Azure Stack Hub
An extension of Azure bringing the agility and innovation of cloud computing to your on-premises environment
What is Azure Stack Hub?
Part of the Azure Stack portfolio, Azure Stack Hub broadens Azure to let you run apps in an on-premises environment and deliver Azure services in your data centre. As organisations race to digitally transform, many are finding they can move faster by using public cloud services to build on modern architectures and refresh legacy apps. Many workloads, however, must remain on-premises – for example, due to technological and regulatory obstacles. Microsoft has you covered with broad hybrid cloud options and cloud innovation for all your workloads, wherever they reside.
Your own autonomous cloud that you can run completely or partially disconnected from the Internet and the public cloud
Ability to use consistent tools, experiences and app models and easily transfer them between Azure and Azure Stack Hub
One Azure ecosystem giving you integrated systems from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC, Cisco, Lenovo and others
Edge applications and disconnected solutions
Address latency and connectivity requirements by processing data locally in Azure Stack Hub and then aggregating it in Azure for further analytics, with common app logic across both. You can even deploy Azure Stack Hub whilst disconnected from the Internet and from Azure.
Cloud apps that meet varied regulations
Develop and deploy apps in Azure whilst maintaining full flexibility to deploy on-premises to help meet regulatory or policy requirements. No code changes are needed. Help meet requirements for tasks such as global auditing, financial reporting, foreign exchange trading and online gaming.
A cloud app model that’s on-premises
Use Azure services, containers, serverless and microservice architectures to update and extend existing apps or build new ones. Use consistent DevOps processes across Azure in the cloud and Azure Stack Hub on-premises to quickly modernise your mission-critical apps.
Get help through our partner ecosystem
Our integrated systems partners, service providers and software marketplace partners are ready to help you extend Azure on-premises.
Work with the people and tools you already use for public cloud, such as hardware partners in your data centre, managed service providers, trusted system integrators and application software from the Azure Marketplace – wherever you need them.
Simplify deployment with Azure Stack Hub integrated systems
Optimise your applications by using integrated systems designed to deliver a consistent Azure experience. Get up and running quickly with purpose-built Azure Stack Hub integrated systems from one of our hardware partners.
Connect with technology and service partners
Get the help you need to run Azure Stack Hub or to create hybrid solutions that run on Azure Stack Hub.
Azure Marketplace software
Download select software and services from the marketplace to use with Azure Stack Hub.
Azure Stack Hub for developers
Bring the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments with Azure Stack Hub. Gain ﬂexibility and control by building modern applications across hybrid cloud environments using a consistent set of skills, services, tools and processes.Get the Azure Stack Hub Development Kit
Hybrid patterns and solutions
Explore guidelines and examples that you can re-use while implementing hybrid solutions. Boost productivity and meet business requirements more easily when building and deploying applications for cloud and on-premises environments.Explore patterns and solutions
Hybrid application design considerations
Get best practices for successfully designing, configuring, deploying and maintaining a hybrid application architecture spanning geography, security, Internet access and other considerations.Explore design considerations
Get started with these hybrid cloud solution architectures
Browse our hybrid cloud solution architecture templates and get started with DevOps in hybrid environments, AI at the edge, and hybrid app development.
See how customers are using Azure Stack Hub
Jens Ewelt, Head of Department for Azure Services, Volkswagen Financial Services
"With Azure Stack Hub, we can automatically scale out when necessary and react quickly to change in demand without having to overprovision servers."
Maqbool Al Wahaibi, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Data Park
"Azure Stack Hub helps elevate Oman's information and communications sector to a new level of international expertise."
John Foster, Head of Microsoft Platforms, BP
"With Azure, we can spin up a powerful virtual machine on demand and run applications for tens of dollars a day with no upfront procurement."
Eduardo Diaz, Computing Operations Manager, Bci
"Now that we're on Azure Stack Hub, we have more agile development processes that accelerate our product release cycles, which promotes better customer satisfaction."
Choose your purchasing path
A system you manage
- Typically on-premises.
- You control management and ops.
- Buy Azure Stack Hub from Microsoft.
- Buy hardware from the vendor.
- Call Microsoft for support.
A managed service
- Typically at the service provider site.
- Service is managed for you.
- Buy service from the service provider.
- Service includes hardware and software.
- Call the service provider for support.
Frequently asked questions about Azure Stack Hub
See available Azure services by region. Check again soon, because we continually add services.
Hardware for Azure Stack Hub is sold as part of integrated systems through our OEM partners. Integrated systems combine software, hardware, support and services in one turnkey solution.
The Azure Stack Hub Development Kit provides a single server instance to run validation of applications to be deployed on Azure Stack Hub, plan for Azure Stack Hub integrated system deployments and support training and learning. Learn more.
The Azure Stack family has expanded to ensure that our edge infrastructure fits seamlessly into our customers’ solutions. It now includes a portfolio of products consisting of Azure Stack HCI, Azure Stack Hub (previously Azure Stack) and Azure Stack Edge (previously Azure Data Box Edge).