Azure Arc and the Azure control plane enables Cloud Solutions Architects to build hybrid and mutlicloud architectures. Taking advantage of the Azure control plane to manage infrastructure and allows to deploy Azure services anywhere. This allows customers to build cloud solutions and applications architectures consistently, independent of where the application is running.
Azure Arc Overview
In this blog post, we will have a look at Azure Arc for Cloud Solutions Architects. Azure Arc allows you to extend Azure management and Azure services to anywhere. Meaning that you can deploy, manage and govern resources running across hybrid and multi cloud environments, and bring services such as Azure SQL Database and Azure PostgreSQL Hyperscale to your on-premise datacenter, edge location, or other cloud providers. Since Azure Arc can help in many different scenarios.
Azure Arc simplifies governance and management by delivering a consistent multi-cloud and on-premises management platform. Azure Arc enables you to manage your entire environment, with a single pane of glass, by projecting your existing resources into Azure Resource Manager. You can now manage virtual machines, Kubernetes clusters, and databases as if they are running in Azure. Regardless of where they live, you can use familiar Azure services and management capabilities. Azure Arc enables you to continue using traditional ITOps, while introducing DevOps practices to support new cloud-native patterns in your environment.
Azure Arc Architecture Single Control Plane
This provides you with a single control plane for your hybrid and multicloud environment.
Azure Arc for Cloud Solutions Architects
Let's have a look at some key Azure Arc scenarios for Cloud Solutions Architects.
Use the Azure Portal to gain central visibility
In hybrid and multicloud environments, it can be difficult for Cloud Solutions Architects to get a central view of all the resources they need to manage. Some of these resources are running in Azure, some on-premises, branch offices, or even at other cloud providers. By connecting resources to the Azure Resource Manager using Azure Arc, Security Engineers can get central visibility of a wide range of resources, including Windows and Linux servers, SQL server, Kubernetes clusters, and Azure services running in Azure and outside of Azure.
Azure Arc and Azure resources in the Azure Portal