Confidence in the trusted cloud

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More certifications than any other cloud provider

Microsoft understands that to realize 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 then 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 like 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 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 and safeguards user access to the Azure environment and helps keep customer data secure. With Azure Security Center, Azure is 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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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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"At e-Share, we handle the most sensitive data shared by the world’s largest companies and government organizations—everything from PHI medical records to ITAR nuclear information. Our customers place that level of trust in us because we create best-in-class solutions built on our trust in Azure."

Nicholas Stamos: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, e-Share

Why Azure is the right choice


Azure has more than 100 services with great end-to-end tools to make you successful.


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


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