Microsoft Azure Stack Enables Hybrid Cloud for Enterprise

Microsoft Azure Stack Enables Hybrid Cloud for Enterprise

Microsoft Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud platform that enables companies with strict compliance and governance requirements to leverage Azure Cloud services.
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Microsoft Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud

Responding to the growing demand for enterprise cloud apps, Microsoft is launching Microsoft Azure Stack.  Azure stack is a hybrid cloud platform product that is designed to help enterprises deploy Azure Services in a private cloud environment and is expected to be generally available sometime in CY2017.

Since highly regulated companies are not typically able to launch mission critical data systems in a public cloud, Azure Stack allows them to bring Azure services into their private cloud or their hosting provider’s data centers.  This will better enable customers to securely deploy products like Dynamics NAV 2016 and the Dynamics AX 2016 release, which are both tuned for Azure deployment.

“Get the power of cloud services, yet maintain control of your datacenter for true hybrid cloud agility. You decide where to keep your data and applications—in your own datacenter or with a hosting service provider,” says Microsoft.

Why Developers Care

Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack architectures are standardized, including the same portal, DevOps tools and a unified application model. The application model enables developers to apply the same approach to applications on Azure Stack that they would on Azure. Azure Stack allows developers to use Visual Studio, PowerShell and other open-source DevOps tools, delivering the same end user experience as Azure.

Why Regulated Enterprises Care

By unifying on-premise, public and private clouds, Microsoft Azure Stack will help highly regulated companies leverage the cloud to better manage the growing complexity of corporate technology requirements.  What’s more, businesses will be able to take a comprehensive cloud approach while satisfying the many complex audit policies that public companies must maintain over mission critical applications and data.  You may be interested in this article and video on Dynamics AX Azure Machine Learning.

“To manage this complexity, Microsoft believes enterprises have to approach cloud as a model – not a place. This model cuts across infrastructure, applications and people, and requires a hybrid cloud approach that provides consistency across private, hosted, and public clouds,” said Mike Neil, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Cloud, in a recent blog. “To translate this model into reality, customers need a consistent cloud platform that spans hybrid environments.”

Takeaways on Azure Stack for Dynamics

Azure Stack enables a single cohesive experience across applications and severs.  This allows a hosting provider like RoseASP to deliver their own audit-ready private cloud environment for their highly regulated customers.  So, critical apps like Dynamics ERP stay protected while better connecting the customers’ broader portfolio of cloud and on-premise apps. You can learn more about audit-ready hosting for ERP on this Microsoft Dynamics compliance solutions cloud hosting page.

Addressing concerns such as data integrity and compliance will always be a requirement for publicly traded companies when leveraging public cloud apps.  RoseASP can help regulated organizations leverage compliant cloud computing on their terms.

By delivering Microsoft Dynamics ERP cloud licensing and architecture services while addressing mission critical considerations like regulatory requirements, security, customization and backup & recovery, RoseASP’s audit-ready approach to hosting enables organizations to access ERP cloud without sacrificing governance, risk management and compliance needs.  You can learn more about public cloud for Microsoft Dynamics on this Azure for Dynamics ERP page.

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