The only consistent and comprehensive hybrid cloud

Go beyond connecting your datacentre to the cloud. Take advantage of the broadest set of hybrid capabilities and deliver true hybrid consistency in your applications, data, identity, security and management across on-premises and cloud environments.

Build solutions on the platform that’s hybrid by design

Create a truly consistent experience across your hybrid cloud using comprehensive Azure cloud capabilities. Reduce complexity and risk with the platform, tools and services designed to work together across your on-premises and cloud environments. Build and deploy your applications consistently, seamlessly manage data, enable anywhere access with SSO and deliver integrated security and management across on-premises and the cloud.

Build a secure hybrid network that’s fast, highly available, and secure

Take advantage of one of the largest cloud networks to ensure users have reliable access to your applications from anywhere. Reduce network latency with extremely fast hybrid connectivity through Azure ExpressRoute at 100 Gbps. Automate configuration and connectivity with Azure Virtual WAN to rapidly connect thousands of branch sites. Keep your virtual network secure with services like Azure DDoS Protection and Azure Firewall.

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Develop modern apps across hybrid environments

Bring powerful Azure benefits to your data centre with Azure Stack. Provide cloud capabilities to on-premises infrastructure by running Azure services in your data centre to build, test and deploy applications the same way anywhere across your hybrid environment. Address latency and connectivity requirements for edge and disconnected solutions. Develop applications once and deploy in Azure or on-premises to meet regulatory and policy requirements. Update and extend legacy applications with modern Azure services on-premises.

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Unify your DevOps

Use Azure DevOps to enable agile development and consistent software delivery across your hybrid cloud by adopting the same continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline between on-premises and the cloud. With Azure DevOps Server on-premises and Azure DevOps services, you get the same full suite of DevOps services and capabilities across your hybrid cloud. The result: better products, delivered faster, to happier customers.

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Seamlessly distribute, manage and analyse data

Manage your data and analytics consistently across your on-premises environment and the cloud, whether your data is stored in SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL or NoSQL. With Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, easily move your SQL workloads to the cloud and back again – with no code changes – regardless of what SQL database management system you’re currently running. Azure services such as Azure Data Factory enable new cloud analytics scenarios while maintaining data in your existing on-premises environments.

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One identity, access anywhere

Connect your on-premises Active Directory solutions to the cloud with Azure Active Directory and have one identity and access management strategy across your hybrid environment. Give users a secure and seamless SSO experience anywhere. Protect against unauthorised access to your resources and data with enhanced cloud-based security solutions, including conditional access and identity protection, without compromising productivity.

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Integrate security and management

Monitor, secure and manage your hybrid cloud with the broadest built-in security and management capabilities. Get a unified view of security for all your workloads across on-premises, Azure and other clouds, in one Azure Security Center dashboard. With Azure Monitor, collect and analyse data to enable proactive insights and troubleshooting through a common view. Easily integrate alerts from System Center Operations Manager into Azure services.

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Customers are doing great things with Azure hybrid cloud capabilities

Easily migrate your workloads to Azure

Choose a flexible migration path that supports your hybrid strategy. Build an optimal plan by choosing from assessment, migration, optimisation and management tools. When you’re ready to buy, save up to 80 percent over pay-as-you-go-pricing by combining the Azure Hybrid Benefit and Azure Reserved VM Instances.

*Savings based on D4_v2 three-year RI in West US 2 Region and Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server Standard edition (four 2-core licences). Actual savings may vary depending on region, instance type, usage or customer-specific Windows Server licence cost. Prices as of 2017.

Make the most of the cloud, everywhere

With this e-book, take a fresh look at your IT portfolio through the lens of hybrid cloud, highlighting key innovations that can help you build cloud-native services and applications that you can easily incorporate into your overall IT estate. Learn how a consistent hybrid cloud approach can provide a common environment for app development and DevOps across on-premises and the cloud.

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