Microsoft Azure vs Microsoft Azure Stack


Microsoft now brings you a new platform to ensure your satisfaction, security and reliability known as Azure Stack. It is a hybrid cloud platform that lets you deliver Azure services from your organization’s data center. The idea of its designing is to help you in key scenarios, like meeting security and compliance requirements. Or where you need to access Azure resources without internet connectivity. Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments.


Microsoft operates Azure while only your company or service provider operates Azure Stack. In Azure, you can contact Microsoft for support but there is no such support in Azure Stack. Although, you can always visit Microsoft forum for help. Moreover, you can select any region you want to deploy Azure but Azure Stack Development Kit supports only one region. Also, Azure supports all latest versions whereas Azure Stack supports only specific versions.

Now you don’t need to worry about your data storage outside your organization. You can simply get azure stack and deploy it into your own data centers using your own hardware that meets the requirements of Azure Stack.

AreaAzureAzure Stack
Who operates it? MicrosoftYour company or service provider
Who do you Contact for support?MicrosoftThere is no official support offered through Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS). You have to visit Microsoft Forum.
Azure resource manager end point
Portal URL*
RegionYou can select which region you want to deploy toFor the development kit, region will always be local as the development kit supports only one region.
Resource groupsA resource group can span regions.For the development kit, there is only one region
Supported namespaces, resource types, and API versionsThe latest (or earlier versions that are not yet deprecated).Azure Stack supports specific versions