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You remember Tower Records. For you Zoomers reading, it was a magical store that had albums, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and every kind of merch you could want related to music and pop culture. Think back to the thrill of going there knowing you’d find exactly what you were missing, even if you didn’t know you were missing anything at all. That’s the Azure Marketplace when it comes to your technology stack. 

The Azure Marketplace offers a curated digital catalog with everything you need to build digital solutions to power your business. But unlike, say, a Radio Shack (another relic of our youth), where you need to have some extensive nerd creds to know what to do with those esoteric parts, Azure Marketplace has a tremendous selection of preconfigured solutions that are 100% tested and ready to deploy.

You want virtual machines? Got it. You want containers? Got those, too. You need professional services to configure and integrate a solution with your existing technology stack? All day. You can even test-drive solutions in a sandbox environment before you invest in them. 

Big picture, the Azure Marketplace limits your exposure to risk by doing the heavy lifting of testing and certifying Azure cloud integrations with these solutions. That’s peace of mind you just can’t buy anywhere else. 

What does that mean for Panzura users?

It’s the best of intelligent, immutable object storage and a hypercloud ecosystem all in one. By using Panzura on the Azure Marketplace, IT managers can reduce complexity, improve scalability, and save money while ensuring that their data storage solutions comply with industry regulations.

You’ll be able to leverage the inherent scalability and reliability of Azure infrastructure instead of provisioning multiple other cloud providers. With Panzura on Azure, you can scale your storage needs up or down without worrying about managing any underlying infrastructure. 

For example, with an Azure Marketplace account, you can easily deploy Panzura on your existing Azure infrastructure, integrating it directly into your other Azure stack products. You’ll still have access to Panzura’s flexible pricing models or the option to bring your own Panzura license to the Azure Marketplace. But now, you can leverage tools like Azure Active Directory or Azure Monitor to maximize the efficiency of your Panzura experience.

How can the Azure Marketplace help me integrate my cloud technology stack?

Wide Range of Solutions

Whatever you need to accomplish in your technology investments, there’s probably a pre-built solution that can help you. With Azure Marketplace, you can quickly and easily deploy complex systems without spending time building anything from scratch. These solutions include software, applications, and services from Microsoft and third-party vendors.

Integration with Azure Services

The Azure Marketplace integrates seamlessly with other Azure services, such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Kubernetes Service, and Azure Container Instances, allowing you to quickly deploy, manage, and scale all of your applications and services across your technology stack.

Flexible Pricing Models

The days of vendor lock-in and stringent payment terms are over. The Azure Marketplace offers flexible pricing models that allow you to choose the payment option that works best for you, whether that’s pay-as-you-go based on usage or monthly and annual options. Plus, you’ll integrate all of your provisioning costs into one bill instead of paying for every service or solution separately.

Security and Compliance

The solutions listed in the Azure Marketplace have already proven that they meet the highest security and compliance standards. This one fact is worth all the time savings and streamlining you can imagine – the ability to safely store, manage, and protect your data is hard to put a price on.

Easy Deployment and Management

The biggest advantage of provisioning your apps through the Azure Marketplace is the centralized management it provides. Because you can deploy and manage such a wide range of solutions from a single dashboard, it reduces otherwise complex tasks to a few simple clicks, saving you time and resources. The Marketplace also offers detailed documentation and support resources to help you troubleshoot whatever issues arise.

What are the top solutions available on the Azure Marketplace?

The Azure Marketplace is where the party's at. It's got all the independent software vendors you could ever need to build out your digital dreams — security, networking, machine learning, storage, business intelligence, database, DevOps, Software-as-a-Service, and a ton of related professional services software. Here are a few of the leaders in each major category, so you can stay ahead of the game:

Security & Compliance

Data Protection, Threat Detection, Network Security, and Compliance Management

  • Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
  • Trend Micro Deep Security
  • Panzura CloudFS

Data Analytics & Business Intelligence

Data Warehousing, Big Data Analytics, Visualization, and Reporting

  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Panzura CloudFS

Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, Code Management, Monitoring, and Automation

  • Azure DevOps
  • Docker
  • Ansible

Machine Learning
Building and Deploying ML Models, Natural Language Processing, and Computer Vision

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • DataRobot

Productivity & Collaboration
Project Management, Communication, and Team Collaboration

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Asana
  • Trello