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Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services – analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web – for moving faster, achieving more and saving money. Here’s what you can do with Azure…

Get more done

Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know.

What is Azure? The best cloud service from Microsoft
Use your existing operating system with one of the best cloud services: Microsoft Azure

Use an open and flexible cloud service platform

Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Run Linux containers with Docker integration; build apps with JavaScript, Python, .NET, PHP, Java and Node.js; build back-ends for iOS, Android and Windows devices. Azure cloud service supports the same technologies that millions of developers and IT professionals already rely on and trust.

Extend your existing IT

Some cloud providers make you choose between your data centre and the cloud. Not Azure, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features, so that your assets stay right where you need them. And with Azure Stack, you can bring the Azure model of application development and deployment to your data centre. Azure hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds: more IT options, less complexity and cost. That's why it's one of the best cloud computing services available.

What is Azure? An open and flexible cloud service platform
The best cloud service from Microsoft that scales as you go

Scale when you need to, pay as you go

Azure’s ‘Pay as you go’ services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use. Per-minute billing and a commitment to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services such as compute, storage and bandwidth mean that you're always getting unbeatable prices for performance.

Protect your data

We know some organisations are still wary of the cloud. That’s why Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data. We were the first cloud provider recognised by the European Union’s data protection authorities for our commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws. Microsoft was also the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018. We also launched Azure Government, a stand-alone version of Azure designed to meet the rigorous compliance requirements of US public agencies.

Protect your data with Microsoft Azure, one of the best cloud services
What is Azure? A cloud service platform that you can run from anywhere

Run your apps anywhere

As the best cloud service from Microsoft, Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed data centres across 32 regions – that's more countries and regions than Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud combined. This fast-growing global footprint gives you lots of options for running applications and ensuring great customer performance. Azure is also the first multinational cloud provider in mainland China.

Make smarter decisions

Azure’s predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics, are redefining business intelligence. Make smarter decisions, improve customer service and uncover new business possibilities from your structured, unstructured and streaming Internet of Things data.

Make smarter decisions with cloud service tools
What is Azure? A trusted cloud service

Rely on a trusted cloud service

Unsure about which cloud service provider to choose? From small dev-test projects to global product launches, Azure is engineered to handle any workload. More than 66 per cent of Fortune 500 companies rely on Azure, which offers enterprise-grade SLAs on services, 24/7 tech support and round-the-clock service health monitoring. Customers include Skanska, Heineken, 3M, Dyson, Paul Smith, Mazda, GE Healthcare, Trek, McKesson, Milliman, Towers Watson, NBC Sports, TVB and many, many more.

From broadcasting the Olympics to building massively multiplayer online games, Azure customers are doing some amazing things. Here are more things you can do:

Build and deploy modern, cross-platform web and mobile applications

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Store, back up and recover your data in the cloud

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Run your enterprise applications on Azure

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Run large scale compute jobs and perform powerful predictive analytics

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Encode, store and stream audio and video at scale

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Build intelligent products and services leveraging Internet of Things services

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See how these partners use Microsoft Azure

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Learn how Citrix simplifies IT with Microsoft Azure to respond to user demand faster.

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