As We’re living in a Multi-Cloud World which is Growing Applications, Databases, Virtual Machines, Serverless and Containers. at the same time, customer environments are increasingly complex Multi-Cloud Environment Microsoft Azure AWS and Google Cloud
With Azure Arc you can simplify complex and distributed environments across on-premises, edge, and multicloud. Azure Arc helps you extend Azure management to any infrastructure and enables deployment of Azure data services anywhere
Azure Arc enables cloud-native Azure management across any infrastructure and also allows you to run Azure data services to be deployed anywhere. It includes hybrid server management, Kubernetes and Azure data services
Why Azure Arc
Using Azure Arc will help you to unifying Orchestration & Governance in Multi-cloud Deployments & enables deployment of Azure services anywhere and extends Azure management to any infrastructure and cloud such as Amazon, Google
Features of Azure Arc
Azure Arc enabled servers
which is allows you to manage machines which are outside of Azure Non-Azure machine when connected to Azure, it becomes a Connected Machine - A resource in Azure Connected Machine has a Resource ID
Governance and security
Role-based access control
Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes
You can attach and configure Kubernetes clusters inside or outside of Azure. When a Kubernetes cluster is attached to Azure Arc, it will appear in the Azure portal. It will have an Azure Resource Manager ID and a managed identity. Clusters are attached to standard Azure subscriptions, are located in a resource group, and can receive tags just like any other Azure resource.
Azure Arc enabled SQL server
Use Azure Portal to register and track the inventory of your SQL Server instances across on-premises and multi-cloud in a from the portal
You can use Azure Security Center to produce a comprehensive report of vulnerabilities in SQL Servers and get advanced, real-time security alerts for threats to SQL Servers and the OS and Investigate threats in SQL Servers using Azure Sentinel.
Periodically assess SQL Server environment to receive actionable health guidance.
Azure Arc control plane functionality is offered at no additional cost meanwhile, Any Azure service that is used on Arc enabled servers, for example Azure Security Center or Azure Monitor, will be charged as per the pricing for that service. For more information, see Azure pricing page.
Mohammad Al Rousan is a Microsoft MVP (Azure), Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE) in Cloud Platform & Azure DevOps & Infrastructure, An active community blogger and speaker.
Al Rousan has over 8 years of professional experience in IT Infrastructure and very passionate about Microsoft technologies and products.
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