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Azure Stack HCI 23H2 – VMs and containers at the edge

Azure Stack HCI 23H2

At Microsoft Ignite 2023, Microsoft announced the latest version of Azure Stack HCI 23H2. In this video we are going to have a look on how you can run your virtual machines (VMs) and your container workloads on-premises and at the edge.

Dive into the cutting-edge world of hybrid cloud environments with my latest video, VMs and Containers at the Edge with Cloud-Native Azure Stack HCI 23H2. This release heralds a new era of agility and innovation for Azure Stack HCI. Version 23H2 is packed with fresh capabilities, including seamless integration with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) through Azure Arc, bringing the power of cloud-native services right to your datacenter and edge locations. Experience the enhanced scalability, improved resource utilization, and streamlined management that Azure Arc enabled Azure Stack HCI offers. Whether you’re a seasoned IT professional or just embarking on your cloud journey, this video will provide valuable insights into maximizing your infrastructure’s potential with Microsoft Azure’s hybrid solutions.

What is Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack HCI is a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution that hosts Windows and Linux VM or containerized workloads and their storage. It’s a hybrid product that connects the on-premises system to Azure for cloud-based services, monitoring, and management.

An Azure Stack HCI system consists of a server or a cluster of servers running the Azure Stack HCI operating system and connected to Azure. You can use the Azure portal to monitor and manage individual Azure Stack HCI systems as well as view all of your Azure Stack HCI deployments. You can also manage with your existing tools, including Windows Admin Center and PowerShell.

Why Azure Stack HCI?

There are many reasons customers choose Azure Stack HCI, including:

  • It provides industry-leading virtualization performance and value.
  • You pay for the software monthly via an Azure subscription instead of when buying the hardware.
  • It’s familiar for Hyper-V and server admins, allowing them to leverage existing virtualization and storage concepts and skills.
  • It can be monitored and managed from the Azure portal or using on-premises tools such as Microsoft System Center, Active Directory, Group Policy, and PowerShell scripting.
  • It works with popular third-party backup, security, and monitoring tools.
  • Flexible hardware choices allow customers to choose the vendor with the best service and support in their geography.
  • Joint support between Microsoft and the hardware vendor improves the customer experience.
  • Solution updates make it easy to keep the entire solution up-to-date.

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