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Azure Stack Edge - flexible approach to exploring cloud.

An Azure managed appliance that brings the power of Azure compute, storage, and intelligence to the edge.


As the world digitizes, organizations generate more and more data at the edge. Data comes from many sources such as cameras, IoT sensors, and industrial automation. Organizations can benefit from analyzing, modifying, and filtering data where it is generated, and only transfer what they need to the cloud for further processing or storage.


Azure Stack Edge is a cloud managed edge compute appliance from Microsoft. Instead of purchasing it, order from Azure as a service and pay monthly on your Azure subscription.

Azure Stack Edge brings the compute, storage, and intelligence of Azure right to where you need it—whether that’s your corporate data center, your branch office, or your remote field location. Let's consider the main benefits which company can get from Azure Stack Edge.

Get faster insight with edge computing. Speed up time to results by processing

data close to its source without waiting for a round trip to the cloud. Analyze, transform, and filter data at the edge, sending only the data you need to the cloud for further processing or storage. Use the cloud to push containerized applications to Azure Stack Edge devices at all your locations.

Benefit from hardware-accelerated machine learning. Build and train machine learning models in Azure, then utilize the built-in Intel Arria10 FPGA to accelerate the results locally on Azure Stack Edge. Upload the full dataset or a subset to the cloud to retrain your models and make your edge devices smarter.

Manage your edge appliance through the Azure portal. Order your appliance from the Azure portal as a service and pay monthly on your Azure subscription. Azure Stack Edge allows you to use the same management portal, access credentials, and development tools across your cloud and edge environments. Configure, monitor, patch and update the appliance and containerized applications from the Azure portal.

Transfer data to Azure over the network. Azure Stack Edge acts as a cloud storage gateway and enables eyes -off data transfers to Azure, while retaining local access to files. With its local cache capability and bandwidth throttling to limit usage during peak business hours, Azure Stack Edge can be used to optimize your transfers to Azure.

Why use Azure Stack Edge

The Azure Stack Edge appliance brings the compute, storage, and intelligence of Azure right to where you need it – whether that's your corporate data center, your branch office, or your remote field location. It is simple to order and use, with high-speed connectivity to efficiently transfer data to the cloud. Easily manage your fleet of Azure Stack Edge devices from the Azure portal.


Azure Stack Edge now available in many regions including Western Europe, CEE, Ukraine, Middle East.

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