The unstoppable rise of technology is changing how companies approach software. Advancements in computer-enabled devices and technology have seen a shift in innovation, with technology stacks being no different as companies work to keep their products relevant and readily available in a digital market.
In IT, technology stacks are used to develop software solutions and are an asset for rapid web application development. Essentially, stacks are sets of software components that are layered to create a complete platform for running services and supporting applications. For modern business, IT infrastructure is becoming increasingly complex - and it is becoming more common to see new software elements represented as part of a technology stack. However, harmonising these stacks can be difficult – even though doing so is integral to establishing a foundation for effective service and application delivery. Microsoft has an excellent track record when it comes to stacks, and allows companies to seamlessly integrate their tools, apps, and services to ensure that offices share the same user experience anywhere, anytime, and operations are easy to access and readily available. This helps ensure consistency across environments, as well as integrated systems that enable agility and fast-paced innovation to meet the needs of a digital market.
The Microsoft Azure stack is an example of this, allowing modern businesses to engaging with emerging Cloud technologies, adopt the Cloud on their terms, and choose hybrid deployments tailored to their business needs. The Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft Azure to run hybrid applications on-premises consistently. This enables companies to:
- Address latency and connectivity requirements for edge and disconnected solutions by processing data locally in Azure stack before aggregating it in Azure for further analytics. This enables the sharing of common logic across a truly hybrid system and brings together the best of edge and cloud computing to enhance business value.
- Develop applications once, and deploy those applications in Azure or on-premises to meet regulatory and policy requirements. This is especially valuable for companies hosting different instances of the same application and provides companies with full flexibility to deploy on-premises using Azure Stack without having to change any code.
- Enable updates and extend legacy applications with modern Azure services on-premises. Businesses can also apply Azure web services, containers, serverless computing, and micro-services architecture to their legacy applications, all while using a consistent DevOps process for cloud and on-premises deployments. This includes mainframe and core business process applications, as the Azure Stack enables a hybrid cloud environment that can meet the ever-changing needs of modern business.
- Innovate anywhere by extending Azure services and capabilities on premises. This allows businesses to build, deploy, and operate their hybrid cloud applications consistently across Azure and Azure Stack, ensuring a cohesive and reliable workplace operating off an integrated system of software and validated hardware.
If you want to find out more how technology stacks influence your business, or how to efficiently integrate into the cloud, get in touch with MOQdigital today. Our advice, integration and operational services allow our customers to achieve business goals faster while getting the most out of their technology investments.