Microsoft Unveils the First Technical Preview of Azure Stack

The announcement is a continuity of its hybrid cloud strategy and the Microsoft Azure Stack which is consistent with its public cloud will enable the organizations to run Azure services from private data centers.

MS Azure  Microsoft announces the launch of the first technical preview of its Azure Stack which is a milestone of this leading cloud services providing company. The Azure Stack has the ability to help the enterprises to get Azure services right from their own data centers.

To meet their client’s business requirements Microsoft is bringing innovation to its cloud services and with the Azure Stack the customers will be able to acquire the services like Iaas and Paas on-premises on the enterprise level instead of hyper scale data center.

“Application developers can maximize their productivity using a ‘write once, deploy to Azure or Azure Stack’ approach.  Using APIs that are identical to Microsoft Azure, they can create applications based on open source or .NET technology that can easily run on-premises or in the public cloud. They can also leverage the rich Azure ecosystem to jump start their Azure Stack development efforts” wrote Mike Neil, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Cloud, Microsoft Corporation.

“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” he said.

To administer the difficulty, Microsoft thinks organizations have to use the cloud as a model but not as a place. This new model will make cuts across infrastructure, application and people, and needs a hybrid-cloud approach that will offer uniformity across private, public, and hosted clouds. To interpret this replica into actuality, clients require a reliable cloud platform that covers hybrid environments. The Microsoft is capable to deliver on this need in a way where the platform is established in hyper-scale public cloud and extended to hosted and private clouds.

With a sequence of Technical Previews, Microsoft will continue adding services and content such as OS images and Azure Resource Manager templates to assist clients begin taking benefit of Azure Stack.

On GitHub, Azure has 100s of such applications and components and as these services come to Azure Stack, users can take benefit of those as well. In this perspective, Microsoft is already considering the early enthusiasm from partners, especially open source partners, like Canonical, who are contributing authenticated Ubuntu Linux images that facilitate open source applications to work efficiently with Azure Stack environments.

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