Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services - analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web - for moving faster, achieving more and saving money.
Here is what you can do with Azure
- Get more done
Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know.
- Use an open and flexible cloud service platform
- Extend your existing IT
Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacenter and the cloud. Not Azure, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through a large network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions and data residency and encryption features - so your assets stay right where you need them. And with Azure Stack, you can bring the Azure model of application development and deployment to your datacenter. Azure hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds: more IT options, less complexity and cost.
- Scale as you need, pay as you go
Azure’s pay-as-you-go services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use. Per-minute billing and a commitment to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services like compute, storage and bandwidth mean you are always getting unbeatable price for performance.
- Protect your data
Some organisations are still wary of the cloud. That is why Microsoft has made a commitment to the protection and privacy of your data.
- Run your apps anywhere
Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 22 regions—more countries and regions than Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud combined. This fast-growing global footprint gives you lots of options for running applications and ensuring great customer performance. Azure is also a multinational cloud provider in mainland China.
- Make smarter decisions
Azure’s predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics, are redefining business intelligence. Make smarter decisions, improve customer service and uncover new business possibilities from your structured, unstructured and streaming Internet of Things data.
- Rely on a trusted cloud service
Azure is engineered to handle any workload. Azure offers enterprise grade SLAs on services, 24/7 tech support, and round-the-clock service health monitoring.