What is Azure?
The cloud for modern business
Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services – compute, storage, data, networking, and app – that help you move faster, do more, and save money. But that's just scratching the surface.
It's IaaS + PaaS
Azure is the only major cloud platform ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity.
It's hybrid ready
Some cloud providers make you choose between your data center and the public cloud. Not Azure. Its enterprise-proven hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds, expanding your IT options without added complexity. With Azure, data storage, backup, and recovery become more efficient and economical. It's also easier to build applications that span both on-premises and the cloud.
It's open and flexible
Azure supports any operating system, language, tool, and framework – from Windows to Linux, SQL Server to Oracle, C# to Java. It puts the best of Windows and Linux ecosystems at your fingertips, so you can build great applications and services that work with every device.
It's always up, always on
You'll share the same enterprise-tested platform that powers Skype, Office 365, Bing, and Xbox. Azure offers a 99.95% availability SLA, 24x7 tech support, and round-the-clock service health monitoring.
It's economical and scalable
Azure can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use with Per-minute billing and a commitment to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services.
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