Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft Azure that provides an on-premises environment for delivering Azure services within customers' own computing facilities. It offers a consistent cloud infrastructure, providing businesses with a wide range of computing solutions and services, without the latency that can impact remotely hosted, cloud-based applications.
Together, Azure and Azure Stack support specialized hybrid cloud use cases:
- Edge or disconnected solutions. The latency and connectivity limitations of the cloud can be mitigated using local data processing within Azure Stack, while still supporting integration with Azure itself by enabling common application logic across both infrastructures. This new approach allows you to deploy Azure Stack in a way that is disconnected from the internet, but still allowing connectivity to Azure.
- Compliance requirements for cloud applications. With Azure Stack, regulatory or policy restrictions that require on-premises deployments can be followed without any code changes.
- Cloud application model on-premises. Azure-based services, containers and microservices make it possible to update and develop existing applications or build new ones. Consistent DevOps processes across Azure in the cloud and Azure Stack on-premises can be used to improve mission-critical applications.
The first Azure Stack deployments were offered by Microsoft in September 2017.
CloudBerry Backup 6.1 fully supports Azure Stack as a storage destination.
Refer to our help documentation to learn how to add Azure Stack as cloud storage for your backup and restore plans in CloudBerry Backup.