Azure Arc

Bring Azure services and management to any infrastructure

Introducing Azure Arc

For customers who want to simplify complex and distributed environments across on-premises, edge and multicloud, Azure Arc enables deployment of Azure services anywhere and extends Azure management to any infrastructure.

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Azure Arc use cases

Organise and govern across environments

Get sprawling Windows Servers, Linux Servers and Kubernetes clusters under control by centrally organising and governing from Azure across clouds, data centres and edge.

At scale Kubernetes App management

Deploy and manage Kubernetes applications with GitHub and Azure Policy. Ensure that applications are deployed and configured from source control consistently at scale.

Run Azure data services anywhere

Get latest innovation, cloud automation and elastic scale, and unified management for data workloads running across hybrid infrastructure. Ensure consistency in data governance, security and manage costs efficiently.

Run Azure services anywhere

  • Always current with the latest innovation from Azure
  • Elastic scale based on capacity with the ability to deploy in seconds
  • Support both disconnected and connected use cases

Take a look at Azure Arc-enabled data services

Extend Azure management across your environments

  • Organise resources such as Windows and Linux Servers, Kubernetes clusters and Azure services
  • Manage and govern resources at scale with powerful scripting, tools, Azure portal and API, and Azure Lighthouse
  • Deploy and manage Kubernetes container-based applications

Adopt cloud practices on premises

  • Easily adopt DevOps techniques such as infrastructure as code
  • Empower developers with self-service and choice of tools complemented by central IT governance and guidance
  • Standardise change control with declarative configuration management systems such as GitOps

Implement Azure security anywhere

  • Access unique Azure security capabilities such as Azure threat detection
  • Centrally manage access and security policies for resources with role-based access control
  • Enforce compliance and simplify audit reporting

Azure Arc is in preview

This allows us to learn from our customers and evolve our service to provide the best experience. At this time, there is no cost to use this service.

A single operations and control plane for any resource anywhere

  • Asset organisation and inventory through a variety of Azure scopes, such as Management groups, Subscriptions and Resource Groups.
  • Tag resources for custom organisation
  • Quickly search your global portfolio with Azure Resource Graph
  • Apply and enforce policies and view compliance for any infrastructure anywhere.
  • Standardised role-based access control across systems and different types of resources.
  • Delegate remediation of incidents and problems to service teams without IT intervention.
  • Integrated with GitHub, Azure Monitor, Azure Update and more.
  • Developer tooling agnostic – Use the tools you want.
  • Common templating for automating configuration and infrastructure as code for repeatable deployments.

A unified and consistent view of your assets wherever they are through:

  • Azure Portal
  • API
  • SDK
  • CLI
  • PowerShell

Flexible

  • Works for both Linux and Windows
  • Works with both virtual machines, bare-metal servers and other clouds
  • Domain agnostic – works across multiple domains at the same time

Management

  • At-scale searchable inventory
  • Same server management experience across environments
  • Consistent VM extensions for agent management
  • Free access to SQL Server Assessment

Governance and security

  • Built-in policies for servers available in Azure
  • Server security baselines
  • Easily view and search for out-of-compliance servers across environments
  • Advanced data security

Role-based

  • Central IT at scale operations
  • Workload owners manage based on their access
  • Integrated with Azure Lighthouse for MSPs
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Connect

  • Integrated with Azure Lighthouse for MSPs
  • Inventory, organise and tag clusters in Azure

Configure

  • Deploy apps and configuration to one or many clusters
  • Remain consistent at scale with policy-based deployment

Operate

  • Single pane of glass for logs and metrics with Azure Monitor
  • Enforce run-time conformance and audit resources with Azure Policy

Govern

  • End-to-end identity with Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Policy provides at a glance compliance

Getting started

Start with the Azure Arc public preview for Windows Server, Linux and Kubernetes clusters.

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