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 multicloud 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 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 independent, hyperconverged, and mixed architectures.
Dell PowerFlex family is a Microsoft validated software-defined storage system to implement the Azure Arc hybrid cloud solution. This paper describes the implementation and validation of the Microsoft Azure Arc-enabled services on the PowerFlex platform.