Expect service providers to ease Azure Stack deployment
Azure Stack will be ready in September. But given the product's complexity, early customers might think about working with a service provider.
Microsoft is about to release Azure Stack, after two years and many bumps in the road. Despite the hoopla, it's unclear just how many customers will be there to warmly greet the new arrival.
Microsoft has said that Azure Stack offers both infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service capabilities. As such, it brings the perks of the cloud service down into the data center. This might tempt businesses long frustrated with tangled, difficult-to-manage multicloud setups, said Mike Dorosh, an analyst at Gartner.