About Azure Stack

Azure Stack is an extension of the Azure global public cloud platform. It brings the agility and fast-paced innovation of public cloud computing to in-country public hosted and hybrid environments.


Create Windows or Linux virtual machines in minutes and use them for development, testing or running production applications. Use Extensions (small applications) for post deployment automation tasks on your virtual machines. Software defined networking features enable you to provision virtual networks, network security groups (virtual firewalls), define firewall rules, configure load balancers for incoming traffic across your virtual machines and much more!


A range of storage solutions are also available to suit your needs. Use Blobs for storing unstructured data, Tables – a flexible NoSQL database or Queues for storing sets of messages. You can even use Key Vault for securely storing encryption keys.


But this is just a start and CCL will be continually evolving our services offering on this platform.

In This Section

About Azure Stack

The CloudCreator portal is the launching point for all users. It allows you to:

  • Subscribe to Azure Stack
  • Access public Azure Stack
  • View and control your resources
  • View your Azure Stack tenancy details (Status - Enabled/Disabled/Deleted).

Getting Started

To get started with Azure Stack, you will need to:

  • set up an Azure Active Directory (AAD) subscription with Global Admin rights, and
  • subscribe to Azure Stack through the CloudCreator portal.


For detailed steps on how to do this, see Subscribe to Azure Stack

Features of Azure Stack

The current features of Azure Stack include:


Feature Description
Compute Windows and Linux Virtual Machines on demand.
  • Blobs for storage of unstructured data
  • Tables - NoSQL key/value store, and
  • Queues allowing cloud software to communicate via messages.
Software Defined Networking
  • Virtual Networks that allow creation of isolated networks in the cloud.
  • Load balancers (layer4) that distribute incoming traffic among healthy virtual machines.
  • VPN gateway to enable connections among virtual networks.
Network Security Group

A virtual firewall that controls inbound and outbound network traffic for virtual machines (via their network interface) and subnets, using Network security rules.

Public IP Addresses Dynamic or static IP address that can be assigned to virtual machines, load balancers and virtual network gateways.
Security Key Vault for securely storing encryption keys

Backup and restore with:

App Service

Create Web and API applications without the need to install operating systems or configure web hosting software. This integrated service lets you compose various components such as websites and RESTful APIs into a single solution. See App Service to find out more.


Run small pieces of code, or 'functions' in the cloud. This serverless compute service allows code to be run on-demand, without having to explicitly provision or manage infrastructure. Functions can be used to run a script or a piece of code in response to a variety of events. See Functions to find out more.

SQL Database

SQL Database is a relational database-as-a-service (DBaas) which allows you to quickly stand up a Microsoft SQL 2016 on SQL Database, without having to set up infrastructure or manage virtual machines and software updates. See SQL Database to find out more.

Future Releases

Future releases of Azure Stack will include these features:

  • App Service
  • Functions
  • SQL Database
  • My SQL
  • Additional Microsoft released features

Find Out More about Azure Stack

For detailed information about everything related to Azure Stack, explore the Microsoft Azure Stack website. This site is updated regularly so check back often.





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