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Azure Arc

Unify on-premises, hybrid, and multicloud infrastructure

Central management for hybrid and multicloud resources

Azure Arc offers simplified management, faster app development, and consistent Azure services. Easily organize, govern, and secure Windows and Linux servers, SQL Server, and Kubernetes clusters across datacenters, the edge, and multicloud environments in Azure. Architect, design, and build cloud-native apps anywhere without sacrificing central visibility and control. Get Azure innovation and cloud benefits by deploying consistent Azure applications, machine learning, and data services on any infrastructure.

See what customers are doing with Azure Arc

"Azure Arc, with a Kubernetes based deployment, allows us to leverage our existing infrastructure and our investments on-premises to manage and automate database deployments."

Vinh Tran, Head of Cloud Engineering, RBC

"Azure Arc gives us the ability to deploy applications in a customer-preferred cloud while allowing us to have a consistent way to monitor, deploy, and operate our use cases. This massively increases our customer base by removing previous limitations."

Paulo Tornaghi, Technology and Architecture lead, Nokia

"We have deployed Azure Arc in 700 servers, but we plan before the end of the year to reach, if not all, 95% of our infrastructure, which is based in Windows and Linux. That would be around 5,000 servers."

Inigo Martinez, Director of Technology and Systems, Prosegur

"Our solution, powered by Azure Arc, is unique because it gives us the possibility to have a unified management framework layer and automates all kinds of IT operational tasks regardless of location."

Dennis de Roo, Chief Technology Officer, ASAPCLOUD

"With Azure Arc, we can help our customers grow and expand across the continent, creating more jobs and economic opportunities along the way."

Calvin Karundu, Software Engineer, Africa’s Talking

"Azure Arc is the key technology we use to deliver software as a service to the edge within our customers' local on-premises networks."

Thomas Gossler, Chief Architect for Teamplay, Siemens Healthineers

Gain central visibility, operations, and compliance

Build cloud-native apps anywhere, at scale

  • Bring DevOps practices anywhere and build iteratively.
  • Get up and running immediately with your existing tools and practices including GitHub, Terraform, and Visual Studio.
  • Reduce errors with consistent policy-driven app deployment and cluster operations at scale from source control and templates.
  • Write to the same application service APIs that can run consistently on premises, across multiple clouds, and in edge environments using Kubernetes.
  • Save time and reduce admin tasks by using purpose-built Azure application and data services in your architecture.

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Run Azure services anywhere

Azure Arc use cases

Control sprawling IT assets

Easily organize, govern, and secure Windows and Linux servers, SQL Server, and Kubernetes clusters across datacenters, the edge, and multicloud environments. Use Azure tools like Azure Policy and Azure Resource Graph with both traditional and cloud workloads.

Ensure consistent deployments and configuration

Deploy and manage Kubernetes applications with GitHub and Azure Policy. Ensure that applications and clusters are consistently deployed and configured at scale from source control.

Meet regulatory and data sovereignty requirements

Automate and enforce policies to meet data governance and security requirements, and manage costs efficiently. Get the latest cloud innovation and automation, elastic scale, and unified management for data workloads that are running across hybrid infrastructure.

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Unified security across hybrid and multicloud

  • Improve your security posture management across all your resources wherever they are with Azure Security Center.
  • Take advantage of advanced threat protection capabilities for your on-premises, multicloud or edge resources through Azure Defender.
  • Bring the first cloud native SIEM to all your resources by using Azure Sentinel through Azure Arc.

Azure Arc pricing

Azure Arc is offered at no additional cost when managing Azure Arc–enabled servers and Azure Arc–enabled Kubernetes. Add-on Azure management services are charged for Azure Arc–enabled servers and Azure Arc–enabled Kubernetes. Azure Arc–enabled SQL Managed Instance is in general availability; additional data and application services are in preview and currently offered at no additional cost. See the Azure Arc pricing page for details.

Azure Arc partners

Choose from a growing number of partners to help you build and manage hybrid and multicloud applications.

