ArcGIS Enterprise on Microsoft Azure allows you to deploy an ArcGIS Server site, ArcGIS Enterprise, and ArcGIS Desktop clients on Microsoft Azure virtual machines.
The advantages of deploying on Microsoft Azure include the following:
- You don't have to maintain hardware infrastructure.
- You can create or remove sites as demand requires.
Deploy ArcGIS Enterprise on Microsoft Azure from images on Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Use ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder for Microsoft Azure with these images and your ArcGIS licenses to deploy the following:
- ArcGIS Enterprise: Use Cloud Builder to deploy the base ArcGIS Enterprise stack, which includes Portal for ArcGIS, a GIS Server site to be used as the portal's hosting server, and a relational and tile cache data store (ArcGIS Data Store) is configured with the hosting server.
- Additional federated ArcGIS Server sites: Add one or more ArcGIS Server sites to your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment to fill a specific functional role.
- A stand-alone ArcGIS Server site: If you'll be publishing features, maps, or geoprocessing tools from an on-premises ArcMap client to an ArcGIS Server site on Azure, you can create a stand-alone GIS Server site. If you'll be publishing imagery from an on-premises ArcMap client, create an ArcGIS Image Server on Azure.
- ArcGIS Desktop: Create virtual machines on Azure that contain ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap. You can use these clients to connect to data you have stored in Azure and publish to your ArcGIS Enterprise portal and ArcGIS Server sites in Azure.
You'll need a Microsoft Azure subscription and ArcGIS licenses to deploy these. When you deploy, you can choose different sizes for virtual machines and other components. You can use the Microsoft Azure pricing calculator to help determine costs of using various Azure components.
For further information on the deployment scenarios described above, see What is ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder for Microsoft Azure.