Azure Stack Edge Unveils Three New Devices

Published Sep 22 2020 08:00 AM 11.4K Views
Microsoft

This year at Ignite, we’re excited to announce the general availability of three new additions to the Azure Stack Edge product family.   

 

Azure Stack Edge appliances deliver Azure capabilities such as compute, storagenetworking, and hardware-accelerated machine learning to virtually any edge location, from traditional data centers to harsh environmentsThis enables our customers to access the power of the Azure cloud wherever it’s needed, even low bandwidth or high latency environments.   

 

It’s easy to get started with Azure Stack Edge: the appliances are offered as Azure services, and manageable from the Azure portal for a seamless cloud to edge experience. This is just one of the ways that we are helping customers jump start their hybrid strategy.   

 

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Let’s take a look at the appliances we’re delivering today: 

  • Azure Stack Edge Pro with GPU1U rack-mountable appliance, optimized for conditions inside a data center or branch location. Now available with 1 or 2 NVIDIA Tensor Core T4 GPUs. 
  • Azure Stack Edge Pro R - Ruggedized datacenter-grade appliance with an included NVIDIA Tensor Core T4 GPU, enclosed in a portable transit case designed for operation in harsh environments and remote locations. Optional Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) also available. 

  • Azure Stack Edge Mini RUltra-portable, ruggedized, battery-powered appliance that packs enterprise-class capabilities a device that can be carried in a backpack. Includes a built-in Intel VPU for accelerated machine learning. 

 

See the new Azure Stack Edge Appliances 

Want to see what one of these appliances would look like in your environment? Because Ignite is virtual this year, we’ve created a mobile app that lets you to view the Azure Stack Edge appliances in augmented reality.

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Hear from Customers and Partners

We’re both energized and humbled by the great solutions that our customers and partners have developed for Azure Stack Edge. Here are a few that highlight how bringing the power of Azure to the edge can be transformative: 

  • In the midst of COVID-19, RXR Realty is helping New York safely reopen for business with RxWell™ which utilizes Azure Cognitive Services on Azure Stack Edge. Watch the Microsoft Mechanics video or read the story.
  • Haivision delivers low-latency, high-quality premier video applications at the edge across multiple markets from media and entertainment to enterprise and defense - Hear from Haivision.
  • JRCS is utilizing Live Video Analytics on Azure Stack Edge to detect objects and automatically provide collision alerts during maritime training exercises. Their hope is that AI and technology will renew interest in the maritime industry for a new generation. Watch their interview -- English | Japanese

 

Please take the opportunity to connect with us and learn more about Azure Stack Edge during one of our virtual Ignite sessions!  

 

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