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Microsoft’s Azure Stack integration plans target government agencies

March 07, 2018 / Nathan Cranford

Microsoft announced it will integrate its Azure Stack with Azure Government sometime in the middle of the year as part of an initiative to attract government agencies. The offering is aimed at government agencies that require on-premise servers. The combined offering will enable government employees to run Azure’s cloud computing technology on their own private servers. “A hybrid cloud helps organizations address requirements around regulations, connectivity, and latency, which is why many government agencies turn to a hybrid approach as the bedrock of their IT modernization strategy,” wrote Natalia Mackevicius, director of Azure Stack, a company blog post. “Hybrid cloud allows government customers to seamlessly use and move between public cloud environments and their own infrastructure.” Mackevicius added that the combination of Azure Stack and Azure Government can enable government customers to support the full-spectrum of unclassified and classified dat...