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 Azure Stack HCI

Deploy and manage virtual machines and containers at the edge with cloud-native HCI infrastructure.
Simplify operations with a modern cloud-connected hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution.

 Extend cloud capabilities to the edge 

  • Deploy cloud-native apps wherever you need them with distributed hybrid infrastructure.
  • Run any applications, virtual machines, or container-based workloads anywhere with a consistent Azure experience. 
  • Choose right-sized turnkey, node, and integrated solutions from Microsoft and partners including Dell, HP, and Lenovo.
  • Securely store and process customer data at the edge to stay compliant with HIPAA, FedRAMP, and other regulations.

See what you can do with Azure Stack HCI

Central management and visibility

Monitor, update, and secure Azure Stack HCI infrastructure, including fleets of locations, directly from the Azure portal.

Continuous deployment

Deploy and manage container-based apps anywhere and simplify operations with Azure Kubernetes Service for Azure Stack HCI.

Support for diverse workloads

Run containerized, cloud-native, and virtualized workloads—including Azure Virtual Desktop—side by side on premises.

GPU partitioning

Share a GPU device with multiple virtual machines to reduce total cost of ownership and simplify AI deployment at the edge.

 Simple workload migration

Reduce complexity and cost by extending the functionality of Azure Migrate to move workloads to Azure Stack HCI.

Sustainability improvements

Drive sustainability for IT operations with Azure hybrid solutions to reduce power and space requirements.

Built-in security and compliance  

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Azure Stack HCI pricing

Purchase an Azure subscription and activate only the cores you need for your hyperconverged infrastructure deployment (USD$10 per physical core, per month). Windows Server Datacenter customers with Software Assurance can get Azure Stack HCI at no additional cost with Azure Hybrid Benefit.  
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  • 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 hybrid solutions in the Azure Stack HCI catalog.
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 Start with USD$200 Azure credit
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