Various organizations are choosing hybrid cloud strategies and implementing hybrid cloud solutions to meet their business needs. Hybrid cloud solutions can provide enhanced data placement due to its agility, elasticity, and cost management with complex operational overhead. Microsoft has introduced a true hybrid cloud solution with Microsoft Azure Arc to streamline the management of hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Microsoft Azure Arc is a solution to simplify governance and management by enabling Azure services to run across edge, on-premises, and hybrid clouds.
Dell EMC PowerFlex is ideal for high-performance applications and databases, building an agile private cloud, or consolidating resources in heterogeneous environments. PowerFlex gives you flexible deployment options such as PowerFlex rack and PowerFlex appliance that enable two-layer, single-layer (HCI), and storage-only architectures.
Dell EMC PowerFlex family is a Microsoft validated storage and HCI platform to implement the Azure Arc hybrid cloud solution. This paper highlights the implementation and validation of the Microsoft Azure Arc-enabled services on PowerFlex platform.