Azure Stack Technical Preview Promises Azure Experience in a Hybrid Environment
Microsoft recently announced what it calls the "next phase of its hybrid cloud strategy" with the first Technical Preview of Microsoft Azure Stack, the technology that will allow organizations to deliver Azure services from their own datacenters.
While Microsoft claims 100,000 new Azure subscriptions per month, it also recognizes that many enterprises "still have business concerns around moving fully to the public cloud, such as data sovereignty or regulatory considerations." So they are in limbo between the public cloud and on-premise; hence the need for a hybrid cloud approach that provides consistency across private, hosted, and public clouds.
Among the capabilities: