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Confidence in the trusted cloud

Join startups, governments, and 90% of Fortune 500 businesses who run on the Microsoft Cloud today.

More certifications than any other cloud provider

Microsoft understands that to realize the benefits of the cloud, you must be able to trust the cloud. Microsoft has been leading the industry in establishing clear security and privacy requirements and then consistently meeting these requirements. Azure meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2, as well as country-specific standards like Australia IRAP, UK G-Cloud, and Singapore MTCS. Rigorous third-party audits, such as by the British Standards Institute, verify Azure’s adherence to the strict security controls these standards mandate.

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Strengthen your security posture with Azure

Organizations like yours continue to face challenges that increase your risk of significant financial loss, damage to market reputation, and customer satisfaction. Azure protects business assets while reducing security costs and complexity. Built-in security controls and intelligence help you easily identify and respond to threats and security gaps, allowing your organization to rapidly improve your security posture.

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You own and control your data

Our time-tested approach to privacy and data protection is grounded in our commitment to organizations’ ownership of and control over the collection, use, and distribution of their information.

We strive to be transparent in our privacy practices, offer you meaningful privacy choices, and responsibly manage the data we store and process. One measure of our commitment to the privacy of customer data is our adoption of the world’s first code of practice for cloud privacy, ISO/IEC 27018.

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"At e-Share, we handle the most sensitive data shared by the world’s largest companies and government organizations—everything from PHI medical records to ITAR nuclear information. Our customers place that level of trust in us because we create best-in-class solutions built on our trust in Azure."

Nicholas Stamos: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, e-Share

Why Azure is the right choice

Productive

Azure has more than 100 services with great end-to-end tools to make you successful.

Hybrid

Develop and deploy where you want, with the only consistent hybrid cloud on the market. Extend Azure on-premises with Azure Stack.

Intelligent

Create intelligent apps using powerful data and artificial intelligence services.

Trusted

Join startups, governments, and 90 percent of Fortune 500 businesses who run on the Microsoft Cloud today.

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