Cloud Options for Microsoft Dynamics AX: What You Need to Know

Many of today's most popular ERP and CRM software applications are now available as a cloud product in some form.  For many business consumers, cloud is really the only desired option when considering a new software solution.  Unfortunately, not all software is available as a cloud option right out of the box, and this can be problematic if the right software for your organization is not cloud-based, or hasn't been for the time you have been using it. 

Fortunately there are ways in which to bring almost any software to the cloud.  And for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers who may be evaluating the new Azure-based cloud options, here is a look at what makes it possible to put your AX system in the cloud.


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At the beginning, companies

At the beginning, companies who want AX 7 will have to deploy it in Azure public cloud.
The "private cloud" which MS is currently working on is called "Azure Stack", which will also allow running AX 7 on premises. And probably AX 2012 too.

Re number of servers used to run AX: not sure about your projects, but all my project with AX 2012 and most AX 2009 required at least 7 servers. SOme up to 25. Depends on the size of project of course.