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Azure Stack HCI

Run virtual machines and containers on-premises with an Azure Arc–enabled infrastructure.

Unify resource management with a flexible cloud-connected architecture

Stay always up to date with the latest Azure security, performance, and capabilities with Azure Arc–enabled Azure Stack HCI. Discover, monitor, and manage the Azure Stack HCI hosts as well as the virtual machines (VMs) and containers running on them from within the Azure portal.

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Azure Stack HCI delivers simple and flexible cloud operations, performance for demanding workloads, and cost-effective scalable performance

Unify operations across your IT estate

Find out how flexible, hyperconverged infrastructure across hardware and software can help operationally transform your business.

Integration with Azure Kubernetes Service enabled by Azure Arc to run cloud-native apps on premises.

Small form factor Azure Stack HCI nodes for intelligent edge and remote- or branch-office solutions.

Performance-optimization for managing on-premises workloads.

Flexible, large scale VDI platform and support for Azure Virtual Desktop on premises.

Extend your business to the cloud with an Azure hybrid solution

Extend your business to the cloud and manage Azure Stack HCI hosts, virtual machines (VMs), and Azure resources side by side in the Azure portal. Monitor multiple clusters, manage extensions and Azure Policies, and use self-service VMs with Azure Arc–enabled nodes. Get regular and consistent feature and security updates and unified billing with your Azure Stack HCI subscription, using either your Premier or Azure support plan.

Meet regulatory and connectivity needs with flexibility

Azure Arc–enabled Azure Stack HCI helps you consolidate containers and virtualized workloads and gain cloud efficiencies when data needs to remain on premises for legal or privacy reasons. For compliance with end-of-life workloads, get Windows Server 2008/R2, SQL Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2012/R2, and SQL Server 2012 extended security updates at no extra cost when migrating to Azure Stack HCI.

Centralize management from the Azure portal

Deploy and manage workloads, including VMs and Kubernetes clusters from Azure through the Azure Arc resource bridge. Monitor, update, and secure your Azure Stack HCI infrastructure, including fleets of locations, directly from the Azure portal. Azure Stack HCI is also fully compatible with System Center 2022 to manage your on-premises environment, and offers familiar tools from a wide selection of partners within the enhanced ISV ecosystem.

Deploy with flexible options

Select the hardware solution that's best for your environment. Choose between fastest time to value with turnkey solutions from the premier solutions tier, a single purpose-built solution with pre-installed software from the integrated systems tier, or a broad range of hardware components from the validated nodes tier. There are more than 30 hardware partners offering solutions for Azure Stack HCI. Manage your Arc enabled hyperconverged infrastructure solution using Azure or familiar management tools and choose from a wide selection of utility software options within the enhanced ISV ecosystem. Explore deployment service offerings from Azure Stack HCI validated SI partners.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

Learn how to improve your business while helping improve the planet with Azure hybrid cloud solutions.

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Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

Trusted by companies of all sizes

“Our Azure Stack HCI deployment has delivered a savings of roughly £400,000 a year on power and cooling alone compared with the C7000 blades we were running.” 

Scott Robertson, Principal Enterprise Architect for Foundation Technology, Co-op Group

“Tapping into Azure, we now have a very Rolls Royce kind of system for a similar cost to what we were paying for the average family car.”

Gavin Lacey, Group Chief Operating Officer, CHPK Property and Construction Consultants



“We wanted to manage our whole environment with a single solution. That’s what we got with Azure Stack HCI—the flexibility to run workloads in the cloud or on-premises and decide at each moment where we want our resources.”

Marc Colman, IT Infrastructure Manager, Picanol Group



“Our applications are more performant with Azure Stack HCI. We’ve reduced processing times by 50 percent, and we no longer receive tickets relating to poor performance of our VDI environments.”

Francisco Castillo, Head of Infrastructure, SSP Group



“We’ve built a future-proof hybrid infrastructure. With Azure Arc–enabled Azure Stack HCI, we get centralized management and better, faster performance and redundancy, and our customers benefit from continuous availability.”

Hans Cobben, Infrastructure and Security Manager, Royal Mosa


“We’ve verified energy savings and reduced our carbon footprint since deploying Azure Stack HCI, which is not only a cost saving for our company—it’s important sustainability legislation that we must follow.”

Roland Reiter, Chief Information Officer, Franz Morat Group

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Frequently asked questions about Azure Stack HCI

  • The minimum is now one node, which is ideal for a remote office or branch office. The maximum is 16 nodes per single cluster.

  • You'll get extended security updates at no cost when you migrate your Windows Server 2008/R2, SQL Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2012/R2 and SQL Server 2012 workloads to Azure Stack HCI.

  • No, there are no virtualization rights included with the host subscription. Customers running Windows VMs on this hyperconverged infrastructure solution need to procure an appropriate license.

  • You'll find those solutions in the Azure Stack HCI catalog.

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