Microsoft Azure platform has expanded quite drastically over the last 5 years in terms of the number of products or services available on the platform. As of July 2020, Azure has 250+ products or services across 20+ functional buckets such as Compute, Storage, Database, Analytics, etc. And the pace of innovation is only accelerating with ever more product, service, and feature updates being released rapidly.
Though this rapid pace of innovation combined with PAYG, no-commitment subscription model delivers tremendous value to the customers, but it also brings a lot of complexity & challenges as the customers onboard the platform and thereon start using ever more services.
AI-powered Azure Automation as-a-Service or A3S is envisioned to be a comprehensive Azure cloud management platform focused on taking the grunt work out of customers’ Azure usage, thus enabling them to be more productive with Azure to build their business. A3S has a singular focus on Microsoft Azure with 4 key pillars:
1. Automate: reduce manual effort to the minimum, keep automating all that is possible across all aspects of Azure.
2. Simplify: demystify Azure with simple and easy monitoring, management, optimization & reporting.
3. Learn: leverage AI to learn from customers’ Azure usage, identify patterns and insights to make the platform smarter, ever-evolving & learning.
4. Support: 24x7 availability of highly trained engineers to support customers using A3S to provide a truly delightful Managed Service experience.
A3S is ever-evolving, constantly being updated with new capabilities & has a wide range of features that have been built with a singular goal of helping our customers be more productive with Azure.