providing free, personalized recommendations based on your Azure usage and configurations.

In addition to consolidating your Azure recommendations into a single place, Azure Advisor has a configuration feature that can help you focus exclusively on your most important resources, such as those in production, and save you remediation time. You can also configure thresholds for certain recommendations based on your business needs.

Save time by configuring Advisor to display recommendations only for resources t...

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Best practices in migrating SAP applications to Azure – part 1

This is the first blog in a three-part blog post series on best practices for migrating SAP to Azure.

Designing a great SAP on Azure architecture

In this blog post we will touch upon the principles outlined in “Pillars of a great Azure architecture” as they pertain to building your SAP on Azure architecture in readiness for your migration.

A great SAP architecture on Azure starts with a solid foundation built on four pillars:

  • Security
  • Performance and scalability
  • Availability and recoverability
  • Efficiency and operations

Designing for security Graph comparing the responsibility of Microsoft and customers

Your SAP data is likely the treasure of your organization's technical footprint...

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Migrating SAP applications to Azure: Introduction and our partnership with SAP

Just over 25 years ago, Bill Gates and Hasso Plattner met to form an alliance between Microsoft and SAP that has become one of our industry’s longest lasting alliances. At the time their conversation was focused on how Windows could be the leading operating system for SAP’s SAPGUI desktop client and when released a few years later, how Windows NT could be a server operating system of choice for running SAP R/3. Not long after in 1996 we started our own SAP project based on Windows NT/SQL Server and complimented our SAP alliance that has continued to evolve since then, while meeting the needs of SAP customers of all sizes.

That said, with 90 percent of today’s Fortune 500 customers using Microsoft Azure and an estimated 80 percent of Fortune customers running SAP solutions, it makes sense w...

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