“Azure Stack”| Since May 2015, Microsoft first announced it’s preview of Microsoft Azure Stack which happens to be Microsoft Hybrid cloud which would help organizations deploy Microsoft Azure version at their own data center. Later the idea seemed to be diminished as it was long time with not hot update on Azure Stack. But now you would be quiet amazed to know that Microsoft has pulled it’s strings and have finally released it’s hybrid cloud which they call Microsoft Azure Stack. In case you need to learn more about Azure Stack you can view this official link by Microsoft where you would get all information about Azure Stack.
You can go the link right now and get started with Azure Stack. But before that you need to know that when does the idea of hybrid cloud has become really important? Well it started with companies and financial institutions who loved the capability of Microsoft Azure but due to data residence issues they couldn’t choose Azure or any other cloud. Azure Stack specifically solves problem for those companies and institutes now as the can host Azure powered infrastructure at their own data center initially provided by vendors like, HP, Lenovo, Dell and more.
A question might come to your mind that if this is the case that same version of Azure is available on Stack and Azure so what’s actually the difference? Well it’s amount of data you can store and computing power you can have. As Microsoft happens to be pay as you go unlimited cloud service. Your data center would make that limited accordance with infrastructure you own. Pricing of Azure Stack would be different from normal Azure as it would be according to services you use or the Azure Stack hardware.
With release of Azure Stack Microsoft has stamped it’s mark in hybrid cloud which might give them edge over their competitors like Amazon and Google.