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What is Azure?

The Azure cloud platform is more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life—to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Build, run and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice.

Trust your cloud

Get security from the ground up, backed by a team of experts and proactive compliance trusted by enterprises, governments and startups.

Operate hybrid seamlessly

On-premises, across multiple clouds and at the edge—we will meet you where you are. Integrate and manage your environments with services designed for hybrid cloud.

Build on your terms

With a commitment to open source and support for all languages and frameworks, build how you want and deploy where you want to.

Be future-ready

Continuous innovation from Microsoft supports your development today and your product visions for tomorrow.

Solutions 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 will be up and running quickly with a scalable, cost-effective solution that works with your existing investments.


Develop solutions for proactive, personalised healthcare.

Financial services

Better serve customers, empower employees and optimise risk management.


Build secure solutions to better serve and protect your citizens.


Deliver personal, seamless and differentiated experiences.


Respond quicker to customer feedback and market trends.

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

Why choose Azure over AWS?

City of Corona

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


Creating better experiences for 15.4 million customers worldwide

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


Onboarding developers in hours instead of weeks

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


Providing a compliant analytics service for healthcare

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


Take your first steps with Azure videos, demos and training.


Get answers to your questions from a Microsoft expert.


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