What is Azure?
Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy and manage applications through our global network of data centres. With Azure, you get the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications and frameworks of your choice.
Deploy anywhere with your choice of tools
Choose how you deploy Azure – connecting cloud and on-premises with consistent hybrid cloud capabilities and using open-source technologies – for maximum portability and value from your existing investments.
Connect on-premises data and apps
Azure offers hybrid consistency everywhere: in application development, management and security, identity management and across the data platform.
Extend the cloud on-premises
Extend Azure to your data centre with Azure Stack, and build innovative hybrid apps across the cloud and on-premises. Use the same APIs, DevOps tools, portal and Marketplace content.
See how customers are building and deploying with flexibility
Protect your business with the most trusted cloud
90% of Fortune 500 companies trust the Microsoft Cloud, and so can you. Azure helps to protect your assets through a rigorous methodology and focus on security, privacy, compliance and transparency.
Achieve global scale, in local regions
Extend your global reach with the cloud service that offers more countries and regions than any other provider. Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed data centres across 42 announced regions.
Detect and mitigate threats
Get a central view of all your Azure resources. Azure Security Center helps you to prevent, detect and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of all your Azure resources.
Rely on the most trusted cloud
Trust the cloud that offers the most comprehensive compliance coverage with 50 compliance offerings. Azure has been recognised as the most trusted cloud for US government institutions, including a FedRAMP High authorisation that covers 18 Azure services.
More certification than any other cloud provider
Accelerate app innovation
Build simple to complex projects within a consistent portal experience using deeply integrated cloud services, so you can rapidly develop, deploy and manage your apps.
Build apps quickly and easily
Whether you’re building internet-scale applications or simple mobile apps, develop and iterate faster and easier using the integrated tools, APIs and analytics in Azure.
Manage apps proactively
Use the Azure portal, Application Insights and the Operations Management Suite to gain insights that help you to quickly monitor, iterate, and manage your apps and systems.
Deliver mobile apps seamlessly
Build mobile apps faster for any popular form factor and operating system using continuous development and DevOps tools such as Xamarin.
See how customers are accelerating app innovation
Power decisions and apps with insights
Uncover business insights with advanced analytics and data services for both traditional and new data sources. Detect anomalies, predict behaviours and recommend actions for your business.
Predict and respond proactively
Make smarter decisions and uncover new possibilities from your structured, unstructured and streaming Internet of Things data using predictive analytics services, such as Machine Learning.
Support your strategy with any data
Draw insights from multiple data sources – including ERP and CRM systems, web and big data – and integrate your apps with tools you use every day such as Power BI and Microsoft Excel.