Azure Stack

Build and run hybrid apps across data centres, edge locations, remote offices and the cloud

Extend Azure services and capabilities to your environment of choice – from the data centre to edge locations and remote offices – with Azure Stack. Build, deploy and run hybrid and edge computing apps consistently across your IT ecosystem, with flexibility for diverse workloads.

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Azure Stack Edge

Cloud-managed appliance

Run edge-computing workloads

Get rapid insights with an Azure-managed appliance using compute and hardware-accelerated machine learning at edge locations for your Internet of Things (IoT) and AI workloads.

Use Azure Stack Edge for:

  • Machine learning at the edge
  • Edge and IoT solutions
  • Network data transfer from edge to cloud

Azure Stack HCI PREVIEW

Hyper-converged infrastructure

Modernise your data centre

Refresh your virtualisation host using a hybrid and hyper-converged solution integrated with Azure.

Use Azure Stack HCI for:

  • Scalable virtualisation and storage
  • Modernising on-premises architecture
  • Remote branch offices
  • High-performance workloads

Azure Stack Hub

Cloud-native integrated system

Use cloud services on-premises

Run your own private, autonomous cloud – connected or disconnected with cloud-native apps using consistent Azure services on-premises.

Use Azure Stack Hub for:

  • Connected and disconnected scenarios
  • Data sovereignty
  • App modernisation

Azure Stack industries

Meet regulatory requirements

Streamline compliance with industry, government and company regulations by running cloud apps on-premises – and help keep your data, apps and identities secure.

Modernise financial apps

Increase the efficiency of your mission-critical apps with Azure services, containers, serverless and microservices architecture.

Get real-time intelligence

Help mitigate risks, make more informed business decisions and personalise the customer experience with machine learning models that yield real-time data and analysis.

Speed up cloud migration

Simplify your transition to the cloud and run cloud apps in an on-premises environment.

Use predictive vehicle maintenance

Reduce maintenance costs and overheads by anticipating vehicle issues and fixing them quickly with machine learning and IoT solutions at the edge.

Improve citizen services

Provide practical, predictive and efficient services for citizens by enhancing your on-premises app and database performance.

Meet compliance regulations

Adhere to specific data compliance, regulatory and policy requirements by using a common set of tools for building and managing data and apps.

Update and extend legacy apps

Take advantage of enhanced security, scalability and flexibility by extending legacy apps to the cloud – and improve the performance of on-premises apps that aren’t yet ready for the cloud.

Bring the cloud to your factory floor

Streamline your operations and increase your efficiency with a hybrid cloud environment that runs Azure services without needing to connect to the Internet.

Get immediate intelligence

Help ensure quality control and prevent damage on the production line by using cameras to monitor your goods for product defects in real time.

Avoid unscheduled downtime

Shift your operations from reactive to proactive by using predictive maintenance. Automate the detection of potential equipment failures by running intelligent hybrid apps where your data lives.

Improve employee safety

Identify hazardous situations before they happen by providing alerts to equipment operators.

Deliver unforgettable customer experiences

Increase customer satisfaction by using intelligent data to run your business more efficiently. Get deeper insights into footfall, dwell time and promotional placements at your physical shops.

Maximise on-shelf availability

Alert shop managers to rapidly dwindling items before they run out of stock by monitoring inventory with cameras and other in-store equipment.

Reduce shrinkage

Decrease inventory losses and other shrinkage by providing intelligence and insights into theft, ticket switching, return frauds and voids.

Enable pick-and-go shopping

Provide product SKUs, prices and other necessary data for pick-and-go retail checkout scenarios.

Run cloud services offline

Deliver critical cloud services to areas that are disconnected from the Internet, such as the upstream operations of oil and gas companies and the grid operations of power utilities.

Store, aggregate, model and analyse data

Process large volumes of data locally and get insights immediately, whether you’re doing seismic data modelling, wind power projection or grid consumption.

Reduce costly equipment failures

Monitor equipment, detect anomalies and send alerts about potential failures in wind farms, well sites, refineries and grid infrastructures using IoT devices and IoT Edge.

Identify and resolve on-site issues faster

Analyse video streams from hazardous and hard-to-reach areas such as rigs, oil tanks, pipelines and high voltage lines – and alert equipment operators and vendors to potential issues.

Optimise legacy apps and workloads

Smoothly transition your legacy apps and workloads to a cloud environment – and digitally transform your field operations.

Improve data analytics and records management

Locally aggregate, process and store medical records. Take advantage of intelligent, real-time analytics using AI in specialities such as digital pathology, medical imaging, and research and genomics.

Modernise legacy systems

Connect medical devices and apps to healthcare IT networks. Aggregate essential data within each device and help safeguard patients from equipment malfunctions by minimising data delays.

Update IT infrastructures and clinical environments

Improve emergency department wait times, operating room performance, bed utilisation and patient-flow bottlenecks by transitioning legacy infrastructures and IT environments to the cloud.

Read customer stories about Azure Stack

"I really want my engineers to focus on the value that differentiates us and build this on a platform stack, which is always up to date and leading edge."

Dr Peter Weckesser, Digital Transformation Officer, Airbus Defence and Space

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Airbus

"With Azure Stack and Azure, we have the flexibility to adapt to change, no matter where change comes from."

Dag Jørgensen, Chief Information Officer, KPMG Norway

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KPMG

"Now, there's really no limit to the kind of information systems we can deliver to our citizens."

Jonathan Cassar, Chief Technology Officer, Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA)

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Government of Malta

"With Azure Stack Hub, we are able to provide cloud systems and cloud services with all the benefits of automation and still be compliant within Norwegian legislation."

Haakon Agerup Jacobsen, Senior Project Manager, Tieto

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Tieto

"We clearly needed a hybrid solution, but we wanted to use the same tool set, administration, and training for both platforms. Only Microsoft checked all the boxes. That's why we chose Azure Stack HCI solutions."

Christopher Rivers, Director, Information Technology, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

"The on-premises nature of Azure Stack Edge and the Intel-based field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) make it really seamless for us to be able to integrate that device into part of our natural application."

T. Michael Thornton, Vice President R&D, Customer Solutions Business, Olympus

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Olympus

Azure Stack resources and documentation

Watch the webinar

Watch this webinar to learn how the Azure Stack portfolio helps you build, deploy and run hybrid and edge computing applications consistently across location boundaries to address your diverse workloads.

Azure Stack portfolio datasheet

Azure Stack is a portfolio of products that extend Azure services and capabilities to your environment of choice – from the data centre to edge locations and remote offices.

Cloud anywhere: Azure for hybrid, multicloud and edge environments

E-book exploring specific opportunities for implementing hybrid cloud infrastructure in your organisation.

Azure Hybrid: Flexibility at scale

How Microsoft Azure gives you flexibility across on-premises, multicloud and edge.

Learn more about Azure Stack