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Why Azure Stack?

Extend Azure on-premises and build innovative hybrid applications

Build modern applications across hybrid cloud environments

Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments. Only Azure Stack lets you deliver Azure services from your organization’s datacenter, while balancing the right amount of flexibility and control—for truly-consistent hybrid cloud deployments.

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Speed development with a consistent environment

Maximize productivity by empowering developers to build and deploy applications the same way, whether your apps run on Azure or Azure Stack.

  • One set of tools—Use the same application model, self-service portal, and APIs enabled by Azure Resource Manager.
  • Common DevOps—Experience continuous deployment and integration using Jenkins and Visual Studio Team Services, plus automation using Chef and Azure PowerShell DSC extensions.
  • Open source—Use a broad range of open source technologies including Java, Python, Node.js, PHP, Docker-integrated containers, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Cloud Foundry.

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Run Azure Stack services consistently across your environment

Meet your business and technical requirements with the right combination of cloud and on-premises deployments for your needs. Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) delivery goes far beyond traditional virtualization. Virtual Machine Scale Sets enable rapid deployments with true auto-scaling for modern workloads. Consistent Azure platform as a service (PaaS) capabilities bring hybrid deployment choice and portability to cloud applications. Run fully-managed PaaS, serverless computing, distributed microservices architectures, and container management on-premises.

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Simplify delivery with our integrated systems partners

Focus on optimizing your applications using integrated systems designed to deliver a consistent Azure experience. Get up and running quickly with purpose-built Azure Stack integrated systems from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC, Cisco, and Lenovo. Enjoy the continuous innovation of Azure through software updates delivered regularly. Plus, easily integrate Azure Stack with other solutions such as monitoring and identity services.

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