Debunking Azure Myths: Lack of a Robust Partner Ecosystem

A lot of myths and misinformation out there about what you can do with Microsoft Azure and what using Azure is like. I figured it was time to debunk some of these myths by talking to the engineering team to see what they have to say.

MYTH: Azure Lacks a Robust Partner Ecosystem

People say there is not a lot of partner interest in working with Azure and that our Marketplace does not have a lot of offerings.  I tacked down Bryan Surace, Principle PM on the Azure IaaS Team who works with the partners to get them on boarded.

Check out the Azure Marketplace on to view over 3k products you can use in and with Microsoft Azure.  If you are a partner and would like to have your product included in Marketplace, check out the resource page for more information on how to partner with us.

This is the first in a series of post about Debunking Azure Myths. Stay tuned for the next episode.

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  • We tried Azure’s managed virtualization option. Even our Reseller who is a HUGE Microsoft Partner couldn’t find support for setting up VPN Access. It took two hours on the phone only to discover that most Microsoft employees thought Azure was a pretty neat color. We ended up Partnering with Rackspace- a company that now does technical support for Azure products.

    • that’s really strange. If you are ever looking for info on things like this, I know a number of folks to help out. Azure supports Point to Site, Site to Site and a dedicated MPLS like connection we call ExpressRoute. They are easy enough to setup and come with a small monthly charge.

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