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Azure Admin and Partner Credits: Maximising Benefits and Impact
Azure Admin offers centralised management, scalability, security, automation, a wide service portfolio, and community support. It also provides rebate benefits for increased revenue, growth, profitability, and long-term partnership.
Azure Admin: Partner Positives
1. Centralised management:
Azure Admin provides a centralised platform for managing and monitoring Azure resources, making it easier to control and administer the infrastructure.
Azure Admin allows for seamless scaling of resources, enabling you to adapt to changing business needs efficiently.
3. Security and compliance:
Azure Admin offers robust security features and compliance frameworks, ensuring the protection and privacy of your data.
4. Automation and DevOps integration:
Azure Admin supports automation and integration with DevOps tools, allowing for streamlined deployment and management processes.
5. Extensive service portfolio:
Azure Admin provides access to a wide range of Azure services and tools, allowing you to build and deploy diverse applications and solutions.
6. Community and support:
Microsoft Azure has a vast community and support system, providing resources, documentation, and active forums for troubleshooting and assistance.
Azure Admin: Partner Negatives
The Azure Admin interface can be overwhelming for beginners, requiring a learning curve to become proficient in managing Azure resources.
Depending on the scale of your infrastructure, the cost of managing resources in Azure Admin can be significant, especially if not properly optimised.
3. Technical expertise required:
Effective use of Azure Admin often requires a certain level of technical expertise and knowledge of Azure services, which may require additional training or hiring skilled personnel.
4. Service outages:
Like any cloud platform, Azure may experience occasional service outages, impacting the availability and reliability of your resources managed through Azure Admin.
5. Vendor lock-in:
Once you heavily invest in Azure Admin and its ecosystem, transitioning to a different cloud provider may involve significant effort and costs.
6. Lack of customisation:
While Azure Admin offers extensive features, it may not cater to specific customisation requirements, limiting flexibility in certain scenarios.
Rebate Benefits of Azure Admin on behalf of a CSP Distributor
These rebate benefits incentivise and reward CSP distributors for their efforts in promoting and driving Azure adoption, ultimately leading to increased revenue, profitability, and long-term business growth.
AOBO for PEC
As an Azure Admin working on behalf of a Microsoft CSP Indirect Distributor, you may have opportunities to earn credits through various partner programs.
Here are some ways you can earn credits as an admin on behalf of a partner:
Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Competencies
Microsoft offers several competencies within the Microsoft Partner Network that partners can achieve by meeting certain criteria, such as demonstrating expertise in specific areas or industries. By attaining competencies related to Azure, such as the “Cloud Platform” or “Datacenter” competency, you can earn partner program credits.
Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program
If your organisation qualifies as an Azure Expert MSP, you may earn credits through this program. To become an Azure Expert MSP, you must meet stringent criteria for technical expertise, customer success, and service capabilities. Once recognised as an Azure Expert MSP, you can benefit from additional incentives and rewards.
Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Incentives
Microsoft offers various incentives and rewards for CSP partners based on their performance and business growth. These incentives can include financial rewards, rebates, or credits based on meeting specific targets, such as increasing Azure consumption or driving customer acquisition.
Azure Sponsorship Programs
Microsoft occasionally runs sponsorship programs that offer credits to partners who meet certain criteria or participate in specific initiatives. These programs may focus on promoting new Azure services, encouraging partner-led customer migrations, or driving adoption in specific industries or regions.
If you develop and publish solutions on the Azure Marketplace, you may be eligible to earn credits. Microsoft provides incentives to partners who create and sell Azure-based solutions through the marketplace, encouraging innovation and expanding the ecosystem.
As an Azure Admin working on behalf of a partner, your actions and contributions can directly impact the partner’s earned credits. Here’s how your role as an Azure Admin can affect partner earned credits:
By actively fulfilling your role as an Azure Admin and aligning your efforts with the partner’s goals, you can positively influence the partner’s earned credits. It’s essential to stay aligned with the partner’s business objectives, leverage your technical expertise, and maintain open communication to maximise the impact of your contributions on partner credits.