Microsoft Azure Stack Is Available Now

Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid-computing appliance partners, Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo, are all set to ship their first Azure Stack servers to the customers. The companies have started pre-booking of the servers and the shipping will start this September.
 
As per a spokesperson of Microsoft,
 
“They are in validation mode based on the code shipped in the Azure Stack Development Kits (ASDK)."
 
Source: Microsoft
 
Microsoft Azure Stack is an extended Azure service that enables the customers to pay only for Azure Service they use from general availability, however, you have to make an initial purchase. Azure Stack comes in the form an appliance built to run on specific server hardware.
 
Recently, the company released a datasheet containing the Azure Stack pricing and licensing details. The sheet was made public to indicate that the product will be available soon. Microsoft has been working hard to bring Azure Stack in the market as the best hybrid-cloud solution. This is the reason Microsoft had partnered with many top companies, like Lenovo, HPE, Cisco, Huawei, Dell, and Avanade, to provide the hardware and the service in a large volume rapidly.
 
Only HPE out of three partners has shared the estimated price for the Azure Stack Servers that is around $300,000 to $400,000. Also, an Enterprise Agreement or subscription from Cloud Service Providers will be compulsory to avail the Azure Stack service.
 
You can get more information at the Azure Stack blog