Windows Server on Azure

Discover the trusted cloud for Windows Server

Get more from your workloads in the cloud

Take advantage of unmatched security, seamless hybrid operations, and cost savings when you run Windows Server workloads on Azure. Microsoft Azure is built on a foundation of trust with an uncompromising commitment to privacy and unmatched security.

Join the startups, governments, and Fortune 500 customers who run Windows Server on Azure.

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Improve efficiency with seamless hybrid operations

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Reduce costs with unbeatable offers

See how your cost savings will add up with Azure:

Help protect workloads with unmatched security

Get unified, powerful threat protection for your on-premises and cloud workloads. With the platform-level security and governance features of Azure Security Center, you get the support of:

  • More than 3,500 cybersecurity professionals.
  • USD1 billion in annual security investment.
  • 8 trillion threat signals analyzed daily.

Improve efficiency with seamless hybrid operations

Operate seamlessly across your on-premises datacenter and the cloud with Azure, the only cloud with end-to-end hybrid infrastructure and consistent security, identity, and management feature. Get built-in hybrid capabilities to:

  • Take advantage of backup and disaster recovery when you connect your on-prem servers to Azure using Windows Admin Center.
  • Set up a single identity to support your hybrid strategy with Azure Active Directory, used by 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Simplify, organize, and govern across your on-premises, multicloud, and edge environments with Azure Arc.

Run your mission-critical workloads on a trusted cloud infrastructure

Estimate the cost savings of migrating your Windows workloads to Azure

Use this calculator to compare the total cost of ownership (TCO) of running Windows Server on Azure versus on-premises.

Join customers who are transforming their businesses with Windows Server on Azure

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"Even as technology changes rapidly, we can respond and deploy what the organization needs thanks to the agility we gained with Azure, which leads to better clinical outcomes and more patient-first services."

Jeff Thomas, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sentara Healthcare

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Sentara Healthcare

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Try Windows Server on Azure and get more than 25 always-free services—plus a $200 credit to explore Azure for 30 days.

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