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Provision Windows and Linux virtual machines in minutes
Azure Virtual Machines lets you deploy a Windows Server or Linux image in the cloud. You can select images from a marketplace or use your own customized images.
Create web and mobile apps for any platform and any device
Azure App Service lets you create apps faster with a one-of-a kind cloud service to quickly and easily create enterprise-ready web and mobile apps for any platform or device and deploy them on a scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure.
Managed relational SQL Database-as-a-service
Azure SQL Database is a relational database service that lets you rapidly create, extend, and scale relational applications into the cloud.
Durable, highly available, and massively scalable cloud storage
Azure Storage offers non-relational data storage including Blob Storage, Table Storage, Queue Storage, and Files.
Create highly available, infinitely scalable cloud applications and APIs
Azure Cloud Services removes the need to manage server infrastructure. With web and worker roles, it lets you quickly build, deploy, and manage modern applications.
Managed NoSQL document database-as-a-service
Azure DocumentDB is a fully-managed NoSQL document database service that offers querying and transaction-processing over schema-free data, predictable and reliable performance, and rapid development.
Synchronize on-premises directories and enable single sign-on
Azure Active Directory provides identity management and access control for your cloud applications. To simply user access to cloud applications, you can synchronize on-premises identities, and enable single sign-on. Azure Active Directory comes in 3 editions: Free, Basic, and Premium.
Simple and reliable server backup to the cloud
On your corporate laptops, Azure Backup protects Windows client data and shared files and folders. In your datacenter, integrated with System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM), Backup protects Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, SQL Server, Hyper-V virtual machines, and other applications.
“Microsoft continues to rewrite the company's playbook with its Azure platform, and unorthodox partners, supported technologies, and interoperability have become the mantra for Azure and, increasingly, for Microsoft overall.”
- Azure Expands Application Support Options, IDC, Oct 5, 2015