We’re seeing a fantastic response to our previous announcements around Azure Stack orderability. Today represents another big milestone for us. We’ve now completed work on the initial release of Azure Stack along with our hardware partners. I’m at Microsoft Ignite today, speaking with tens of thousands of our best enterprise IT customers, and they are all excited about this release. As such, I’m thrilled to announce:
- First Azure Stack integrated systems have shipped. Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Lenovo are now shipping systems. Please contact our partners who will deploy and install Azure Stack, ready to run your applications. You can contact our hardware partners for more details.
- Expanded purchasing options. Azure Stack integrated systems from Cisco are ready to order now. Additionally, Wortmann plans to introduce terra integrated systems for Azure Stack by the end of this year. We are also excited to announce a fully managed solution from Avanade, which enables a single point of purchase, is now available to order.
- New Azure Stack training and certification courses for IT Professionals. We’re investing in a new “Azure Stack Operator”-focused learning path and certification exam to help you build in-depth skills in managing and operating Azure hybrid clouds. While the certification exam will be available in Q1 CY18, you can begin your preparation today using initial training materials.
Read about it in the Azure blog.