Microsoft Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, which brings the Azure Services to your datacenter. This revolutionary product from Microsoft is a true hybrid cloud product which allows you to deploy Azure services across both public Azure and your own local Azure environments. During Microsoft Inspire event, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Stack and the road map.
Azure Stack Integrated Systems
Azure Stack production release is delivered as a multi-server integrated system. DELL EMC, HPE & LENOVO are the incumbent OEM partners for Azure Stack who will be shipping the hardware for Azure Stack in September 2017. CISCO & HUAWEI will join the OEM programme in 2018.
Azure Stack Development Kit (ASDK)
Previously known as technical previews, ASDK allows you to test Azure Stack in a single-server deployment using your own hardware. This is useful to build and validate your workloads for production use in Azure Stack or for Proof-of-Concept scenarios.
I have listed some key resources that is available to you to learn and embrace Azure Stack momentum.
- Azure Stack Documentation
- Azure Stack Datasheet
- Azure Stack Whitepaper v2
- Azure Stack Partners
- Azure Stack Packaging & Pricing
- The Azure Stack Channel
MVPs Kerrier Meyler, Jacob Svendsen, Steve Buchanan, Mark Scholman and myself have been working on a book on Microsoft Hybrid Cloud, which will take you through the journey of mastering the required skills to manage Azure Stack. The book is expected to be released in Q4 2017 and you can pre-order your copy via Amazon using this link.