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Azure governance

Ensure you’re compliant with external regulations and internal policies with the cloud governance capabilities built into Azure. Give developers the control and flexibility they need to deliver applications faster.

Why Azure governance

Built-in compliance

Stay compliant by taking advantage of the built-in policies and more than 73 compliance certifications Azure governance offers.

Adaptive policy control

Apply policies in certain areas or across your entire environment, and scale as your needs grow.

Improved developer experience

Keep your developers focused on their goals—not on compliance-related tasks—with self-service provisioning and infrastructure management.

How does Azure governance work?

Azure governance features and services

Azure Policy

Implement policy-based management for all Azure services.

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Azure Blueprints

Easily create fully compliant environments and apply group policies to new Azure subscriptions.

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Azure Management Groups

Apply policies with flexible hierarchies to multiple subscriptions.

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Azure Resource Graph

Get visibility into all your resources—fast.

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Meet your governance needs for multiple scenarios

Internet of Things

Get data governance for the data you collect from your Internet of Things (IoT) devices, assets, and sensors with Azure IoT.

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Implement DevOps governance for your mission-critical SAP workloads with SAP on Azure.

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Enable cloud security governance for the distributed apps you develop and deploy on blockchain with Azure Blockchain.

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