As organizations priorities changes to go for off-shore work, take advantage of cloud computing, relying on an effective multi-cloud, multi-edge hybrid approach is even more important than it has ever been.

Julia White Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure, announces “Today, we are announcing more innovation with Azure Arc”. Azure Arc enabled data services is now in preview and Azure Arc enabled servers is now generally available.

Azure Arc makes it easy to run greenfield applications packaged and deployed as containers.

Customers can now take advantage of the latest Azure managed database innovation, such as staying always current with evergreen SQL, elastic scale, and a unified data management experience, regardless of whether it’s running in Azure, running in their datacenter, or running in a different public cloud. And, these data services work in both connected and disconnected modes.”

Businesses can now seamlessly integrate their existing VMware environments with Azure as Azure VMware Solution is now generally available. Availability run compute and AI at the Edge is also available with new edge capabilities such as Azure SQL Edge, Azure Stack Edge and Azure Sphere.

Azure SQL Edge is an efficient and reliable relational database engine aimed for Internet of Things (IoT) and IoT Edge deployments.

Azure Stack Edge acts as a cloud storage gateway and enables easy data transfers to Azure, while retaining local access to files.

Azure Sphere is a highly secured, high-level Linux based platform (Operating System) with built-in communication and security features for internet-connected devices.