Build Borderless Applications and Services with Azure Arc: 3-Wk Implementation


Azure Arc is the bridge that brings together the power of cloud computing across data centers, the edge, and multi-cloud environments.

Azure Arc is designed to work seamlessly with both new and old hardware, as well as virtualization and Kubernetes systems. You can break free from the confines of a single cloud provider and truly embrace a multi-cloud or hybrid strategy. It empowers you to leverage the strengths and capabilities of different cloud environments, on-premises environments, combining them into a cohesive and flexible infrastructure that suits your unique needs.

Azure Arc features:

  1. Azure data services anywhere: Azure Arc allows customers to leverage cloud innovation by deploying Azure SQL Database and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale on any Kubernetes cluster. It provides consistent policy, security, and data governance across environments, giving a unified view of all Azure data services running on-premises and in the cloud.

  2. Unified management: Azure Arc enables the management of multiple environments in a consistent and unified manner. It leverages well-established capabilities such as Azure Resource Manager, Microsoft Azure Cloud Shell, Azure portal, API, and Azure Policy to provide a seamless management experience.

  3. Azure's Zero-Trust security: Azure Arc allows the extension of Azure management and security to any infrastructure, including Linux and Windows servers, as well as Kubernetes clusters on any architecture, whether it's on-premises, multi-cloud, or at the edge.

  4. Cloud-native application development: Developers can use their preferred tools to create containerized applications with Azure Arc. IT teams can also utilize GitOps-based configuration management to ensure consistent deployment, configuration, and management of these applications.

  5. Expanded Azure Stack offerings for any edge: Azure Stack Edge, a managed edge appliance, brings computation, storage, and intelligence to any edge. It offers additional features such as Virtual Machine support, GPU-based form factor, high availability with multiple nodes, and multi-access edge computing (MEC). Deliverables in 3 weeks:

  1. Assessment
  2. Implementation plan
  3. Provisioning of Azure resources
  4. Integrations of services
  5. Deployment
  6. Test plan
  7. Security and governance plan
  8. Support - 5 additional days

With these powerful features, Azure Arc empowers businesses to extend Azure management and security, run Azure data services anywhere, and leverage the capabilities of Azure Stack Edge for edge computing scenarios. It provides a unified and consistent approach to managing diverse environments and enables the development of cloud-native applications with ease.

PS: The estimated timeline of 3 weeks is based on certain assumptions. The actual timeline may vary depending on the complexity, which will be determined during the assessment.