Windows Server and SQL Server: Best on Azure

Discover why Azure is the best cloud for your Windows Server and SQL Server workloads

The cloud of choice for Windows Server and SQL Server

Take advantage of intelligent security, seamless hybrid capabilities, and unique cost savings options on Azure. Join the customers of all sizes who trust Azure for their Windows Server and SQL Server workloads—a recent Microsoft study found that enterprise customers considering cloud migration for Windows Server were 30 percent more likely to choose Azure.

Unmatched security

Intelligent security services backed by 3,500 cybersecurity professionals and the industry’s largest compliance portfolio.

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Unbeatable offers

The lowest cost of ownership by combining unique pricing options and extended security updates.

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Unparalleled innovation

Fully-managed infrastructure and services, freeing you up to spend more time creating.

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Built-in hybrid capabilities

Seamless integration between on-premises and cloud infrastructures.

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Unmatched security

Run your Windows Server and SQL Server workloads with confidence with the comprehensive Azure approach to security. With more than 3,500 cybersecurity professionals, 1 billion annual investment (in US dollars) in security to help protect, detect, and respond to threats, and tools like Azure Security Center, Azure provides the broadest built-in protection available—across the cloud and on-premises.

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Unbeatable offers

AWS is 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server.1 Get significant savings with unique programs that allow you to reserve your resources in advance, reuse your existing on-premises licenses on the cloud, and get free extended security updates.

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Unparalleled innovation

Fully-managed infrastructure and services, freeing you up to spend more time creating.

Built-in hybrid capabilities

Azure is the only cloud with end-to-end hybrid infrastructure, allowing you to operate seamlessly across your datacenter and the cloud. Easily connect your on-premises servers to Azure using Windows Admin Center to take advantage of backup, monitoring, disaster recovery, and cloud storage.

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Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3

Get 12 months of popular free services and a $200 credit by signing up for an Azure free account.
Build your migration skills with quickstart tutorials and documentation.
Get all the help you need to migrate some—or all—of your workloads in the Azure migration center.

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