What is Azure?
Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organisation meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favourite tools and frameworks.
Continuous innovation from Microsoft supports your development today, and your product visions for tomorrow.
Build on your terms
With a commitment to open source, and support for all languages and frameworks, build how you want and deploy where you want to.
Operate hybrid seamlessly
Trust your cloud
Get security from the ground up, backed by a team of experts and proactive compliance trusted by enterprises, governments and start-ups.
compliance offerings – the largest portfolio in the industry
investment (US dollars) per year in security to protect customers’ data from cyberthreats
It’s solutions that do the work for you
Find answers to the business challenges you face with an Azure solution that brings together everything you need – related products, services and third-party applications. From DevOps to business analytics to the Internet of Things, you’ll be up and running quickly with a scalable, cost-effective solution that works with your existing investments.
Develop solutions for proactive, personalised healthcare.
Better serve customers, empower employees and optimise risk management.
Build secure solutions to better serve and protect your citizens.
Deliver personal, seamless and differentiated experiences.
Respond quicker to customer feedback and market trends.
Companies doing great things with Azure
“We did look at different platforms, including Azure, Google, Amazon, and VMware. If we wanted to put the whole city in the cloud, we needed Azure.”
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Creating better experiences for 15.4 million customers worldwide
ASOS, a top online fashion retailer, delivered a more personalised, mobile-first experience with Azure.
Onboarding developers in hours instead of weeks
Daimler AG quickly attracts and onboards top talent to innovate faster using the Azure development environment.
Providing a compliant analytics service for healthcare
After assessing multiple options, McKesson chose Azure to offer their customers cloud-based healthcare analytics.
Popular questions about Azure
Is Azure secure?
Yes, security and privacy are built into the Azure platform. Microsoft is committed to the highest levels of trust, transparency, standards conformance and regulatory compliance with the most comprehensive set of compliance offerings of any cloud service provider.
How can Azure help if I outsource my IT?
Azure offers solution partners that can help deploy and manage your existing solutions, as well as offer ready-made or custom solutions for you. Plus, you can find an experienced managed service partner or have your existing outsourcing partner become an Azure partner.
What other customers are using Azure?
Is it only for Windows apps and services?
No. Azure supports open source technologies, so you can use the tools and technologies you prefer. Run virtually any application using your data source, with your operating system, on your device. With Azure, you have choices.
Will Azure really save me money?
With no upfront cost, you only pay for what you use. Azure provides flexible purchasing and pricing options for all your cloud scenarios, such as the Azure Hybrid Benefit, and offers extensive tools to help manage your cloud spend.
Can I try Azure services?
Will Azure work for my industry?
How does Azure compare to other clouds?
Azure is the only consistent hybrid cloud, has more regions than any cloud provider, delivers unparalleled developer productivity and offers more comprehensive compliance coverage – including meeting the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of cloud services for building, deploying and managing intelligent applications through a global network of data centres.
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