Application Hosting

Global scale, powerful capabilities

Azure delivers global scalability, an open and flexible platform, and powerful capabilities to provide everything you need to host modern applications in the cloud.

Adopt the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and take advantage of the scalability, flexibility, and powerful capabilities of Azure. With Azure, you enjoy the same massive scalability as popular global apps like Xbox Live. You gain the flexibility to choose the solution that’s right for you—whether that’s bringing existing applications to Azure, building new multi-tier applications in the cloud, or developing a global website. You can securely connect your cloud apps to on-premises assets, and you get the flexibility to choose the operating system, language, tools, and frameworks you want. Take advantage of powerful platform capabilities like the ability to scale each application tier independently; access to robust data services; and solutions for building media, mobile, and web applications at global scale. With Azure, you get everything you need to host modern applications in the cloud.

Build it or bring it, we run it

Whether you're creating new applications or running existing ones, Azure provides on-demand infrastructure that scales and adapts to your changing business needs. Bring your Windows or Linux-based applications and run them on Azure Virtual Machines. Create new modern applications that take advantage of platform services that provide automatic operating system and service patching, network load balancing, resiliency to hardware failure, and a deployment model that enables you to update your apps without downtime. Scale up or scale down as needed for a wide range of app hosting scenarios, and only pay for what you use.

"We were able to just pick up our SQL installs, move them over to Azure VMs, and pick up where we left off."

—Adam Salvo
DevOps Manager, Trek

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You choose the stack

Azure enables you to use any operating system, language, framework, or tool to build applications. Features and services are exposed using open REST protocols. The Azure client libraries are available for multiple programming languages and are released as open source on GitHub.

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Securely host hybrid apps

Azure provides the flexibility to build applications based on infrastructure and platform services, while also securely connecting to on-premises assets. You no longer have to choose between on-premises and the cloud, or between infrastructure services and platform services. With Azure, you can do both while also ensuring secure access to cloud resources through identity services, access control, and industry standard protocols such as IPSec and SSL.

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Powerful solutions for media, mobile, and web

Web

Azure offers secure and flexible development, deployment, and scaling options for any sized web application. Leverage your existing tools to create and deploy applications without the hassle of managing infrastructure. Azure offers reliable, enterprise grade infrastructure to securely host web sites with high availability by default.

Mobile

Azure makes it fast and easy to build mobile apps that scale. Within minutes, you can store data in the cloud, authenticate users, and push notifications to millions of devices. With native SDKs for Windows Phone and Windows Store, Android, Apple iOS, and HTML5, Azure Mobile Services lets you reach every user on every platform.

Media

With Media Services, you can rapidly build and deploy end-to-end media workflows that reach a global audience on Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Xbox and more. Publish once and stream media to all devices and platforms—web, Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, IPTVs, game consoles, and more.

Rich data services

Azure provides the right solution for your data needs, from SQL database to blobs to tables. Leverage existing skills and gain the scalability and flexibility using any of the Azure data services with your application. Bring data in its original form, and mix and match across a variety of data services for innovative, modern application designs. Azure data services offer a consistent experience with relational and non-relational data, big or small. Enjoy more choices without making tradeoffs.

 

Host your application with these powerful solutions

Web applications

Create, Publish, Scale

Azure offers secure and flexible development, deployment and scaling options for any sized Web application. Leverage your existing tools to create and deploy applications without the hassle of managing infrastructure.

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Mobile Apps

Cloud-connect your app

Azure makes it fast and easy to build mobile apps that scale. Within minutes, you can store data in the cloud, authenticate users, and push notifications to millions of devices.

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Infrastructure

You bring it, we run it

Azure provides on-demand infrastructure that scales and adapts to your changing business needs. Whether you're creating new applications or running existing ones, we provide the best price-for-performance and end-to-end support.

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Dev and test

Develop and test applications faster

Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises.

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