Unify resource management with a flexible cloud-connected architecture
Stay always up to date with the latest Azure security, performance, and capabilities with Azure Arc–enabled Azure Stack HCI. Discover, monitor, and manage the Azure Stack HCI hosts as well as the virtual machines (VMs) and containers running on them from within the Azure portal.
Unify operations across your IT estate
Find out how flexible, hyperconverged infrastructure across hardware and software can help operationally transform your business.
Integration with Azure Kubernetes Service enabled by Azure Arc to run cloud-native apps on premises.
Small form factor Azure Stack HCI nodes for intelligent edge and remote- or branch-office solutions.
Performance-optimization for managing on-premises workloads.
Flexible, large scale VDI platform and support for Azure Virtual Desktop on premises.
Extend your business to the cloud with an Azure hybrid solution
Extend your business to the cloud and manage Azure Stack HCI hosts, virtual machines (VMs), and Azure resources side by side in the Azure portal. Monitor multiple clusters, manage extensions and Azure Policies, and use self-service VMs with Azure Arc–enabled nodes. Get regular and consistent feature and security updates and unified billing with your Azure Stack HCI subscription, using either your Premier or Azure support plan.
Meet regulatory and connectivity needs with flexibility
Azure Arc–enabled Azure Stack HCI helps you consolidate containers and virtualized workloads and gain cloud efficiencies when data needs to remain on premises for legal or privacy reasons. For compliance with end-of-life workloads, get Windows Server 2008/R2, SQL Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2012/R2, and SQL Server 2012 extended security updates at no extra cost when migrating to Azure Stack HCI.
Centralize management from the Azure portal
Deploy and manage workloads, including VMs and Kubernetes clusters from Azure through the Azure Arc resource bridge. Monitor, update, and secure your Azure Stack HCI infrastructure, including fleets of locations, directly from the Azure portal. Azure Stack HCI is also fully compatible with System Center 2022 to manage your on-premises environment, and offers familiar tools from a wide selection of partners within the enhanced ISV ecosystem.
Deploy with flexible options
Select the hardware solution that's best for your environment. Choose between fastest time to value with turnkey solutions from the premier solutions tier, a single purpose-built solution with pre-installed software from the integrated systems tier, or a broad range of hardware components from the validated nodes tier. There are more than 30 hardware partners offering solutions for Azure Stack HCI. Manage your Arc enabled hyperconverged infrastructure solution using Azure or familiar management tools and choose from a wide selection of utility software options within the enhanced ISV ecosystem. Explore deployment service offerings from Azure Stack HCI validated SI partners.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Flexible pricing and use cases with zero cost
Purchase an Azure subscription and activate only the cores you need for your hyperconverged infrastructure deployment ($10 per physical core, per month). For Windows Server Datacenter, customers with Software Assurance get Azure Stack HCI at no additional cost.
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Discover validated HCI solutions for Azure Arc–enabled Azure Stack HCI
Get up and running quickly and reliably with validated Azure Stack HCI solutions including integrated systems and validated node solutions. A premier solutions category now offers turnkey Azure Stack HCI solutions with fastest time to value. Azure Stack HCI solutions are available from a range of hardware partners with offerings on industry-standard x86 hardware including service and support. Explore a wide variety of hardware solutions from select partners to reduce your acquisition costs. Take advantage of the Microsoft ISV ecosystem to maximize the value of your hyperconverged infrastructure solution, and simplify planning with the Azure Stack HCI sizer tool.
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Frequently asked questions about Azure Stack HCI
The minimum is now one node, which is ideal for a remote office or branch office. The maximum is 16 nodes per single cluster.
You'll get extended security updates at no cost when you migrate your Windows Server 2008/R2, SQL Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2012/R2 and SQL Server 2012 workloads to Azure Stack HCI.
No, there are no virtualization rights included with the host subscription. Customers running Windows VMs on this hyperconverged infrastructure solution need to procure an appropriate license.