About Azure

Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

Global

With multiple data centres worldwide and a worldwide content delivery network, you can build applications that provide the best experience even to the most remote places.

Always On

Windows Azure supports a deployment model that enables you to upgrade your application without downtime.

Self Healing

Windows Azure provides automatic OS and service patching, built in network load balancing and resiliency to hardware failure. Windows Azure delivers a 99.95% monthly SLA.

Self-Service

It is a fully automated self-service platform that allows you to provision resources within minutes.

Elastic Resources

Quickly scale your resources based on your needs. You only pay for the resources your application uses.

Enterprise Ready

Backed by industry certifications for security and compliance, from ISO 27001, SSAE 16, HIPAA BAA and E.U. Model clauses.

Any Language

Windows Azure allos you to use any language, framework or code editor to build applications, including .NET, PHP, Java, Node.js, Python and Ruby. Client Libraries are available on GitHub.

Open Protocols

Windows Azure features and services are exposed using open REST protocols.

Connected

Use the Windows Azure robust messaging capabilities to deliver hybrid solutions that run across the cloud and on-premises. Expand your data center into the cloud with Virtual Networking.

Rich Application Services

Windows Azure provides a rich set of applications services, including SDKs, caching messaging and identity.

Data

You can store data using relational databases, NoSQL and unstructured blob storage. You can use Hadoop and business intelligence services to mine data for insights.