Hybrid Cloud with Azure Stack HCI: 2- Days Workshop

Lenovo Software

The Azure Stack HCI Workshop is designed to ensure knowledge transfer of the solution, which enables the participant understand their own, or their customers’ level of cloud-readiness

The Azure Stack HCI Workshop takes a holistic approach to a customer’s business alignment, infrastructure, applications and organizational readiness. A Lenovo Principal Consultants will lead the discussion during the workshop and further analyze how a company can take advantage of deploying a hybrid cloud environment with native integration to Azure public cloud. Key workshop activities will cover options for running business application services on Azure Stack HCI vs Azure Stack HUB. It may include analysis of cloud migration maturity, application placement, and alternative migration options.

Key Takeaways:

  • Azure Stack HCI fundamentals – solution overview, how it works, workload and sizing analysis and how it can be applied to an existing environment or used to replace and modernize datacenter infrastructure.
  • Recommendations and best practices to address gaps between customers’ current state and desired state with respect to cloud centric operation on premises such as ROBO or at the Edge
  • High-level plan for application workloads, consolidation and how to benefit on Azure cloud services in combination


Day 1 Workshop Azure Stack HCI fundamentals *Market overview and HCI comparison with leading market solutions *Azure Stack HCI building blocks with Lenovo – ThinkAgile MX *Azure Stack HCI OS vs regular Windows Datacenter license *Learn about Azure Cost and licensing requirements *S2D storage and dependencies as part of the Azure Stack HCI solution *Network best practice and SDN-based virtualized networking

Integration with Azure Arc *Azure Arc – what it is and how to enable servers or clusters *Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on Azure Stack HCI and other PaaS services on Azure Stack HCI

Centralized cloud management services, like Windows Admin Center, Azure Portal, Cloud Insights Capture business requirements Define use case scenario

Day 2 Workshop Assessment as either an example or real case *Application requirements define how to design the Azure Stack HCI cluster *Technical solution based on performance, SLA availability, network connectivity, and storage architecture *High-level use case design *Operational requirements and instruction

Hybrid connectivity Business outcomes from managing solutions from Azure portal How to integrate with Azure Hybrid Services like Azure Site Recovery, Azure Monitor, Azure Backup, Azure Update Management, Azure File Sync, VM provisioning, AVD and other Azure Services

Hands-on *Live demo *Hands-on experience *Deliverables *Azure Stack HCI technical deep dive and insight of Lenovo ThinkAgile MX solution and application services *Ability to define pilot scope including ROI – as an example or a client pilot scope