A while back, I wrote about how some companies are getting cloud benefits without using the public cloud to do it. Now, I want to talk about one particular application of that technology—getting cloud scalability without using the public cloud.
Even with all the movement towards the cloud these days, many companies have workloads that can’t be put in the public cloud for regulatory, infrastructure, or technical reasons. Microsoft Azure Stack enables these organizations to use cloud services and cloud architectures in their on-premises data center.
Add Capacity Rapidly and Massively with Azure Stack
One of the great things about the cloud is that it gives you the ability to add capacity rapidly and massively when your needs grow. Some industries experience seasonal fluctuations. For example, health insurance companies typically experience a big surge in activity during the annual open enrollment period. But they don’t need that capacity the rest of the year. Other businesses may experience unpredictable surges in demand or go through periods of sudden and rapid growth.
With Azure Stack, these companies can take advantage of cloud scalability for on-premises applications. In the case of an insurance company, tight regulation around financial data means they can’t put all their data in the public cloud. With Azure Stack, they can keep that data on-premises while using the cloud for scale during their peak season. It’s these kinds of innovations that make this such an amazing time to be in the tech industry.
Do you experience seasonal spikes in activity or have unpredictable processing requirements? Do you have a need to scale on-premises applications into the cloud or want to keep your scalable applications on premises as much as possible? Azure Stack for scalability may be the right scenario for you.