Software major Microsoft today announced the technical preview of Azure Stack, a hybrid cloud platform — aimed at receiving feedback from developers.
Azure Stack assists enterprises to deliver Azure services from their own datacenter. Microsoft said this model requires a hybrid cloud approach that provides consistency across private, hosted, and public clouds.
Azure Stack brings innovation including IaaS and PaaS services from hyper-scale datacenters to on-premises, enterprise-scale environments to meet customers’ business requirements. A hybrid cloud platform provides customers access to the rich Azure ecosystem, empowering developers, IT and organizations to do more.
Application developers can maximize their productivity using a ‘write once, deploy to Azure or Azure Stack’ approach.
IT professionals can transform on-premises datacenter resources into Azure IaaS/PaaS services while maintaining oversight using the same management and automation tools that Microsoft uses to operate Azure.
Organizations can embrace hybrid cloud computing on their terms by helping them address business and technical considerations like regulation, data sovereignty, customization and latency.
Microsoft will add services and content such as OS images and Azure Resource Manager templates to help customers start taking advantage of Azure Stack.