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Create highly-available, infinitely-scalable applications and APIs

Develop, package, and deploy powerful applications and services to the cloud with Azure Cloud Services and the click of a button. Scale from 1 to 1000 in minutes. Once your application is deployed, that’s it: from provisioning, to load-balancing, to health monitoring, Azure handles the rest. Your application is backed by an industry-leading 99.95% monthly SLA.

Integrated development experience with Visual Studio + the Azure SDK

Get your hands on a world-class development experience using the Azure SDK, integrated seamlessly with Visual Studio. Deploy applications using any language you like, including .NET, Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, or Ruby. Test your application before deploying it to the cloud by using Azure Emulator, which brings the platform’s key functionality right to your development computer.

Focus on building great applications, not babysitting hardware

Never worry about patching, faulty hardware, or network issues again. Cloud Services is designed to deploy your application and keep it continuously available during crashes and failures, redirecting traffic from troubled instances to ones running smoothly. Automatic operating system updates mean your application is always secure, without maintenance windows or downtime.

Test your apps before deploying them

Cloud Services provides a staging environment for testing a new release without impacting the existing one, reducing the chances of unwelcome customer downtime. When you’re ready to deploy the new release to production, just swap the staging environment into production.

Convenient health monitoring and alerts

Azure helps you keep tabs on the health and availability of your applications. The health metrics dashboard shows key statistics at-a-glance. Set up real-time alerts to warn you when service availability—or some other metric of interest—degrades.

Autoscale to optimize cost and performance

Your application suddenly trending on Twitter? Azure and its free Autoscale feature can help you stay cool during unexpected traffic spikes by automatically scaling up or down to meet demand, while simultaneously minimizing costs. Autoscale lets you set scaling limits and scheduling goals to ensure that customers are always getting optimal performance.

New Dv2-Series VM Sizes

Dv2-Series, a follow-on to the original D-Series, features a more powerful CPU, which is on average about 35% faster than the D-Series CPU, and carries the same memory and disk configurations as the D-series. Dv2-Series is based on the latest generation 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, and with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, can go up to 3.2 GHz. Dv2-Series and D-Series are ideal for applications that demand faster CPUs, better local disk performance, or higher memories. They offer a powerful combination for many enterprise-grade applications.

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