What is Azure?
Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization 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.
Flexibility: Use the scalability of the Microsoft cloud to grow your business on-demand and only pay for what you consume
Work from Anywhere: Using the cloud enables your workforce to access documents and applications from around the globe
Security: Microsoft uses the security development lifecycle, ensuring the Azure cloud platform and your data is secure. Even if company laptops and computers are lost or stolen
Competitiveness: By using the most up to date cloud technology you will have the ability to build, test and deploy infrastructure and applications faster
Document Control: Create a central storage location allowing you to manage your company documents better
Increased Collaboration: Allow employees to access their data securely on any device and work seamlessly with other employees from any location
Disaster Recovery: Create a DR strategy that will allow you to safe guard data and applications and ensure that your users and customers will never be off-line
Automatic Software Updates: Using the Azure cloud means your updates are deployed in real-time with 100% uptake
Reduce Capital Expenditure: Cut costs and create a predictable ongoing Op-Ex by using the Azure cloud
Environmentally Friendly: By only using the server space required you can decrease your company’s carbon footprint
Build, deploy, and manage applications on our global network of datacenters with this open and flexible cloud platform.
It’s the cloud for all
We believe that the success made possible by the cloud must be accessible to every business and every organization – small and large, old and new.
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?
Ninety per cent of Fortune 500 companies trust their business to run on the Microsoft Cloud and are doing amazing things with it.
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?
Of course. Create an Azure free account to learn how Azure works, try products and cloud services, and view tutorials on how to deploy your first solution in 10 minutes or less.
Will Azure work for my industry?
Azure provides solutions for all industries. Bring together cloud services and products tailored for your industry to help meet your specific needs and drive innovation.
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).
Why Azure is the right choice
Azure has more than 100 services with great end-to-end tools to make you successful.