Microsoft hybrid cloud solution now with Azure Stack

Today’s Information Technology leaders are focused on moving existing workloads to the cloud.

Not every customer can take advantage of this, though. Decision makers who are properly equipped with the necessary information not only operate and maintain a company’s resource but also advocate for necessary changes and upgrades to organizational infrastructure.

Citing to this reason organizations are adopting cloud hosting IT infrastructure at multiple locations, including public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises. Quite often the issue of data security and privacy makes organizations hesitant to build new workloads on the cloud and integrate those with existing workloads.

Microsoft hybrid cloud solution now with Azure Stack

But what if the company wants to use public cloud resources in the private environment? The answer to this is a hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud is a combination of on-premises and local cloud resources. It is integration with one or more dedicated cloud/sand one or more public cloud/s.

A hybrid cloud model mixes and matches hardware, private cloud platforms and public cloud services to meet users’ unique requirements. The hybrid cloud offer resources for start-up businesses, small to medium-sized businesses, and larger enterprises to increase their operational efficiency, productivity and agility.

And now with Microsoft Azure Stack, you get to unlock innovation with hybrid cloud applications. Microsoft Azure Stack allows you to build and deploy hybrid applications anywhere. Cool right!

Not only Azure Stack provides operations to compute, storage, networking, and security services, as well as platform services, such as App Service and Functions, but also Azure services take dependencies on other services as they layer on top of each other. It runs services consistently across your environment to meet your business and technical requirements. Also, Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) delivery goes far beyond traditional virtualization.

Azure platform as a service (PaaS) capabilities brings hybrid deployment choice and portability to cloud applications. You pay only for resources you temporarily use. There is no need to purchase, program and maintain additional resources and equipment which could remain idle over long periods of time.


Hybrid cloud computing is a “best of all possible worlds” platform giving all the benefits of cloud computing i.e., flexibility, scalability and cost efficiencies with the lowest possible risk of data exposure. And with Microsoft Azure Stack you get hybrid cloud frameworks, such as Cloud Foundry, Project New Hybrid Stack, and OpenStack.

So if you are looking for strengthening your business with hybrid cloud- Microsoft Azure Stack is for you!

On-premise data storage was the only option before the introduction of cloud for most of the businesses. But now technology is boosting, and every organization wants to adapt “on-cloud” storage for their data.

So what should you choose- Azure or On-Premise?

Although On-premise solutions have their uses. It lets companies to retain complete control on the functionality and secure onsite application monitoring.

However, there are few drawbacks, that needs to be considered in On-premise:

  • Lack of Scalability: Frequent updates usually requires modifications in hardware and software. It is a slow and time taking process.
  • Security risk: Physical servers you take on ‘real-world’ risks including damage, destruction, natural disasters, fire, water damage or simply hardware ‘wear and tear’.
  • Expensive: On-premise systems have a large installation cost. Not only that, they also require separate infrastructure for backup and disaster recovery, which is again time and money consuming.
  • Staff requirement: An on-premise storage requires local server and their Local Area Network with IT administrator to manage it.

Now when we talk about cloud, Microsoft Azure has the option to go full cloud or have a hybrid cloud setup, with a gradual transition from on-premise to cloud.

Benefits of Microsoft Azure

  • Faster than On-premise solutions: With Azure, you can use the service of Azure Auto Scale, this allows to scale up and down automatically based on metrics.
  • Azure VM for productive and agile: This service OF Azure Virtual Machine lets you create your own customized virtual machine within minutes. Also, the ability to switch between Linux and Windows on the same machine brings more flexibility to the team.
  • Cheaper than On-Premises: Azure offers flexible expenditure- You pay according to your need a usage, you save on energy, space and cooling costs.
  • Security: Services like Azure Active Directory is a cloud-based directory and identity management service. This service keeps the business secure and only relevant user have the access to the most sensitive information.

So, would you choose Azure or On-Premise?

This is a big decision for businesses and can’t be taken lightly. Every business has different needs, you may also think that your current On-premise solution is working fine for you, so what is the need for the change?
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