Introducing Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

There’s great news coming from Microsoft headquarters today. They are introducing the new Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, a great solution for running virtualised apps that connect to it, effectively giving their customers a new way to run virtualised workloads on-premises.

According to company officials, the Azure Stack HCI is an evolution of solutions previously available from their partners. Now, it belongs to the Microsoft Azure family.

Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid platform was first introduced back in 2017. Thanks to its capacities, it’s possible to run services on-premises on a list of pre-approved servers from OEMs. Azure Stack HCI allows you to run virtualised applications on-premises. Both Azure Stack HCI and Azure stack allow you to connect to Microsoft public cloud on demand.

On a similar note, compared to Microsoft Azure Stack, you can expect the same kind of functionality from Azure Stack HCI Solutions in terms of:

– Storage

– Networking

– Computing

You can open up the Windows Admin Center to view Azure and Azure Stack HCI services from there.

Microsoft revealed the following partners that offer their HCI solutions:

– Supermicro

– Bluechip

– Nec

– Fujitsu

– Lenovo

– Hitachi

– EMC

– Axelio

– DataON

– QCT

– Dell

– Asus

All of them have pre-validated hardware with Microsoft.

In a recent blog post, Microsoft highlighted the main differences between Azure Stack and Azure Stack HCI. The former allows you to run IaaS and PaaS services on-premises, allowing you to develop cloud applications anywhere. The latter is supposedly a better solution for running virtualised workloads.