Back in July, Microsoft announced that they have delivered the first release version of Azure Stack to its partners. As per the plan, Microsoft’s partners HPE, Lenovo and Dell EMC are now shipping their integrated systems with Azure Stack. Also, Fully managed solution from Avanade and Azure Stack integrated systems from Cisco are now available for order. Microsoft today announced that Wortmann is planning to bring terra integrated systems for Azure Stack by the end of this year.
Azure Stack is turning into an important advantage for Microsoft’s cloud platform over Amazon and Google. Also, Microsoft is the only major cloud provider that offers true hybrid cloud capabilities. Recently, Amazon recognized the need for hybrid cloud strategy and announced their partnership with VMWare. Microsoft dismissed this partnership with the following statement:
Hybrid is not taking the virtualization customers have historically done and putting it into someone else’s data center. That’s why the AWS and VMWare offer as hybrid fails to address the real reason hybrid cloud is attractive to customers – and customers are left with the complexity of two vendors, two platforms, two portals and so on.
As organizations are planning to build modern applications across cloud and on-premises environments without compromising on their business policies and regulatory requirements, they can use Azure Stack as an on-premises extension of Azure.
Along with Microsoft workloads such as Windows Server and SQL Server, ISVs are also extending their Azure applications and services to Azure Stack. Microsoft highlighted the list of validated offerings from Bitnami, Chef, Docker, Kemp Technologies, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux.
Learn more about this announcement here.