Written by Cosmos Darwin, Senior PM Lead on the Azure Edge & Platform team at Microsoft. Follow him on Twitter @cosmosdarwin.
Do you miss in-person industry events and conferences? I do. Here’s what we’re doing about it:
Last December, we announced the general availability of Azure Stack HCI, the new subscription service for hyperconverged infrastructure from Microsoft Azure. In the weeks since, our partners have launched an impressive lineup of hardware solutions, including a new kind of solution called an ‘Integrated System’. Integrated Systems are the fastest and easiest way to get up and running with Azure Stack HCI: they come with the Azure Stack HCI software preinstalled, are jointly supported by Microsoft and the solution builder, and offer management extensions for integrated full stack updates. In addition to Integrated Systems, the broad selection of over 200 validated nodes in the all-new Azure Stack HCI solutions catalog ensures that you can choose the right hardware for your needs, from the partner who offers the best service and support in your region.
Integrated Systems are available to order today from DataON, Dell Technologies, and Lenovo.
What’s the best way to learn more? Under normal circumstances, getting hands-on with the latest datacenter hardware and learning directly from its makers it my favorite part of an in-person industry event like Microsoft Ignite conference. Alas, that hasn’t been possible this year due to the ongoing global health crisis. Lucky for you, it’s exactly the experience we're trying to recreate with our ambitious upcoming Digital Event next week!
Azure Stack HCI Partner Solutions Showcase
Together with our friends at Intel, we’re hosting the first-ever Azure Stack HCI Partner Solutions Showcase next Tuesday. The event will kick off with three short keynote sessions, including a technical keynote where I’ll talk about the roadmap for Azure Stack HCI (hint: news and demos!). Then the event will transition to an innovative “virtual expo hall” format where you can visit and talk directly with partners including DataON, Dell, Fujitsu, HPE, Intel, and Lenovo about their solution offerings.
It all starts on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 from 8:00AM to 10:00AM Pacific Time. Whether you’re a system administrator, technical manager, solution architect, or other engineer, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Microsoft, Intel, and our partners about what’s next for Azure Stack HCI and participate in the live Ask the Expert Q&A.
Did I mention it’s free? :)
Register today and I’ll see you at the Partner Solutions Showcase next week!