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. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.
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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 the largest 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. It’s why it’s one of the best cloud computing services available.
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’re always getting unbeatable price for performance.
Protect your data
We know some organizations are still wary of the cloud. That’s why Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data. We were the first cloud provider recognized by the European Union’s data protection authorities for our commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws. Microsoft was also the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018. We also launched Azure Government, a stand-alone version of Azure designed to meet the rigorous compliance requirements of U.S. public agencies.
Run your apps anywhere
As the best cloud service from Microsoft, Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 54 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 the first multinational cloud provider in mainland China.
Connect with customers worldwide with digital campaigns that are personalized and scalable
Reach your customers everywhere, on every device, with a single mobile app build
Give customers what they want with a personalized, scalable, and secure shopping experience
Drive better, faster decision making by analyzing your data for deeper insights
Make the most informed decision possible by analyzing all of the data you need in real time
Handle exponential data growth without leaving security, scalability, or analytics behind
Protect your data and applications no matter where they reside to avoid costly business interruptions
Simplify and speed up the process of building and testing applications across every platform
Protect all your major IT systems while ensuring apps work when you need them most
Predict failures before they happen while you systematically prevent them
Enhance your business’ performance by monitoring devices, assets, and sensors in the cloud
Bring cloud scale and agility to your mission-critical SAP workloads
SharePoint on Azure
Deploy SharePoint servers rapidly and scale as needed with a cost-effective infrastructure
Internet of Things
Power your digital transformation, collect untapped data and find new insights by connecting your devices, assets and sensors
Artificial intelligence productivity for virtually every developer and scenario
Hybrid cloud applications
Maximize productivity by empowering developers to build and deploy applications the same way, whether your app runs on Azure or Azure Stack
Modernize your internal line of business (LOB) apps to meet today's IT challenges
Dynamics on Azure
Fuel business growth by bringing together enterprise resource planning (ERP) and cloud services
Red Hat on Azure
Achieve hybrid cloud agility for your enterprise with Red Hat solutions on Azure
Bring together people, processes and products to enable continuous delivery of value to your end users
Gain visibility into the health, performance and utilization of your applications, workloads and infrastructure
Business SaaS apps
Use business insights and intelligence from Azure to build software as a service (SaaS) apps
Deliver high-quality videos to your customers anywhere, anytime, on any device
High performance computing
Tap into unlimited resources to scale your high performance computing (HPC) jobs
Quickly develop and deploy distributed apps on the blockchain of your choice
Deliver scalable, reliable applications faster to meet the ever-changing demands of your customers
Build, quickly launch and reliably scale your games across platforms and refine based on analytics
Build apps faster, focusing on innovation instead of infrastructure management
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