Run your Windows Server workloads on Azure
Add cloud capabilities that help you innovate quickly and efficiently using your current skills and familiar IT and development tools.
Get three years of free security updates
Extended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on 14 January 2020. Manage your end-of-support transition with Azure and receive three more years of security updates at no additional charge.
* Does not include Software Assurance cost. Sample annual cost comparison of two D2V3 Windows Server VMs. Savings based two D2V3 VMs in US West 2 Region running 744 hours/month for 12 months; Base compute rate at SUSE Linux Enterprise rate for US West 2. Azure pricing as of 24 April 2018. Price subject to change. The 80% saving is based on the combined cost of Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server and 3-year Azure Reserved Instance. Actual savings may vary based on location, instance type or usage.
Extend your on-premises data centre or migrate Windows Server workloads
Use Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to quickly set up powerful and flexible Windows Server compute, storage and networking in the cloud. Extend your on-premises data centre to Azure for hybrid scenarios with Active Directory, backup, disaster recovery and cloud storage. Run SQL Server, SharePoint or any app on Windows Server virtual machines (VMs) in Azure.
Build intelligent apps on the cloud, using familiar development tools
Improve computing density and gain agility by moving your existing .NET applications into containers and transferring them to the cloud. Most of the time, you won’t have to change your code. Find the Microsoft tools you already use, such as PowerShell, Visual Studio, Active Directory, virtual machines, containers and open-source services – all in one place. Once your apps are on Azure, discover new development possibilities through innovative cloud capabilities, including insights, analytics and machine learning.
Stay compliant with built-in, multi-layer security features
Get powerful security – from your operating system to the cloud. Combine the built-in security features of Windows Server 2016 with Azure, where you’ll find the most compliance solutions of any public cloud. If you’re currently running Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2, get three more years of security support to keep your workloads secure and upgrade when you’re ready. Get monitoring and threat protection on-premises and in the cloud with Azure Security Center.
Join customers doing great things with Windows Server on Azure
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