What is Azure Stack and what is the architecture?
Microsoft has always been heavily committed to the datacenter and has a large footprint with Hyper-V & System Center. If we dial the clock back five years, Microsoft released Azure Pack, which was their first big attempt at a complete integrated private cloud offering and which was meant as a private offering of Microsoft Azure. As time progressed Microsoft also introduced the CPS (Cloud Platform Systems) together with Dell → http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/learn/microsoft-cloud-platform-system-powered-by-dell
The negative aspect of Azure Pack and CPS was that it was too integrated with other products such as System Center, and was still restricted to the traditional three-tier architecture with Compute, Storage, and Networking as separate parts of the infrastructure. This coincided with the emergence of a lot of the other hyper converged infrastructure platforms as well.
Microsoft has now been aiming Azure Stack to be the true next generation enterprise private cloud platform, and has been pushing development on the platform for almost three years now since the announcement at Microsoft Ignite in 2015 and will hopefully be GA Mid-CY17.
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via Marius Sandbu.