What is Azure Stack?
An extension of Azure to consistently run hybrid applications on-premises
- Address latency and connectivity requirements for edge and disconnected solutions
- Develop applications once and deploy in Azure or on-premises to meet regulatory and policy requirements
- Update and extend legacy applications with modern Azure services on-premises
Drive innovation anywhere
Extend Azure services and capabilities on-premises. Azure Stack lets you build, deploy, and operate hybrid cloud applications consistently across Azure and Azure Stack. It’s sold as an integrated system of software and validated hardware.
Edge and disconnected solutions
Address latency and connectivity requirements by processing data locally in Azure Stack and then aggregating in Azure for further analytics, sharing common application logic across both. This scenario brings together the best of edge computing and cloud computing to unlock never-before-possible business value. From factory floors to cruise fleets to remote sites, Azure Stack customers are harnessing the power of our truly-consistent hybrid cloud technology to enable aggregated analytics and decision making.
Cloud applications that meet varied regulatory requirements
In global deployment contexts, sometimes you need to host different instances of the same application to Azure or Microsoft Azure Stack, depending on your business and technical needs. Develop and deploy applications in Azure, with full flexibility to deploy on-premises using Azure Stack to meet your specific regulatory or policy requirements—without changing any code.
Cloud application model on-premises
Apply Azure web services, containers, serverless computing, and microservices architectures to update and extend your legacy applications with Azure Stack, while using a consistent DevOps process in both cloud and on-premises deployments. Across mainframe and core business process applications, use Azure and Azure Stack for a hybrid cloud environment that meets your changing needs.
"Between Azure and Azure Stack, we envision a hybrid cloud model which gets us the flexibility to deploy and manage our global applications seamlessly, based on regulations and business policies."
"As one of the early adopters, we’re actively testing a Microsoft Azure Stack integrated system to ensure that our mission-critical applications will run smoothly. Our goal is to leverage the capabilities of Azure and Azure Stack to provide hybrid cloud services for various business applications across the Mitsui group."
"Azure Stack will provide us with the agility of public cloud, but deployed internally in our organization. It will enable the IT organization to provide quicker deployment and provisioning of services, supporting fast and dynamic business needs."
"We have a strong need to be agile as we deliver a next-generation banking architecture to our business. Azure and Azure Stack deliver consistent services across hybrid environments, which enables us to implement a DevOps model with a focus on automation, experimentation, and ultimately faster application releases."