Expanding the Azure Stack partner ecosystem
We continue to expand our ecosystem by partnering with independent software vendors (ISV) around the globe to deliver prepackaged software solutions to Azure Stack customers. As we are getting closer to our two-year anniversary, we are humbled by the trust and confidence bestowed by our partners in the Azure Stack platform. We would like to highlight some of the partnerships that we built during this journey.
Thales now offers their CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager solution through the Azure Stack Marketplace that works with Azure and Azure Stack “Bring Your Own Key” (BYOK) APIs to enable such key control. CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager creates Azure-compatible keys from the Vormetric Data Security Manager that can offer up to FIPS 140-2 Level 3 protection. Customers can upload, manage, and revoke keys, as needed, to and from Azure Key Vaults running in Azure Stack or Azure, all from a single pane of glass.
Every organization has a unique journey to the cloud based on its history, business specifics, culture, and maybe most importantly their starting point. The journey to the cloud provides many options, features, functionalities, as well as opportunities to improve existing governance, operations, implement new ones, and even redesign the applications to take advantage of the cloud architectures.
When starting this migration, Azure Stack has a number of ISV partner solutions which would help you start with what you already have and progress to modernizing your applications as well as your operations. These are described in the “Azure Stack at its core is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform” blog series.
Data protection and disaster recovery
Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 is now available through Azure Stack Marketplace making to possible to protect both Windows and Linux-based workloads running in the cloud from one centrally managed console. Refer to this document to learn about all data protection and disaster recovery partner solutions that support Azure Stack platform.
The VM-Series next-generation firewall from Palo Alto Networks allows customers to securely migrate their applications and data to Azure Stack, protecting them from known and unknown threats with application whitelisting and threat prevention policies. You can learn more about the VM-series next-generation firewall on Azure Stack.
Developer platform and tools
We continue to invest in open source technologies and Bitnami helps us make this possible with their extensive application catalog. Bitnami applications can be found on the Azure Stack Marketplace and can easily be launched directly on your Azure Stack platform. Learn more about Bitnami offerings.
With self-service simplicity, performance and scale, Iguazio Data Science Platform empowers developers to deploy AI apps faster on the edge. Iguazio Data Science Platform will be soon available through Azure Stack Marketplace.
PTC's ThingWorx IIoT platform is designed for rapidly developing industrial IoT solutions, with the ability to scale securely from the cloud to the edge. ThingWorx runs on top of Microsoft Azure or Azure Stack, and leverages Azure PAAS to bring best in class IIoT solution to the manufacturing environment. Deploying ThingWorx on Azure Stack enables you to bring your cloud-based industry 4.0 solution to the factory floor. Experience on the show floor a demonstration of how ThingWorx Connect factory solution pulls data from real factory assets and makes insightful data available in prebuilt applications that can be customized and extended using ThingWorx Composer and Mashup builder.
Intelligent Edge devices
With the private preview of Iot Hub in Azure Stack, we are very excited to see our customers and partners creating solutions that perform data collection and AI inferencing in the field. Intel and its partners have created hardware kits that support IoT Edge and seamlessly integrate with Azure Stack. A few examples of such kits are the IEI Tank and up2, that enables the creation of computer vision solutions and deep learning inference using CPU, GPU, or an optional VPU. Those kits allow you to kick-start your targeted application development with a superior out-of-the-box experience, that includes pre-loaded software like the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO™.
View all partner solutions available on Azure Stack Marketplace.
Source: Azure Blog Feed