Hybrid Cloud Solutions from Microsoft and DataON

Choose Azure Stack HCI to run your enterprise virtualized workloads with a hybrid cloud infrastructure designed for enterprise applications, with unparalleled levels of operating system security enabled with virtualization-based security (VBS) and hybrid cloud capabilities with Azure Arc-enabled hybrid services.

Native Cloud Integration

95% of Fortune 500 companies use Azure, which natively integrates with Azure Stack HCI. VMware relies on Azure, Amazon Web Service, and Google, which adds complexity.

Reliable and Easy to Use

Azure Stack HCI is familiar with server admins, allowing them to leverage existing virtualization and storage concepts. Plus, Azure Arc provides a simplified and unified management experience.

Simple and Easy Pricing

Azure Stack HCI has a simplified $10 per physical core per month price with no lock-in commitment. VMware customers have reported price increases up to 600% with 1–3-year commitments.


Discover Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack HCI Overview

What is Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

Tour the new Azure Stack HCI using Windows Admin Center

Five Things You Can Do
with Azure Stack HCI


Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Distributed Hybrid Infrastructure

Gartner rated Microsoft highest among HCI vendors for its ability to execute. It highlighted Microsoft’s strengths: its track record as a hybrid provider, its unified hybrid control plane, and its global ecosystem support team.​

“Microsoft is an established vendor offering both public cloud services and on-premises data center solutions, with a demonstrated track record and good understanding of the needs of the hybrid cloud HCI market. Microsoft’s Azure Arc-enabled service extends Azure controls and processes to other public cloud, private cloud, and edge deployments.”

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Azure Stack HCI Delivers Azure Hybrid Workloads & Services

Azure Virtual Desktop
for Azure Stack HCI

Bring AVD to on-premises and meet security and data locality requirements. Deploy in your data center and extend your on-premises infrastructure to Azure.

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Azure Kubernetes Service enabled by Azure Arc

Deploy AKS on-premises to automate running containerized applications at scale while allowing users to operate consistent cloud applications anywhere.

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Azure Arc-enabled Data Services

Lift and shift applications to Azure Arc data services with minimal changes. Also improves existing hardware utilization and increases performance.

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Enterprise-grade Artificial
Intelligence at the Edge

Deploy AI at the on-premises for a faster user experience and meet data governance requirements.

Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, and Azure File Sync

Help ensure business continuity by keeping business apps and workloads running during outages.

Azure Arc, Update, Management, Monitor, Security

Manage O/S updates, monitor and configure alerts, apply governance policies, and secure your servers with advanced threat protection.


6 Facts about Hyper-V

Microsoft Hyper-V powers Azure, Azure Stack HCI, Windows Server, and more.

Myth: Microsoft Hyper-V has been discontinued.

Fact: Microsoft continues to invest heavily in Hyper-V.

Hyper-V is Microsoft’s core virtualization technology and is used in Azure, Azure Stack HCI, Windows Server, Windows client, and Xbox Live. Only Hyper-V Server 2019, the free, standalone version has been discontinued.

Myth: Hyper-V isn’t an enterprise-level solution.

Fact: 95% of Fortune 500 companies use Azure, which is powered by Hyper-V.

Hyper-V is used in over 65,000 enterprise data centers throughout the world. You can use multiple tools such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and PowerShell, and even connect machines through Azure Arc to  manage them from the Azure Portal.

Myth: Hyper-V is difficult to learn and use.

Fact: Most VMware admins are familiar with the Microsoft ecosystem, including Windows, Office, and Azure. Hyper-V runs on the same familiar Microsoft stack.

Hyper-V uses the same management tools since it was introduced in 2008. You can use Windows Admin Center and the Azure Portal to manage your entire environment within a single pane of glass.

Myth: Hyper-V isn’t compatible with many infrastructures.

Fact: Hyper-V is compatible in Microsoft and mixed environments.

Hyper-V runs on most infrastructures using Windows Server, Azure Stack HCI, and Azure. In addition to running Windows guest VMs, it natively supports Linux and some Unix-based operating systems.

Myth: It’s difficult to migrate VMware VMs to Hyper-V.

Fact: There are multiple ways to easily migrate to Hyper-V.

Azure Migrate (in preview) is Microsoft’s native tool that enables you migrate VMs, while keeping all of your data on-premises. Many customers already use Veeam or Commvault for backup and recovery and they can be used to perform the migration. Both are compatible with VMware and Microsoft environments.

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Myth: Microsoft customer support is terrible.

Fact: Microsoft has a dedicated Azure support team (not Enterprise support) for Azure Stack HCI customers.

Joint support from DataON and Microsoft is included with your Integrated System for Azure Stack HCI subscription. You’ll have a single case number and warm handoffs to resolve your case quickly.


Customers That Have Made the Switch to Microsoft

Orange Unified School District

Orange USD needed to move workloads and its people towards the cloud in a manageable and sustainable way. DataON’s built-in support gave them the confidence to migrate off VMware and make the leap to Microsoft hybrid cloud.

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Cherokee County School District

CCSD started its journey to hybrid cloud when it chose Microsoft HCI to replace its traditional three-tiered SAN. Now CCSD is expanding and utilizing Azure hybrid services such as Azure Arc, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD).

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Stevens County

Stevens County turned to Microsoft & DataON for a simplified IT infrastructure, controlled costs, and a future option for backup & DR. Most importantly, it got an uncomplicated, refreshingly drama-free experience.

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Migration Made Easy with Microsoft, Veeam, and Commvault

Microsoft Azure Migrate

With Azure Migrate (public preview), data stays on-premises during the migration from VMware to Azure Stack HCI. Only the control plane is in the cloud.

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Veeam Backup & Recovery

Veeam is the Global Leader in Data Protection. Over 450K customers trust Veeam to backup their hybrid cloud data centers.

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Commvault Cloud

Commvault is the gold standard in cyber resilience, helping more than 100,000 organizations keep data safe and businesses resilient and moving forward.

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DataON is a Hybrid-Cloud Computing Company

2000+

HCI Clusters Deployed

200PB+

Storage Deployed

1000+

Delighted Customers

37+

Years in Business


Meet the DataON Team

Ben Milbourne

Sr. Account Manager

Karena Li

Business Development Manager

Jeff Yang

Account Manager

No one knows Microsoft hybrid cloud like DataON

We can help you make the leap to hybrid cloud