This past September at Ignite 2020, we made a ton of new hybrid announcements. And not only did new products go into GA and Preview, we showed how customers have been using our hybrid solutions every day in their own on-premises, multi-cloud, and multi-edge environments.
Organizations such as Africa’s Talking, Ferguson, Haivision, KPMG, RxR Realty, and Siemens Healthineers have been using Azure Arc and Azure Stack to bring Azure to any infrastructure and modernize on-premises datacenters. As more customers adopt these solutions, we are excited to share the new Hybrid and Multicloud Architectures section in Architecture Center – which is part of our Docs website – for how to bring these solutions to life.
Azure Hybrid Cloud Architectures
Azure Arc hybrid management and deployment for Kubernetes clusters demonstrates how Azure Arc extends Kubernetes cluster management and configuration across your datacenters, multi-cloud environments, and edge locations. By extending the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) control plane, Azure Arc allows you to project your Kubernetes clusters deployed outside of Azure alongside those in Azure – enabling you to have a single interface to manage the sprawl of clusters. You can register any CNCF Kubernetes cluster that is running and start using services like Azure Monitor and Azure Policy.
Azure Stack HCI
Use Azure Stack HCI switchless interconnect and lightweight quorum for Remote Office/Branch Office. In ROBO scenarios, a primary business concern is minimizing costs. Yet many ROBO workloads are of utmost criticality with very little tolerance for downtime. Azure Stack HCI offers the optimal solution by offering both resiliency and cost-effectiveness. Using Azure Stack HCI, you can leverage built-in resiliency of Storage Spaces Direct and Failover Clustering technologies to implement highly-available compute, storage, and network infrastructure for containerized and virtualized ROBO workloads.
Azure Stack HCI
Azure Stack Hub
Back up files and applications on Azure Stack Hub describes an optimized approach to backup and restore of files and applications of VM-based user workloads hosted on Azure Stack Hub. With backup and restore being essential components of any BC/DR strategy, Azure Stack Hub delivers a scalable, resilient, easy-to-manage and cost-efficient backup solution that relies on a bomination and cloud and on-premises components.
Azure Stack Hub
Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel
Hybrid Security Monitoring using Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel illustrates how to monitor the security configuration and telemetry of on-premises and Azure operation system workloads. Enabling Azure Security Center to monitor Windows and Linux servers, Azure Stack VMs, and integrating Azure Sentinel with Azure Security Center help you detect, hunt, prevent, and respond to threats across your entire hybrid estate – even resources hosted outside of Azure.
Azure Security Center
To learn more about our Azure hybrid offerings, visit the Azure hybrid solutions page and check out our newest module on Microsoft Learn: Introduction to Azure hybrid cloud services.
Written by Nate Waters, Product Marketing Manager Azure Hybrid.