In this Azure Arc video, I want to share the latest Azure Arc hybrid cloud management capabilities. Hybrid Cloud management becomes more and more important for many customers. We are seeing the customers taking advantage of cloud computing, but at the same time have the need to run applications on-premises or at other cloud providers. These can have multiple reasons like data sovereignty, network latency and connectivity, leveraging your existing investments, and many more. However, by running applications and services in different locations, we can also see that most environments get more complex to manage. This is where Microsoft Azure Arc can help you to connect services outside of Azure, running on-premises, other cloud providers, or at the edge, and use Microsoft Azure as a single control plane to manage your hybrid infrastructure and applications.
A while ago, I presented an overview of Azure Arc with the latest capabilities at an online conference. Since I get a lot of questions, I thought that I should share a recording of my presentation with all of you. Here is my Azure Arc video, 2021 edition:
In this video, you will see how you can manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud providers, similar to how you manage native Azure virtual machines. When a hybrid machine is connected to Azure, it becomes a connected machine and is treated as an Azure resource. Azure Arc provides you with the familiar cloud-native Azure management experience, like RBAC, Tags, Azure Policy, Log Analytics, and more.
If you want to learn more on Azure Arc, we also have a Microsoft Learn learning path, which will provide you with some guided learning modules.
To learn more check out the following links:
- Azure Arc
- Azure Arc documentation
- What is Azure Arc enabled servers?
- What is Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes?
- What are Azure Arc enabled data services?
- Hybrid and multi-cloud solutions
I hope this Azure Arc video provides you with a short overview of how you can use Azure Arc as a single control plane to manage resources outside of Azure. For more Hybrid Cloud architectures, check out my blog on how to create Azure Hybrid Cloud Architectures. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.