Microsoft Azure : Windows Azure Pack versus Azure Stack

During Ignite, the first glance of Azure Stack saw the light… A bit after that, Kristian Nese also posted some insights about the upcoming Azure Stack.

Though earlier this week, I was corrected when mentioning that “Azure Stack” was the new version of the “Windows Azure Pack”. Despite that it might be seen as the third version of this iteration, a lot has changed under the hood. I did some digging, and the InfoGraphic below is the result of my research.

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Though if you are wondering what to do if you’re looking to move towards your private cloud… Make your first transition to WAP now, as it’s still supported till 2017! The Azure Stack is part of the Windows 2016 release momentum, so it’s currently not available yet (and you should not expect it next week). Though, be aware that you should set it as your target goal once it has been released. It will be an experience that’s more aligned with the Azure Public Cloud and even extends the Private Cloud experience further to true Hybrid Cloud capabilities.

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