Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Achieve more with Azure IaaS

The advantages of Azure IaaS

Today’s businesses face significant challenges, from enabling remote work and responding to increased cyberattacks to managing reduced cash flow.

Take advantage of highly available, scalable and secure cloud infrastructure with Azure – and only pay for the resources that you use. Azure IaaS helps you:

  • Empower remote productivity with the best virtual desktop experience.
  • Deliver efficiency with unified security and management capabilities.
  • Save money by migrating to the cloud and getting more value from your existing investments.

8 ways in which Azure IaaS helps your organisation meet today’s challenges

See how to improve employee productivity, protect your data and networks, and reduce your IT expenses with Azure IaaS.


Empower remote work anywhere

Quickly deploy virtual desktops and apps, and securely connect to any resource to enable remote productivity.


Enable business continuity

Adopt simple, cost-effective cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions to avoid costly business disruptions.


Secure your organisation

Protect your workloads and networks with industry-leading intelligence and built-in security controls.


Efficiently run hybrid environments

Manage and govern servers, Kubernetes clusters, and apps across on-premises and multicloud from a single control plane.


Save money with migration

Migrate Windows Server, SQL and Linux workloads to the cloud to improve cash flow, reduce IT costs and increase operational efficiency.


Simplify and accelerate SAP migration

Bring the intelligence, security and reliability of Azure to your mission-critical SAP apps.


Modernise on-premises infrastructure

Consolidate on-premises apps on cloud-connected hyperconverged infrastructure – and get the best price performance.


Optimise workload costs

Monitor, analyse and forecast your Azure spend. Continuously optimise the cost of your Azure workloads with best practices for Azure resource management.

Get the most from your investments

Find out how other organisations have achieved significant cost savings and productivity gains by migrating to Azure IaaS. Read the 2019 Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study that Microsoft commissioned from Forrester Consulting to see how a composite organisation based on nine interviewed customers realised a saving of USD 10.3 million in on-premises infrastructure and staff costs over three years – resulting in a 478-per cent return on investment.

Customers are doing great things with Azure IaaS


Azure products and services to build your IaaS solutions


Access cloud compute capacity, virtualisation and scale on demand – and only pay for the resources you use.


Scale and secure cloud storage for your data, apps and workloads.


Connect your cloud and on-premises infrastructure securely on a global scale.


Protect your workloads and infrastructure with built-in security services and unparalleled intelligence.


Simplify, automate and optimise the management and compliance of your cloud resources.

Windows Virtual Desktop

Support Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and scale virtualised Windows desktops and apps.

Hybrid cloud solutions

Deliver innovation on-premises, in multicloud environments and at the edge.

High-performance computing (HPC)

Run your workloads with maximum performance, scalability and cost efficiency.

Windows Server on Azure

Take advantage of seamless hybrid operations, unmatched security and big cost savings by running Windows Server on Azure.

Linux on Azure

Conveniently run and manage your apps with your favourite Linux distribution on Azure.

SAP on Azure

Bring the intelligence, security and reliability of Azure to your SAP applications.

Azure VMware Solution

Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure and provision your environment within minutes.


Learn more about creating a secure, scalable, cost-effective strategy for your cloud infrastructure by reading these e-books.

Migrate to Azure IaaS with confidence

Make your cloud migration faster and easier with the Azure Migration Center. Find proven tools and processes to guide you in migrating your on-premises applications, workloads and databases to the cloud.

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