Microsoft Azure Stack, which unlocks new possibilities for hybrid cloud environments, now available for order

 |   Bill Briggs

Microsoft has delivered Azure Stack software to its hardware partners, and integrated systems are now ready for order from Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo. The first systems will begin shipping in September, it was announced at Microsoft Inspire, an annual event for thousands of Microsoft partners, taking place this week in Washington, D.C.

Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft Azure, offering a hybrid cloud platform from Azure datacenters to edge locations such as mineshafts, factory floors or cruise ships, writes Julia White, Microsoft corporate vice president of Azure, Hybrid Cloud, Enterprise Security and Management.

Also on Monday, pricing for Azure Stack’s pay-as-you-use and capacity-based models was announced, as was the availability of Azure Stack Development Kit (ASDK), a free, single-server deployment option.

“Our partners are excited about the new business opportunities opened up by our ‘One Azure Ecosystem’ approach, which helps them extend their Azure investments to Azure Stack, to unlock new possibilities for hybrid cloud environments,” Mike Neil, corporate vice president of Azure Infrastructure and Management, writes on the Microsoft Azure Blog.

Get more details on the Microsoft Inspire site.

Bill Briggs
Microsoft News Center Staff

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