Originally posted on 3/29/2013
Come June, Microsoft's Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications will be available on its Azure cloud platform
. What does this mean for Microsoft's reseller partners that have been selling the Redmond, Wash., giant's hosted ERP solutions? This IDG News Service Q&A has some of the answers.
"'It's all the things you can expect from an enterprise-grade cloud service," namely "stability, protection, security and the ability to scale and grow," said Kirill Tatarinov, president of Microsoft's Business Solutions division, in an interview at Convergence. "Azure is elastic. The fact they can grow without adding servers is huge for them.'
In addition, it's all business as usual for partners with respect to Dynamics consulting on Azure. Dynamics ERP is sold through channel partners, many of whom add extensions that fine tune the software for a particular customer's needs. That won't change, and partner-built extensions will also run on Azure."