At Inspire 2017, Microsoft has announced that it has delivered Azure Stack software to its hardware partners, enabling it to begin the certification process for integrated systems, with the first systems to begin shipping in September. Integrated systems are now available to order from Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo. Microsoft has also released the pricing for the pay-as-you-use and capacity-based models, which can be found here.
The Azure Stack Development Kit (ASDK), the free single-server deployment option for trial purposes, has also been made available for web download today. This can be used to build and validate applications for integrated systems deployments.
Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, enabling a consistent hybrid cloud platform. Consistency removes hybrid cloud complexity, which helps users to maximise investments across cloud and on-premises environments. Consistency also enables users to build and deploy applications using the exact same approach – the same APIs, same DevOps tools and same portal – leading to increased developer productivity.
Find out more about what Azure Stack can do here.