This demo gave everyone a glimpse of what the next generation of cloud infrastructure looks like.
Now customer and service provider datacenters can directly benefit from the combination of Azure’s rapid pace of innovation and the ease and speed of cloud deployment.
How this helps:
If you want the power, scale, and flexibility of public cloud-like capabilities in your on-prem environment, Microsoft Azure Stack is incredibly exciting. This is a genuine next-gen infrastructure and app platform and it comes with the hyper-scale capabilities of Azure.
Azure Stack is the same core technology that we use in Azure, and it brings Azure (the very same bits!) to your datacenter for the deployment of traditional enterprise apps as well as modern apps and services. Azure Stack enables you to deliver an agile platform while still maintaining central oversight.
This is a legit best of both world offering: Agility and productivity for app owners, and flexibility and control for IT.
Why you need this in your life:
Azure Stack transforms your datacenter infrastructure into automated resource pools that can be tailored to application service levels. This means that your app owners can quickly consume standardized IaaS/PaaS services using the same self-service experience as Azure – and they can do it through a consistent app platform that spans on-premises and Azure.
Four other things to consider with Azure Stack:
- Cloud-inspired infrastructure
Azure Stack is built on a great heritage of technology (Azure, Windows Server, System Center) and it delivers reliable, software-defined infrastructure, that’s proven at hyper scale.
- On-demand infrastructure extensions
With Azure Stack you have access to Azure’s bottomless scale and elasticity – without effecting your ongoing on-prem security protocols or performance.
- Cloud-consistent service delivery
Enable your developers and end-users to productively consume software-defined infrastructure using the same intuitive self-service experience as Azure. The result is faster time-to-market with composable IaaS/PaaS services that can be deployed wherever you need them (on-prem, hosted, or Azure).
- Cloud-optimized application platform
Windows Server and Azure deliver a consistent app platform for next-generation apps. This empowers your developers to build apps for any environment, and those apps can be used in any cloud without having to modify, rewrite or reconfigure code.
What you’ll need to get started:
- Microsoft Azure Stack
- Yes, it’s just that simple.
Get to work!
- For detailed info about how to get Azure up and running in your datacenter, visit the appropriately named AzureInYourDatacenter.com.