Innovate anywhere with Azure

Azure Arc is a bridge that extends the Azure platform to help you build applications and services with the flexibility to run across data centers, at the edge, and in multi-cloud environments. Develop cloud-native applications with a consistent development, operations, and security model. Azure Arc runs on both new and existing hardware, virtualization and Kubernetes platforms, IoT devices, and integrated systems. Do more with less by leveraging your existing investments to modernize with cloud-native solutions.

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Consistent development and operation experience to run cloud-native apps anywhere and on any Kubernetes platform.

Deployment of data services like SQL and PostgreSQL as cloud-native services in your preferred environment for data insights.

Azure security and governance for applications, data, and infrastructure across diverse environments.

Flexible infrastructure and connectivity options to meet your regulatory and latency requirements.

Develop cloud-native apps and operate them anywhere

  • Build and modernize cloud-native apps on any Kubernetes.
  • Integrate Azure monitoring, security, and compliance into your DevOps toolkit.
  • Reduce errors and accelerate innovation with GitOps and policy-driven deployment and configuration across environments.
  • Get up and running immediately with your existing tools and practices including GitHub, Terraform, and Visual Studio.
  • Write to the same application service APIs that can run consistently on premises, across multiple clouds, and in edge environments using any Kubernetes.
  • Optimize costs with Azure Hybrid Benefit to run Azure Kubernetes Service on Windows Server and Azure Stack HCI at no additional cost for Windows Server Software Assurance or CSP subscription customers.

Harness data insights from the cloud to the edge

  • Create applications faster with an end-to-end solution from local data collection, storage, and real-time analysis.
  • Reduce management overhead and risk exposure through integrated security and governance tools for data.
  • Improve operational efficiency through consistent data and AI tools, services, and automations.
  • Deploy Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance or PostgreSQL (in preview) on any Kubernetes distribution and on any cloud.
  • Get started in minutes with one-click deployment of the managed machine learning add-on, and train models on any Kubernetes cluster with Azure Machine Learning.

Secure and govern applications, data, and infrastructure across diverse environments

  • Get Extended Security Updates enabled by Azure Arc to secure and patch your Windows Server 2012/R2 and SQL Server 2012 resources.
  • Govern your disparate environments through the Azure portal to simplify multi-cloud management and drive operational efficiencies.
  • Use cloud-based threat detection, response, and analytics with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.
  • Centrally manage a wide range of resources including Windows Server on Azure, Linux on Azure, SQL server, Azure Kubernetes Service, and Azure Arc-enabled data services.
  • Perform virtual machine (VM) lifecycle management for your Azure Stack HCI and VMware environments from a centralized location.
  • Delegate access and manage security policies for resources using role-based access control (RBAC) and Azure Lighthouse.

Meet regulatory and connectivity needs with flexibility

  • Meet residency and sovereignty needs with a variety of infrastructure options including Azure Stack HCI.
  • Meet governance and compliance standards for apps, infrastructure, and data with Azure Policy.
  • Get simplified edge computing infrastructure for low-latency applications.
  • Operate with full, intermittent, or no Internet connection.

Built-in security and compliance

Microsoft has committed to investing $20 billion in cybersecurity over five years. It employs more than 8,500 security and threat intelligence experts across 77 countries.

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