Natalie Bluhm: What technologies exist that are alternatives to Active Directory®?
Is there a hosted alternative to Active Directory?
By hosted, we mean is there an Active Directory in the cloud or Active Directory as a Service?
Isn’t Azure Active Directory a cloud version of Active Directory?
These are great questions, but unfortunately, there isn’t a formal product that is Active Directory as a service.
You can occasionally find providers that will do a hosted version of AD, but this is effectively just a server instance that has AD loaded onto it.
Let’s take a moment to look at why…