Cloud Native Development with Microsoft Azure has now become mainstream across enterprise organizations. As business needs change, they are expecting modern applications to facilitate digital transformation. This can be achieved with many micro-services available through various Platform-as-a-Service cloud technologies like Microsoft Azure.
Of course, with public cloud, faster innovation is the result. It’s been well documented but there are some gaps such as when latency doesn’t meet the performance needs of solutions. With regulatory and compliance requirements, data sovereignty is a key feature for business applications today that public cloud can’t resolve. Security of applications is everyone’s responsibility today and control is key.
Hybrid solutions is a fantastic way implement Cloud Native Development and resolve many of the gaps. Microsoft Azure Stack is a new offering from Microsoft that brings all the benefits of public Azure PaaS in an on-premise environment. Additionally, we can deploy those applications in a mixed deployment model. For example, customers can have their compute in cloud and data on-premise for CPU intensive applications or place the data in the cloud and compute on-premise for applications that use cloud based data.
These are similar models for public Azure but offer much more flexibility. Azure stack addresses many of the public cloud issues, such as latency, data-sovereignty, and compliance using a hybrid model. I fully expect customers to adopt Azure Stack quickly.
HPE has created an Azure Stack appliance based on ProLiant servers. The combination of Sogeti Services, Microsoft Azure Stack and HPE hardware technology can fill the current public cloud gaps. Sogeti is very excited to bring Azure Stack to customers today.