Azure Stack Edge

A portfolio of devices that bring the compute, storage and intelligence to the edge right where data is created

Purpose-built hardware-as-a-service with Azure Stack Edge

Run your workloads and get quick actionable insights right at the edge where data is created using purpose-built hardware-as-a-service with Azure Stack Edge.

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With easy ordering and fulfilment, you can manage your device from the cloud with standard Azure management tools

With Azure loT Edge, you can deploy and manage containers from loT Hub and integrate with Azure loT solutions at the edge with rugged options using Kubernetes with multi-node and virtual machine support

Bring hardware acceleration to a diverse set of Machine Learning workloads with NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPU and Intel VPU

Keep a local cache of your Azure Storage account, utilising the storage gateway to automatically upload

Get started easily with hardware-as-a-service and a seamless cloud-to-edge experience

Simply order your appliance from the Azure portal in a hardware-as-a-service model, paid monthly via your Azure subscription.

Get a seamless cloud-to-edge experience where you configure, monitor and update your Azure Stack Edge with the same management portal and development tools that you’ve come to expect from Azure.

Run your applications at the edge close to the data

Run your containerised applications and VMs right at the edge where data is created and collected. Analyse, transform and filter data at the edge, sending only the data you need to the cloud for further processing or storage.

Analyse your data for quick, actionable insights with hardware-accelerated AI/ML

Build and train Machine Learning models in Azure or use Azure Cognitive service, and then utilise the built-in NVIDIA T4 GPU or Intel VPU in the Mini R to accelerate the results locally. Upload the full dataset or a subset to the cloud to retrain your models and make your edge devices even smarter.

Transfer data efficiently and easily between the cloud and edge

Azure Stack Edge acts as a cloud storage gateway and enables eyes-off data transfers to Azure, while retaining local access to files. With its local cache capability and bandwidth throttling to limit usage during peak business hours, Azure Stack Edge can be used to optimise your data transfers to Azure and back.

Choose the device best suited for the job

Azure Stack Edge Pro Series

Enterprise scale and performance for your edge workloads

Pro

1U rack-mountable appliance, optimised for conditions inside a data centre or branch location.

Available options: 1-2 NVIDIA T4 GPUs or 1 Intel FPGA

Pro R

Ruggedised data centre-grade power with a built-in NVIDIA T4 GPU, in a transportable case for remote locations.

Available options: With or without uninterruptable power supply (UPS)

Azure Stack Edge Mini Series

Designed for edge processing on the go

Mini R

Ruggedised, battery-operated device small enough to fit into a rucksack designed for harsh environments and disconnected scenarios. Includes a built-in Intel VPU for edge processing.

Use cases

Machine Learning at the edge

Azure Stack Edge helps you to address latency or connectivity issues by processing data close to the source. Run Machine Learning models at locations right at the edge. Transfer the data set you need, whether it’s a full data set or a subset, to Azure to retrain and continue to improve your model.

Internet of Things

Process, sort and analyse your IoT or data centre data to determine what you can act on right away, what you need to keep and store in the cloud, and what you don’t.

Network data transfer from the edge to the cloud

Easily and quickly transfer data to Azure for further compute or archival purposes or to expedite your cloud migration. Return the appliance to Microsoft when you’ve finished.

Edge and remote site compute

Run applications at remote locations to speed transactions and address bandwidth constraints. Local applications can still work when your connectivity to cloud is limited.

Regulatory compliance

Make sure the data you’re sending back to the cloud doesn’t violate any compliance regulations by using ML models to help alert you to potentially sensitive data and take action locally.

Azure Stack Edge and Azure AI helping to stop animal trafficking

Take a look at how Azure Stack Edge for AI and machine learning workloads are being piloted, combining a 3D scanner with Azure AI models to prevent illegal wildlife trafficking at London Heathrow Airport.

See how customers are using Azure Stack Edge

"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
Olympus

"I think an improvement of this magnitude comes roughly every 20, 30 years."

Cengiz Balkas, SVP & General Manager, Wolfspeed
Wolfspeed

AI in edge appliances promotes Autonomous Vessel in the maritime industry

JRCS

Azure Stack Edge pricing

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees
  • Pay only for what you use

Get started with Azure Stack Edge

Get instant access and a $200 credit by signing up for a free Azure account.

Order your appliance through the Azure portal.

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