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What the introduction of Azure Arc means for Microsoft customers and partners

by Eamon McCarthy Earls
Assistant Editor,

During the Ignite conference, Microsoft rolled out a number of new services for Azure, and top among them was Azure Arc. The offering's hybrid technology management tools will aim to promote a self-service approach to an organization's mix of Windows and Linux servers, Azure data services, and Kubernetes clusters, as well as other on-prem and cloud infrastructure.

Although Microsoft hasn't yet indicated a roadmap for the service, partners, ISVs, and customers are already looking at what Azure Arc could mean for them and where it might go from here.  MSDW spoke with companies involved in hybrid technology to get their perspectives.

Working across clouds and services

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About Eamon McCarthy Earls

As the assistant editor at, Eamon helps to oversee editorial content on the site and supports site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Before joining, Eamon was editor for at TechTarget, where he covered networking technology, IoT, and cybersecurity. He is also the author of multiple books and previously contributed to publications such as the Boston Globe, Milford Daily News, and DefenceWeb.