Azure Stack is an extension of Azure that provides a way to run apps in an on-premises environment and deliver Azure services in your data center. However, the platform runs Microsoft’s Hyper-V, Windows and Microsoft networking and storage. Yes, Azure provides a rich platform for developers to build modern apps in which some cloud-based apps face obstacles like latency, intermittent. Also, Azure Stack hub unlock new hybrid cloud use cases for both customer-facing and internal line of business apps.
Azure Stack is built on industry-standard hardware and is managed using the same tools you already use for managing Azure subscriptions. Also, you can apply consistent DevOps processes whether you are connected to Azure or not. However, the platform allows you to provide Azure services at the edge for remote locations or intermittent connectivity, disconnected from the internet. The platform also allows you to create Hybrid solutions that process data locally in the Hub. And then aggregate it in Azure for additional processing and analytics with specific Regulatory or policy requirements.
What services are available in Azure Stack?
Microsoft Azure Stack Hub is a hybrid cloud platform that lets you deliver services from your data center which the services include Virtual Machines (VMs). Also, SQL Server databases, SharePoint, Exchange, and Even Azure Marketplace items. Also, the platform is a service provider you can offer services to your tenants within a business or Government agency which services are also available to your employers.
The platform also offers Infrastructure as a Service (laaS). These services enable your users to build an on-demand computing infrastructure and provisioned managed from the user portal. Also, you can deploy Platform as a service (PaaS) services for the platform from Microsoft. This service offers various services that you can deliver which include App Server, SQL Server, MySQL server.
What is the difference between the two Azure?
You can build an app on Azure Stack and then deploy it to the other or your Azure hybrid cloud. However, the Azure technical documentation content assumes that apps are being active for an Azure service. Azure is own by Microsoft and could be of support with Azure Stack is a service provider. You need to contact your azure stack operator for support.
Azure stack gives a hybrid cloud platform that enables you to use the services from the service provider server. However, the platform also serves as Microsoft’s proprietary answer to the open-source OpenStack. The cloud computing platform with the platform enables the enterprise to keep Workloads. On-premises or move them to the Azure public cloud as needed.