Microsoft publishes hardware requirements for Azure Stack

Mark Coppock

If you’re looking to build out your own Azure Stack implementation, then you’ll want to make sure that you design and source the right hardware. Microsoft has its own “Azure in your datacenter” vision, which it first introduced at Ignite 2015, and the company wants to make sure your experience is a good one. To that end, the Technet blog pushed out some information on the hardware you’ll need to make Azure hum.
You can watch the video to get an overview:

Here are the requirements, just in case you don’t have time to watch:
Azure Stack Hardware Requirements
Azure Stack hardware requirements.

There are some storage requirements as well:
Azure Stack Storage Requirements
Azure Stack storage requirements.

Microsoft doesn’t have a problem with whatever vendor you choose, but the company’s engineers do have two recommendations. According to them, the Dell R630 and HP DL 360 Gen 9 are solid choices.
So, there you have it. You’re one step closer to building your very own on premise Azure implementation.