Announced in November 2019 at the Ignite conference, Azure Arc has become the cornerstone of Microsoft’s hybrid and multi-cloud strategy.

With Arc, customers can bring existing infrastructure running on-premises or other public cloud environments into Azure’s fold. Once registered, they can manage virtual machines and Kubernetes clusters deployed in Azure, on-premises environments and even non-Azure cloud platforms.

One of Arc’s key capabilities is running a subset of Azure data services in Kubernetes clusters registered with Arc. Branded as Azure Arc enabled data services, the service supports running Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure PostgreSQL Hyperscale in on-premises data centers, multi-cloud and the edge.

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