At Microsoft, we have designed Windows Azure to be truly enterprise class. It is the only platform that is fully cloud enabled, supporting both platform services (PaaS) to eliminate complexity and infrastructure services (IaaS) for flexibility. Use PaaS where you can, and IaaS where you need to. With Windows Azure, you can use both together and independently – you can’t do that with other vendors.
Windows Azure integrates with what you have, including Windows Server, System Center, Linux and others. It supports heterogeneous languages including .NET, Java, Node.js, Python, and data services for No SQL, SQL and Hadoop. Windows Azure is secure and highly available by design, with enterprise grade SLAs and Support options that include deep technical staff ready to work directly with you. You’ll always know the status of Azure services as we aim for transparency via our Service Dashboard.
Need to develop and test at the speed of business? Windows Azure platform services can be used to create applications that can be managed by Microsoft to reduce your complexity
or, if you need to be more hands on, IaaS can be up and running in minutes using a pre-built Virtual Machine images. Need to tap into the power of big data? Simply pair Azure Websites with HDInsight to mine any size data and compelling business analytics, to make adjustments to get the best possible business results.
You can build applications using any operating system, language or tool. It’s time to transform your datacenter, foster innovation for your developers, unlock the key insights from any data you collect and evolve IT.