Yesterday at its Ignite 2019 conference, Microsoft announced a series of tools to expand the security capabilities of its Azure and Microsoft 365 platforms.
First on the list is Azure Arc, which builds on Azure Stack and aims to extend Azure management and security to any infrastructure. Available in preview starting today, the new product extends Azure management capabilities to Linux and Windows servers, and Kubernetes clusters on infrastructures across on-premises, multi-cloud and edge.
Azure Arc aims to provide a unified management solution for multiple environments using capabilities such as Azure Resource Manager, Azure Shell, Azure Portal, API, and Azure Policy. It also allows developers to build containerized apps with the tools of their choice, while IT teams are assured that apps are deployed, configured, and managed uniformly.