Announcing enhanced multicloud integration enabled by Azure Arc

Announcing enhanced multicloud integration enabled by Azure Arc

We are thrilled to announce a new set of capabilities for multicloud customers, making it easier than ever to manage cloud resources from a centralized platform. With the adaptive cloud approach enabled by Azure Arc, customers can quickly and easily access and manage their workloads across Azure and AWS through the multicloud connector, which is free to use!

Microsoft understands and supports customers who run workloads in multiple public clouds. Our goal is to make it easier for you to gain visibility and insights into all your workloads and to have a common set of management tools that you can leverage, saving you time and operational costs. Some customers are already taking advantage of Azure management services for multicloud resources via Azure Arc. With this new multicloud connector, we are making it easier to connect to other public clouds and support new multicloud capabilities in a lightweight manner.


What are the new multicloud capabilities?

With the multicloud connector, customers can benefit from the following features:

  • Inventory: Get an up-to-date, comprehensive view of your cloud assets across different cloud providers. Starting with a wide range of AWS services (EC2, S3, Lambda, and more), you can now gain insights into your Azure & AWS environments in a single pane of glass. The agentless inventory solution will periodically scan your AWS environment, project the discovered resources in AWS as Azure resources, including all of the AWS metadata like AWS tags. Now, you can easily view, query, and tag these resources from a centralized location.

  • Azure Arc onboarding: Automatically Arc-enable your existing and future EC2 instances so you can leverage Azure and Microsoft services, like Azure Monitor and Microsoft Defender. Through the multicloud connector, the Azure Arc agent will be automatically installed for machines that meet the pre-requisites

How do I get started?

You can easily set up the multicloud connector by following our getting started guide which provides step by step instructions on creating the connector and setting up the permissions on the AWS console.


What can I do after my connector is set up?

With the inventory offering, you can see and query for all of you AWS and Azure resources via Azure Resource Graph. Check out some example queries here.

For Azure Arc onboarding, you can apply the Azure management services on your EC2 instances that are Arc-enabled. Learn more here.


We are very excited about the new capabilities. Set up your multicloud connector now for free!  Please let us know if you have any questions by posting on the Azure Arc forum or via Microsoft support. Here is the mutlicloud capabilities technical documentation and check out this deep dive video for a demo:

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