Azure Arc–enabled infrastructure

Flexibility

  • Works for both Linux and Windows
  • Works with virtual machines (VMs), bare-metal servers, and other clouds
  • Domain-agnostic—works across multiple domains at the same time

Management

  • Searchable inventory at scale
  • Same server management experience across environments
  • Consistent VM Extensions for agent management

Governance and security

  • Built-in Azure policies for servers
  • Server security baselines
  • Ability to view and search for noncompliant servers across environments
  • Advanced data security

Role-based access control

  • Central IT–based, at-scale operations
  • Management by workload owner, based on access privileges
  • Integrated with Azure Lighthouse for managed service providers

Flexibility

  • Container platform of your choice
  • Out-of-the-box support for most CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation)–certified Kubernetes
  • Use across dev, test, and production Kubernetes clusters in your environment

Management

  • Inventory, organize, and tag Kubernetes clusters
  • Deploy apps and configuration as code using GitOps
  • Monitor and Manage at scale with policy-based deployment

Governance and security

  • Built-in Kubernetes Gatekeeper policies
  • Apply consistent security configuration at scale
  • Consistent cluster extensions for Azure monitoring, governance, security services, and more

Role-based access control

  • Central IT-based at-scale operations
  • Management by workload owner based on access privileges

Azure hybrid by design

Extend your datacenter to the cloud and manage Azure Stack HCI hosts, VMs, and Azure resources side by side in the Azure portal.

Enterprise scale and great price-performance

Modernize your infrastructure of aging servers and storage, consolidate virtualized workloads, and gain cloud efficiencies on premises.

Familiar management and operations

Simplify your operations by using an easy-to-manage solution that works with your environment and popular external solutions.

Deployment flexibility

Select the deployment scenario that's best for your environment, such as an appliance-like experience, a validated node solution from one of more than 20 hardware partners, or repurposed hardware.

Azure consistent Kubernetes

Deploy and manage containerized apps with consistent Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on Azure Stack HCI. Build and run new or modernize existing Windows apps where you need them with built-in security and familiar tools.

Azure Arc–enabled services

Azure App Service

Quickly build, deploy, and manage web apps and APIs in any environment

Azure Functions

Build event-driven apps with built-in bindings and deploy the same code anywhere

Azure Logic Apps

Connect apps, data, and devices anywhere

Azure API Management

Manage APIs across all environments

Azure Event Grid

Manage routing of all events from any source to any destination

Learn more about Azure Arc–enabled application services

Azure SQL enabled by Azure Arc

Run Azure SQL on-premises and in multicloud environments.

PostgreSQL Hyperscale enabled by Azure Arc (in preview)

Deploy on any Kubernetes distribution and on any cloud.

Learn more about Azure Arc-enabled data services

Azure Machine Learning—training (in preview)

Train machine learning models and get reliability with service-level objectives.

Azure Machine Learning—inferencing (in preview)

Deploy trained models using Azure Arc–enabled machine learning.

Learn more about Azure Machine Learning

Azure Arc updates, blogs, and announcements

Frequently asked questions about Azure Arc

  • Azure Arc is a software solution that enables you to project your on-premises and multicloud resources, such as virtual or physical servers and Kubernetes clusters, into Azure Resource Manager. With Azure Arc’s hybrid and multicloud solutions you manage your resources as if they’re running in Azure, using a single pane of glass to manage your entire data estate. Azure Stack is a hardware solution that enables you to run an Azure environment on premises.
  • Read the documentation and how-to guides.
  • Azure Arc supports servers running anywhere—on premises and in any cloud. These include Windows and Linux, physical and virtual, domain-joined, and nondomain-joined servers. See a list of supported Windows versions and Linux distributions. Learn more about Azure Arc–enabled servers.
  • See a list of supported Kubernetes distributions.
  • Azure Arc–enabled Kubernetes delivers configuration management and application deployment from Azure using GitOps. Take a tutorial.

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