Azure Stack offers you all the power of public Cloud – but in a private data centre. It’s designed to facilitate true hybrid cloud deployments and fluidity and flexibility of workload management. Azure Stack is an ideal choice for those keen to leverage Microsoft hyperscale resources and economics but who need to or prefer to maintain full control over their data and applications.
As participants in the Early Adopter Initiative Program for Microsoft Azure Stack, Redcentric has already developed deep domain expertise in this space. We design, deploy and manage tailored Azure Stack environments within one of our sovereign assured data centres, complete with native connectivity to government networks including PSN and HSCN. Projects are led by our professional services team who will consult closely with you to determine the optimum build as part of your overall hybrid strategy. The service is offered on a pay-as-you-go basis*, with full 24/7/365 support and onward escalation to Microsoft specialists when required.
Azure Stack is an excellent fit for those customers who are:
- operating in highly regulated industries who may be unable or unwilling to host sensitive data in the public Cloud
- progressing along a Cloud journey and want the option to move freely and easily between public and private Clouds, especially those with dynamic development and production needs
- not yet ready to take that final step into the public Cloud but are interested in exploiting Cloud technologies, particularly the ability to host workloads while legacy systems are being re-architected
- coping with locations with poor connectivity, where Azure Stack allows for the use of Azure cloud methods without an Internet connection
Features of Redcentric's Azure Stack solution
Complete Azure Stack proposition
An end-to-end service comprising architecture design and build, information assurance, migrations, high end support and connectivity into the environment
Secure, resilient hosting
Availability, performance and redundancy are Redcentric data centre hallmarks, ensuring solid foundations for building out Azure Stack solutions
Full service Azure solution provider
Access to range of additional services including: Managed SQL, Managed Firewall and Managed Oracle on Azure
Flexible, pay as you use charging
Entirely consumption based service* with only a 30-day contractual basis
Hybrid Use Rights allow you to use existing licensing against Azure resources
ITIL based support
Consistently high standard of design, delivery and support with best practice focus
Decreases time to deployment and increases standardisation for rebuild of environments
Microsoft support cover
Escalation into Microsoft experts if required
Azure Stack comes with a smaller but still substantial subset of Azure features, and shares the same code base, portal and management tools. This is the key to hybrid enablement as code deployments will work the same in both environments and workloads can be effortlessly migrated between the two services.
*other commercial plans and discounts are available