What is Windows Azure?
Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through our global network of datacenters. With Azure, you get the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications, and frameworks of your choice. Ninety percent of Fortune 500 companies trust the Microsoft Cloud, and so can you. Azure helps protect your assets through a rigorous methodology and focus on security, privacy, compliance, and transparency.
Microsoft Azure allows you to
- Build your apps, your way – Use the tools and open source technologies you already know and trust, because Azure supports a broad selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, databases, and devices.
- Extend on-premises data and apps – Take the investment you’ve made in open source technology, data, or apps, and extend it to the cloud. Seamless hybrid cloud capabilities in Azure span infrastructure, data, user identity, apps, and management.
- Deploy the cloud on-premises – Bring Azure capabilities to your datacenter with Azure Stack. Leverage the Azure portal, PowerShell, and DevOps tools experience and app model across the cloud and on-premises.
- Achieve global scale, in local regions – Extend your global reach with the cloud service that offers more countries and regions than any other provider. Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 38 announced regions.
- Detect and mitigate threats – Get a central view of all your Azure resources. Azure Security Center helps you prevent, detect, and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of all your Azure resources.
- Add intelligence to your apps – Engage your customers in new and interesting ways using artificial intelligence capabilities. With Cognitive Services and the Bot Framework, create the kind of app interactions that feel natural and delight users.
- Predict and respond proactively – Make smarter decisions, and uncover new possibilities from your structured, unstructured, and streaming Internet of Things data using predictive analytics services such as Machine Learning.
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Learn to use an open and flexible platform that supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Extend your existing IT, protect your data, run your apps from anywhere in the world and make smarter decisions using Azure’s predictive analytics.