Confidence in the trusted cloud

Join start-ups, governments and 90 per cent of Fortune 500s that trust the Microsoft Cloud for security, privacy and transparency. Microsoft has the most compliance coverage of any cloud provider, unique data residency guarantees and is the industry leader for customer advocacy and privacy protection.

More certifications than any other cloud provider

Microsoft understands that to realise the benefits of the cloud, you must be able to trust the cloud. Microsoft has been leading the industry in establishing clear security and privacy requirements and consistently meeting these requirements. Azure meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2, as well as country-specific standards, such as Australia IRAP, UK G-Cloud and Singapore MTCS. Rigorous third-party audits, such as by the British Standards Institute, verify Azure’s adherence to the strict security controls these standards mandate.

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Security is embedded into Azure

Microsoft has leveraged its decades-long experience of building enterprise software and running some of the world’s largest online services to create industry-leading security technologies and practices. These help ensure that Azure infrastructure is resilient to attack, safeguards user access to the Azure environment and helps keep customer data secure through encrypted communications as well as threat management and mitigation practices, including regular penetration testing. And, Azure Security Center makes Azure the only public cloud to offer continuous security-health monitoring for your entire environment – across Azure, on premises and other public clouds.

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Privacy: you own and control your data

Our time-tested approach to privacy and data protection is grounded in our commitment to organisations’ ownership of and control over the collection, use and distribution of their information.

We strive to be transparent in our privacy practices, offer you meaningful privacy choices and responsibly manage the data we store and process. One measure of our commitment to the privacy of customer data is our adoption of the world’s first code of practice for cloud privacy, ISO/IEC 27018.

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Why Azure is the right choice


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Develop and deploy where you want, with the only consistent hybrid cloud on the market. Extend Azure on premises with Azure Stack.


Create intelligent apps that delight with data-driven experiences. Go quickly from concept to release with Azure data services and artificial intelligence, from image recognition to bot services.


Join start-ups, governments and 90 per cent of Fortune 500s that trust the Microsoft Cloud for security, privacy, transparency and the most compliance coverage of any cloud provider.

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