6 months ago, we welcomed in Azure Stack family Azure Stack HCI formerly known as Storage Spaces Direct, which brings to the company the modernization of their data center refresh and consolidate hardware and storage, and leverage Azure services, including Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup, using Windows Admin Center, it is one of the best Hyperconverged solution for medium and big deployment (Scalable – 2 to 16 Nodes).
The branch office (ROBO) and edge is focused on 2-node, resilient virtual and containerized applications, virtual desktop infrastructure to enable bring-your-own-device and protect corporate data, high-performance Microsoft SQL Server to provide optimized database operation in a virtual environment, trusted enterprise virtualization to leverage secure implementation guidance from hardware to OS, and scale-out storage to expand highly-available storage for remote storage implementations.
Since the azure stack Cloud Native Integrated System announcement in 2017 that brings the public Azure extension in the datacenters on premise, hybrid solutions powered by Azure Stack that can run connected to or disconnected from public cloud to improve IT agility, maximize efficiency, and enable new business scenarios, Application modernization, edge and disconnected solutions, Cloud Applications regulations, Cloud Application model on premises, and resolve problems like data sovereignty, Internet latency, Data proximity.
Last year Microsoft anounced the integration of Azure Stack with Azure Government cloud, which unlocks a wide range of hybrid cloud use cases for government customers. By connecting the tactical edge to Azure Government, the mission-critical cloud for U.S. government customers and their partners, federal, state, and local government agencies can now operate with full regulatory compliance and the most up-to-date edge capabilities.
*Recently Microsoft has been awarded the $10bn decade-long US Department of Defense JEDI IT supply contract that will see the nation’s military switch to the cloud.
Microsoft, working with partners like Dell EMC, is sharing new capabilities that continue to deliver the power of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge to government customers and their partners:
Dell EMC Tactical Microsoft Azure Stack in partnership with Tracewell Systems brings Azure-consistent cloud to operating environments where network connectivity is an issue or mobility and high portability are required, i.e. in remote and rugged circumstances. To learn more, please check out Dell EMC’s announcement.
Azure Stack Edge is an Azure managed appliance that brings the compute, storage, and intelligence of Azure to the edge. It is a first party Microsoft appliance, delivered to customers’ sites to run Azure services. Customers can use the Azure portal to order and provision Azure Stack Edge; Azure management tools are used for monitoring and running updates. With Azure Stack Edge, you get a consistent experience across cloud and edge for everything, from developer tools to access control to workload management.
Azure Stack will expand to include a portfolio of Azure Stack HCI (previously Storage Spaces Direct), Azure Stack Hub (previously Azure Stack), and Azure Stack Edge (previously Azure Data Box Edge).
So, if you want to modernize your IT, transform you application to become Native cloud, on premise or in the cloud in disconnected or connected scenario the Azure Family Portfolio is ready to help in your journey.