Access cloud compute capacity, virtualisation and scale on demand—and only pay for the resources you use
Whether you are building new applications or deploying existing ones, Azure compute provides the infrastructure you need to run your apps. Tap in to compute capacity in the cloud and scale on demand. Containerise your applications, deploy Windows and Linux virtual machines (VMs) and take advantage of flexible options for migrating VMs to Azure. With comprehensive support for hybrid environments, deploy how and where you want to. Azure compute also includes a full-fledged identity solution, so you gain managed end-point protection and Active Directory support which helps secure access to on-premises and cloud apps. Deploy great apps and save with pay-as-you-go pricing, and the Azure Hybrid Benefit.
Find the compute product you need
|If you want to...||Use this|
|Provision Linux and Windows virtual machines in seconds with the configurations of your choice||Virtual Machines|
|Achieve high availability by autoscaling to create thousands of VMs in minutes||Virtual Machine Scale Sets|
|Quickly create cloud apps for web and mobile with fully managed platform||App Service|
|Accelerate app development using an event-driven, serverless architecture||Functions|
|Simplify the deployment, management and operations of Kubernetes with a fully managed service||Azure Container Service (AKS)|
|Containerise apps and easily run containers with a single command||Container Instances|
|Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management with the ability to scale to tens, hundreds or thousands of virtual machines||Batch|
|Develop microservices and orchestrate containers on Windows and Linux||Service Fabric|
|Create highly available, scalable cloud applications and APIs which help you focus on apps instead of hardware||Cloud Services|
Customers are doing great things with Azure compute products
Powering risk compute grids in the cloud
"I can now manage 750 machines in Azure on weekdays and a thousand on weekends. Plus an extra 300 production machines on-prem. And that’s all done by one person."
E-commerce challenger eyes the top spot, runs on the Microsoft cloud
"Being able to leverage so many off-the-shelf services and tools from Azure enabled us to go from zero to a full- fledged e-commerce marketplace in just about 12 months."
Cybersecurity ISV re-architects with microservices to catch more bad guys
"By re-architecting our platform using microservices and containers, we can scale much faster and more easily."
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Roadmap for compute in Azure
10 April 2018
You can now enable backup of virtual machines while creating them from the Azure portal.
10 April 2018
Azure Backup now supports backup and restore of Azure virtual machines encrypted using Bitlocker Encryption Key(BEK) for managed or unmanaged disks.
26 September 2017
The New premium tier from Azure App Service is now generally available.