The Azure Stack Delay: Partners see implications for Microsoft Dynamics AX
In a July 12 blog post, Mike Neil, Microsoft's corporate vice president, enterprise cloud, stated the company was "targeting the general availability release of Azure Stack, via integrated systems with our partners, starting mid-CY2017." Azure Stack (now in technical preview) is the company's platform for building private clouds. According to earlier reports, the company had planned a 2016 release.
In his post, Neil also indicated Microsoft was working closely with its largest system vendors - to start, Dell, HPE, and Lenovo - to "co-engineer integrated systems for production environments." Over time, Neil added, the company would broaden the ecosystem of supported systems and implementation approaches.