Microsoft: Integrate Azure Stack into your datacenter
Now that you’ve ordered Azure Stack, how do you integrate it into your datacenter? What are the integration touchpoints?
Introduction Microsoft Azure Stack is an integrated system available from multiple OEMs. If you haven’t read our blog post about why we decided to go down this path, I encourage you to do so.
Azure Stack offers a tailored, hardened, and secured appliance-like experience with simplified administration. For emergency recovery, a privileged PowerShell endpoint is available, which is secured using just enough administration. The administrative experience has a full-featured update mechanism called Patch and Update (referred as P&U) to ensure that customers can focus on services they run on Azure Stack.
Of course, without being able to integrate into your datacenters, Azure Stack is just an island, consuming power and cooling resources. In this post, I’ll focus on how Azure Stack can integrate into your datacenter.
Network integration Azure Stack is build using a Clos network topology and uses the Software Defined Network (SDN) capabilities in Windows Server 2016. Azure Stack systems ship with top-of-rack switches and a baseboard management controller switch, which connects the physical server’s baseboard management controller.
Read the entire article here, Integrate Azure Stack into your datacenter | Blog
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