Microsoft Boosts Dynamics on Azure Virtual Machines

Redmond is working hard and fast to accelerate Microsoft Dynamics deployments on Azure. Microsoft has announced the new G-series of virtual machines to help larger enterprise customers speed Dynamics AX deployments and give them even more deployment choices for Dynamics CRM on Azure.

Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of datacenters that Microsoft manages. Azure enables cloud computing. With the cloud, much of the complexity of IT is abstracted away, letting companies focus on the infrastructure, data, and application development that really matter to their businesses.

Enterprises want solutions that give them the agility to change with the needs of their customers and the market, according to Christian Pedersen, general manager for Microsoft Dynamics AX. As an example, he noted that retailer Pet Supplies Plus gained more flexibility and saved money by putting its business infrastructure in the cloud.

Introducing the G-Series

EUWith the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 in 2014 and Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle services (LCS) in 2013, we are enabling our customers to use the power of the cloud to develop and test their business critical ERP solutions, helping them enter a new era of business applications in the cloud,EU Pederson said in a blog post.

With the availability of Microsoft Azure D-Series Virtual Machines earlier in 2015, Microsoft started giving customers the choice to directly deploy production instances for Dynamics AX on Azure using Dynamics Lifecycle Services. That gave customers "clear, predictable, repeatable implementation capabilities and slashed deployment times,EU Pedersen said.

EUAs a result, to date, we have seen more than 15,000 Dynamics AX cloud VM deployments in Azure, a number that continues to grow daily,EU Pederson said. Now, Microsoft is making a new variant of the G-series class of servers...

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