Azure Stack HCI solutions

Run virtual machines on-premises and easily connect to Azure with a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution

Run edge computing workloads

Run VMs, containers and Azure services at edge locations for your new IoT, AI and business workloads, or migrate your existing workloads.

Azure Stack Edge

Cloud-managed appliance

Machine learning at the edge

Edge and IoT solutions

Network data transfer

Run virtualised applications on-premises

Run virtual machines (VMs) on hyperconverged systems and use Windows Admin Center to connect to Azure for cloud services.

Azure Stack HCI

Hyperconverged solutions

Scalable virtualisation and storage

Remote branch office

High-performance workloads

Use cloud services on-premises

Build and run cloud applications using consistent Azure services on-premises to meet regulatory or technical requirements.

Azure Stack Hub

Cloud-native integrative system

Disconnected scenarios

Data sovereignty

Application modernisation

What you can do with Azure Stack HCI solutions

Run workloads from branch office to edge

Meet the evolving IT demands of branch offices, retail shops and field locations. Deploy your container-built edge workloads and essential business applications in highly available virtual machines (VMs), and use Azure Monitor to get a global view of system health.

Support large-scale virtual desktop implementations

Use remote desktop services, highly available virtual machines and integrated scalable storage to support your large-scale virtual implementations. Connect virtual desktops to the Azure update management solution to control your enterprise virtual desktop infrastructure configuration in the cloud.

Get the benefits of virtualising Microsoft SQL Server

Deploy and manage high-performance, scalable SQL Server running on hyperconverged infrastructure. Run your applications with high availability and the flexibility of virtualisation while using Azure Backup and Azure Blob Storage to back up and restore your organisation’s data.

Apply trusted enterprise virtualisation

Use virtualisation-based security and certified hardware to help protect your security-sensitive workloads. Connecting this trusted infrastructure to Azure Security Center activates behavioural analytics and reporting to account for rapidly changing workloads and threats.

Scale-out storage

Combine unmatched storage and performance with validated hardware to centralise your organisation’s file shares. The Azure file sync feature keeps the flexibility, performance and compatibility of an on-premises file server while replacing an aging storage area network or aggregating files from multiple sources.

Why use a hyperconverged solution made for Azure?

  • Consolidate traditional virtual apps that must remain on-premises on industry-standard x86 servers with software-defined compute, storage and networking.
  • Achieve industry-leading virtual machine performance with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct technology with built-in support for non-volatile memory express (NVMe), persistent memory and remote direct memory access (RDMA) networking.*
  • Achieve high availability with built-in clustering and distributed software resiliency.
  • Help keep apps and data secure with shielded virtual machines, network micro-segmentation and native encryption for data at rest and in transit.
  • Manage with your choice of command-line automation or use Windows Admin Center.

*The new HCI industry record: 13.7 million IOPS with Windows Server 2019 and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory.

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Connect seamlessly to Azure for a hybrid solution

Easily start using the cloud for your hyperconverged infrastructure management with Azure integration built into the Windows Admin Center. You'll easily build cloud skills and integrate your on-premises workloads with:

Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup – Protect virtual machines and use the cloud for disaster recovery (HA/DR).

Cloud witness – Use Azure for cluster quorum in failover clustering.

Azure Monitor – Track what's happening across your applications, network and infrastructure using advanced analytics with AI.

Update Management – Manage your virtual machines running on Azure Stack HCI.

Use Microsoft-validated solutions

Get up and running quickly and reliably with validated Azure Stack HCI solutions that feature the same software-defined compute, storage and networking capabilities as Azure Stack, while meeting similar rigorous validation requirements.

Available from a range of hardware partners who offer solutions on industry-standard x86 hardware along with service and support.

Dell EMC
Hewlett Packard
NEC Solution Innovators
primeLine Solutions
Secure Guard
Thomas Krenn
Western Digital
Zstor Open Storage

How to buy Azure Stack HCI solutions

HCI hardware system

Buy a Microsoft-validated hardware system from your preferred hardware partner (from 2 to 16 nodes).

HCI software

Install Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition and Windows Admin Center using the Azure Stack HCI documentation.

Azure services

Option to use your Azure account to attach management and security services to virtual workloads.

Get started with Azure Stack HCI solutions

Azure Stack HCI catalogue