August 3

Microsoft Azure Stack


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Microsoft now brings you a new platform known as Microsoft Azure Stack. It allows you to run Azure Services from your own Datacenter, ensuring security and reliability. 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. Microsoft Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments.

Why Should You Use Microsoft Azure Stack?

The first question that comes into mind after getting to know Microsoft Azure Stack is, why should you run Azure Cloud Services in your on-premises data center? Why not directly use Azure Cloud (Public)? This is due to the fact, that it is commonly thought that the only reason to move on cloud is to offload your on-premises data center workload to the public cloud. But there are other reasons as well, some businesses do not want to move their core business applications out of their premises due to security or any other internal business reasons.

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

Benefits of Microsoft Azure Stack:

  1. Use Cloud on your terms and conditions that work best for you.
  2. Maximize productivity by empowering developers to build and deploy applications the same way, whether your apps run on Azure or Azure Stack.
  3. Optimize your applications using integrated systems designed to deliver a consistent Azure Experience.

High-Level Differences between Azure (Public) and Azure Stack

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

Feature Comparison of Azure Public Cloud and Azure Private Cloud (Azure Stack)

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure Stack
Who operates it?
Your company or service provider
Who do you contact for support?
For an integrated system, contact your Azure Stack operator (at your organization or service provider) for support.


For Azure Stack Development Kit support, visit the Microsoft forums. Because the development kit is an evaluation environment, there is no official support offered through Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS).

Resource groups
A resource group can span regions.
For both integrated systems and the development kit, there is only one region.
Available services
See the list of Azure products. Available services vary by Azure region.
Microsoft Azure Stack supports a subset of Azure services. Actual services will vary based on what your organization or service provider chooses to offer.
Azure resource manager endpoint
Portal URL*
You can select which region you want to deploy to
For the development kit, region will always be local as the development kit supports only one region.
Supported namespaces, resource types, and API versions
The latest (or earlier versions that are not yet deprecated).
Azure Stack supports specific versions

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