Posted by: kurtsh | March 9, 2016

BETA: Azure Stack Technical Preview

If you’re looking to stand up not just a Virtual Machine farm, but a REAL Private Cloud driven by elasticity & self-service, check out Microsoft’s new Azure Stack.

imageThe first Technical Preview of Microsoft Azure Stack, the only hybrid cloud platform that is consistent with a leading public cloud, is live today. Born from Azure, Azure Stack helps organizations deliver Azure services from their own datacenters.

With Azure Stack, organizations can embrace hybrid cloud computing on their terms by helping them address business and technical considerations like regulation, data sovereignty, customization and latency. Azure Stack enables that by giving businesses the freedom to decide where applications and workloads reside without being constrained by technology.

“Just like Azure, Azure Stack is a comprehensive platform for hosting modern business applications.  Azure and Azure Stack have a standardized architecture, including the same portal, a unified application model, and common DevOps tools,”  wrote Microsoft’s Mike Neil, Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Cloud. “The application model is based on Azure Resource Manager, which enables developers to take the same declarative approach to applications, regardless of whether they run on Azure or Azure Stack. Tooling-wise, developers can use Visual Studio, PowerShell, as well as other open-source DevOps tools thereby enabling the same end user experiences as in Azure.”

Here’s an early look at Azure Stack from Jeffery Snover, father of Powershell:

An early look at Azure Stack and what it means for IT, with Jeffrey Snover

Read more of the announcement here:

Visit the Azure Stack web site here:


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