What is Azure?

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organisation meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favourite tools and frameworks.

It’s the cloud for all

We believe that the success made possible by the cloud must be accessible to every business and every organisation – small and large, old and new.

Why Azure is the right choice

Productive

Reduce marketing cycles by delivering features faster with more than 100 end-to-end services.

Hybrid

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

Intelligent

Create intelligent apps using powerful data and artificial intelligence services.

Trusted

Join start-ups, governments and 95 per cent of Fortune 500 businesses who run on the Microsoft Cloud today.

90+

compliance offerings – the largest portfolio in the industry

54

global Azure regions – more than any cloud service provider

95%

of Fortune 500 companies trust their business on the Microsoft Cloud

It’s solutions that do the work for you

Find answers to the business challenges you face with an Azure solution that brings together everything you need – related products, services and third-party applications. From DevOps to business analytics to the Internet of Things, you’ll be up and running quickly with a scalable, cost-effective solution that works with your existing investments.

Companies doing great things with Azure

“We did look at different platforms, including Azure, Google, Amazon, and VMware. If we wanted to put the whole city in the cloud, we needed Azure.”

Chris McMasters, Chief Information Officer, City of Corona, CA, US

Why choose Azure over AWS?

City of Corona

Photo of Corona, CA by sergei.gussev / CC by 4.0

Asos

Creating better experiences for 15.4 million customers worldwide

ASOS, a top online fashion retailer, delivered a more personalised, mobile-first experience with Azure.

Daimler

Onboarding developers in hours instead of weeks

Daimler AG quickly attracts and onboards top talent to innovate faster using the Azure development environment.

McKesson

Providing a compliant analytics service for healthcare

After assessing multiple options, McKesson chose Azure to offer their customers cloud-based healthcare analytics.

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