Microsoft partners expand the range of mission-critical applications you can run on Azure

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How the depth and breadth of the Microsoft Azure partner ecosystem enables thousands of organizations to bring their mission-critical applications to Azure.


In the past few years, IT organizations have been realizing compelling benefits when they transitioned their business-critical applications to the cloud, enabling them to address the top challenges they face with running the same applications on-premises. As even more companies embark on their digital transformation journey, the range of mission and business-critical applications has continued to expand, even more so because technology drives innovation and growth. This has further accelerated in the past months, spurred in part by our rapidly changing global economy.


As a result, the definition of mission-critical applications is evolving and goes well beyond systems of record for many businesses. It’s part of why we never stopped investing across the platform to enable you to increase the availability, security, scalability, and performance of your core applications running on Azure. The expansion of mission-critical apps will only accelerate as AI, IoT, analytics, and new capabilities become more pervasive.


We’re seeing the broadening scope of mission-critical scenarios both within Microsoft and in many of our customers’ industry sectors. For example, Eric Boyd, in his blog, outlined how companies in healthcare, insurance, sustainable farming, and other fields have chosen Microsoft Azure AI to transform their businesses. Applications like Microsoft Teams have now become mission-critical, especially this year, as many organizations had to enable remote workforces. This is also reflected by the sheer number of meetings happening in Teams.


Going beyond Azure services and capabilities


Many organizations we work with are eager to realize myriad benefits for their own business-critical applications, but first need to address questions around their cloud journey, such as:


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