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Cloud migration remains a crucial component for any organization in the transformation of their business, and Microsoft continues to focus on how best to support customers wherever they are in that journey. Microsoft works with partners like Skytap to unlock the power of Azure for customers relying on traditional on-premises application platforms.
Skytap on Azure is a cloud service purpose-built to natively run traditional IBM Power workloads in Azure. And we are excited to share that Skytap on Azure is available for purchase and provisioning directly through Azure Marketplace, further streamlining the experience for customers.
The migration of applications running on IBM Power to the cloud is often seen as a difficult and challenging move involving re-platforming. With Skytap on Azure, Microsoft brings the unique capabilities of IBM Power9 servers to Azure, directly integrating with Azure networking enabling Skytap to provide its platform with minimal connectivity latency to Azure native services.
Skytap has more than a decade of experience working with customers, such as Delphix, Schneider Electric, and Okta, and offering extensible application environments that are compatible with on-premises data centers; Skytap’s environments simplify migration and provide self-service access to develop, deploy, and accelerate innovation for complex applications.
“Until we started working with Skytap, we did not have a public cloud option for our IBM Power Systems customers that provided real value over their on-premise systems. Now, with Skytap on Azure we’re excited to offer true cloud capabilities like instant cloning, capacity on demand and pay-as-you-go options in the highly secure Azure environment,” said Daniel Magid, CEO of Eradani.
Skytap on Azure offers consumption-based pricing, on-demand access to compute and storage resources, and extensibility through RESTful APIs. With Skytap availability on Azure Marketplace customers can get started quickly, and at a low cost. Learn more about Skytap on Azure here, additionally take a look at the latest video from our Microsoft Product team here.
Skytap on Azure is available in the East US Azure region. Given the high level of interest we have seen already, we intend to expand availability to additional regions across Europe, the United States, and Asia Pacific. Stay tuned for more details on specific regional rollout availability.
Try Skytap on Azure today, available through the Azure Marketplace. Skytap on Azure is a Skytap first-party service delivered on Microsoft Azure’s global cloud infrastructure.
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