What is Azure?

Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

Always up. Always on.

Azure delivers a 99.95% compute SLA and enables you to build and run highly available applications without focusing on the infrastructure. It provides automatic OS and service patching, built in network load balancing and resiliency to hardware failure. It supports a deployment model that enables you to upgrade your application without downtime.

Open

Azure enables you to use any 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 under an open source license and hosted on GitHub.

Unlimited servers. Unlimited storage.

Azure enables you to easily scale your applications to any size. It is a fully automated self-service platform that allows you to provision resources within minutes. Elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs. You only pay for the resources your application uses. Azure is available in multiple datacenters around the world, enabling you to deploy your applications close to your customers.

Powerful Capabilities

Azure delivers a flexible cloud platform that can satisfy any application need. It enables you to reliably host and scale out your application code within compute roles. You can store data using relational SQL databases, NoSQL table stores, and unstructured blob stores, and optionally use Hadoop and business intelligence services to data-mine it. You can take advantage of Azure’s robust messaging capabilities to enable scalable distributed applications, as well as deliver hybrid solutions that run across a cloud and on-premises enterprise environment. Azure’s distributed caching and CDN services allow you to reduce latency and deliver great application performance anywhere in the world.

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Solutions

Azure

Unlimited Possibilities

Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

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Virtual Machines

You bring it, we run it

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

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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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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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Media

Ingest, Encode, Stream

Azure Media Services allows you to build scalable, cost effective, end-to-end media distribution solutions that can stream media to Adobe Flash, Android, iOS, Windows, and other devices and platforms.

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Storage, Backup, and Recovery

Gain peace of mind

Azure provides scalable, durable cloud storage, backup, and recovery solutions for any data. It works with the infrastructure you already have to cost-effectively enhance your business continuity strategy and provide storage required by your cloud applications.

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Identity & Access Management

Enterprise cloud directory

Azure Active Directory delivers an enterprise ready cloud identity service enabling a single sign-on experience across cloud and on-premises applications. It allows multi-factor authentication for added security and compliance.

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Big Data

New Insights. Unlocked.

Reveal new insights and drive better decision making with Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop. Surface those insights from all types of data to business users through Microsoft Excel.

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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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