Microsoft brings Azure Stack to Azure Government

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Microsoft yesterday announced the availability of Azure stack for Azure Government customers. Azure stack for Azure Government should help address the challenges and regulations Microsoft’s federal government customers face and more.

According to Microsoft Azure Stack is an “extension of Azure to consistently run hybrid applications on-premises.” Per yesterday’s posting, Azure stack for Azure Government also comes with the necessary infrastructure and services for governments to “meet directives faster, and make strategic choices about where to run their workloads and applications.” Microsoft highlights the following other benefits:

  • Consistency means government customers get the same infrastructure and services with Azure Stack as they do with Azure — the same APIs, DevOps tools, portal, and more.
  • Government customers can develop and deploy applications in Azure Government and then deploy on-premises using Azure Stack to meet data compliance, regulatory, or policy requirements.
  • With Azure Stack for Azure Government, agencies can bring core and advanced cloud services to the edge —right to where they’re needed, making it possible to process data in the field without worrying about latency or internet connectivity
  • agencies can also efficiently modernize their on-premises legacy applications that are not ready or a fit for the public cloud due to cyber defense concerns or other requirements

Interested parties can get started with Azure government by checking out this webpage here. They also can download an Azure Stack development Kit.