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Microsoft Azure : The cloud for modern business



Why Azure?


Microsoft Azure: Cloud Computing Platform and Services

  • Move faster
  • Save Money
  • Integrate on-premises apps and data
  • 57% of Fortune 500 companies already use Azure.


What is Azure?

IaaS + PaaS + SaaS = Microsoft Azure

Our app. Our framework. Our Platform. All welcome.

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services – analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web – for moving faster, achieving more and saving money.


Get more done

Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things apps faster, using skills we already have and technologies we already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.


Use an open and flexible platform

Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Run Linux containers with Docker integration; build apps with JavaScript, Python, .NET, PHP, Java and Node.js; build back-ends for iOS, Android and Windows devices. Azure supports the same technologies millions of developers and IT professionals already rely on and trust.


Extend your existing IT

Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacentre and the cloud. Not Azure, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions and data residency and encryption features — so our assets stay right where we need them. We can even run Azure in our own datacentre with Azure Stack. Azure hybrid cloud solutions give us the best of both worlds: more IT options, less complexity and cost.


Scale as you need, pay as you go

Azure’s pay-as-you-go services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so we only pay for what we use. Per-minute billing and a commitment to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services like compute, storage and bandwidth mean we are always getting unbeatable price for performance.


Protect your data

We know some organisations are still wary of the cloud. That is why Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of our data. We were the first cloud provider recognized by the European Union’s data protection authorities for our commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws. Microsoft was also the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018. We also launched Azure Government, a stand-alone version of Azure designed to meet the rigorous compliance requirements of U.S. public agencies.


Run your apps anywhere

Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacentres across 22 regions—more countries and regions than Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud combined. This fast-growing global footprint gives us lots of options for running applications and ensuring great customer performance. Azure is also the first multinational cloud provider in mainland China.


Make smarter decisions

Azure’s predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics, are redefining business intelligence. Make smarter decisions, improve customer service and uncover new business possibilities from our structured, unstructured and streaming Internet of Things data.


Rely on a trusted cloud

From small dev-test projects to global product launches, Azure is engineered to handle any workload. More than 57 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on Azure, which offers enterprise grade SLAs on services, 24/7 tech support and round-the-clock service health monitoring.


From broadcasting the Olympics to building massively multiplayer online games, Azure customers are doing some amazing things. Here are more things we can do:

  • Build and deploy modern, cross platform web and mobile applications
  • Store, backup and recover our data in the cloud
  • Run our enterprise applications on Azure
  • Run large scale compute jobs and perform powerful predictive analytics
  • Encode, store and stream audio and video at scale
  • Build intelligent products and services leverging Internet of Things services


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