What is Azure?

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.

Be future-ready

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

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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.

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Operate hybrid seamlessly

On-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge—we’ll meet you where you are. Integrate and manage your environments with services designed for hybrid cloud.

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Trust your cloud

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

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It’s solutions that 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’ll be up and running quickly with a scalable, cost-effective solution that works with your existing investments.

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

Asos

Creating better experiences for 15.4 million customers worldwide

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

Daimler

Onboarding developers in hours instead of weeks

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

McKesson

Providing a compliant analytics service for healthcare

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

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