Solution brief

F5 solutions for HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack

Microsoft Azure in the data center

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack offers an on-premises instance of a Microsoft Azure Stack, which is an on-premises extension of Microsoft Azure public cloud. Azure Stack is fully compatible with Azure development and deployment tools.
It is co-engineered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft, and incorporates compute, storage, and networking in an Azure on-premises instance. HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack enables a hybrid cloud solution that is fully consistent with Azure public cloud services. This approach delivers the speed, agility, and simplicity of a public cloud with the cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and data sovereignty characteristics of an on-premises cloud.

Enterprise challenges

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack has proven itself in the enterprise. However, some users wish to take the solution even further by addressing challenges they face, including achieving high availability (HA) for the solution stack and improving security countermeasures. For example, Azure Stack can be vulnerable to volumetric attacks, which can affect performance and reliability. As is, the stack also requires its own dedicated login. This requirement creates potential security risks while reducing end-user productivity.