Azure Stack HCI “20H2” – the newest iteration of Microsoft’s hyper-converged infrastructure – is generally available.
It’s a solution based on hyperconverged server, storage, and networking infrastructure, paired with an Azure subscription, which can help you to:
- deploy and run Windows and Linux VMs
- manage databases
- manage virtual desktops
- run Azure Kubernetes Service
The main advantage of Azure Stack HCI is that enables you to run a selection of Azure services on on-premises or co-located hardware.
The Azure Stack family
Azure Stack HCI belongs to the same family as Azure (Public Cloud) and Azure Stack Hub, and it utilizes the same compute, storage, and networking software as Azure Stack Hub.
Azure Stack HCI usage is licensed via an Azure subscription – a monthly per-core fee is charged. Once you connect to Azure, the number of cores will automatically be accounted for.
Unlike Azure Stack Hub, which can be configured for online or offline operation, Azure Stack HCI must regularly communicate with Microsoft Azure.
The price does not vary with consumption changes, so if you add more workloads, the price remains the same.
Lenovo ThinkAgile MX
As a Lenovo Data Center Platinum Partner, and a Microsoft Gold Tier-1 Cloud Solution Provider, 3 PRO can deliver validated and certified ThinkAgile MX nodes, and provide a turn-key Azure Stack HCI solution deployment into your existing environment.
With Lenovo’s reliable hardware, software, and integrated support for the MX stack, together with 3 PRO’s combined expertise with Lenovo and Microsoft hybrid cloud technologies, your organization can significantly reduce the complexity of IT operations and maximize IT agility.
If your organization needs a flexible and scalable on-premises infrastructure, with Azure hybrid cloud capabilities, this combination is the right fit!
Contact 3 PRO if you’d like to know more. Our engineers will gladly answer any questions related to these technologies.