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Access cloud compute capacity, virtualization, and scale on demand—and only pay for the resources you use

Whether you’re building new applications or deploying existing ones, Azure compute provides the infrastructure you need to run your apps. Tap in to compute capacity in the cloud and scale on demand. Containerize your applications, deploy Windows and Linux virtual machines (VMs), and take advantage of flexible options for migrating VMs to Azure. With comprehensive support for hybrid environments, deploy how and where you want to. Azure compute also includes a full-fledged identity solution, so you gain managed end-point protection, and Active Directory support that helps secure access to on-premises and cloud apps. Deploy great apps and save with pay-as-you-go pricing, and the Azure Hybrid Benefit.

Find the compute product you need

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Provision Linux and Windows virtual machines in seconds with the configurations of your choice Virtual Machines
Achieve high availability by autoscaling to create thousands of VMs in minutes Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Simplify the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes with a fully managed service Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Accelerate app development using an event-driven, serverless architecture Functions
Develop microservices and orchestrate containers on Windows and Linux Service Fabric
Quickly create cloud apps for web and mobile with fully managed platform App Service
Containerize apps and easily run containers with a single command Container Instances
Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management with the ability to scale to tens, hundreds, or thousands of virtual machines Batch
Create highly available, scalable cloud applications and APIs that help you focus on apps instead of hardware Cloud Services

Customers are doing great things with Azure compute products

Powering risk compute grids in the cloud

"I can now manage 750 machines in Azure on weekdays and a thousand on weekends. Plus an extra 300 production machines on-prem. And that’s all done by one person."
Robert Griffiths, Director

E-commerce challenger eyes the top spot, runs on the Microsoft cloud

"Being able to leverage so many off-the-shelf services and tools from Azure enabled us to go from zero to a full- fledged e-commerce marketplace in just about 12 months."
Mike Hanrahan, CTO

Cybersecurity ISV re-architects with microservices to catch more bad guys

"By re-architecting our platform using microservices and containers, we can scale much faster and more easily."
Dekel Shavit, Director of Operations and Chief Information Security Officer

Roadmap for compute in Azure

Integration of Azure Backup into VM create experience

April 10, 2018

You can now enable backup of virtual machines while creating them from the Azure portal.

  • Now available
  • Backup

Azure Backup now supports BEK encrypted Azure virtual machines

April 10, 2018

Azure Backup now supports backup and restore of Azure virtual machines encrypted using Bitlocker Encryption Key(BEK) for managed or unmanaged disks.

  • Now available
  • Backup

Azure App Service new premium tier

September 26, 2017

The New premium tier from Azure App Service is now generally available.

  • Now available
  • App Service