What is 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 data centres. With Azure, you get the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications and frameworks of your choice.
Deploy anywhere with your choice of tools
Choose how you deploy Azure – connecting cloud and on-premises with consistent hybrid cloud capabilities and using open-source technologies – for maximum portability and value from your existing investments.
Connect on-premises data and apps
Azure offers hybrid consistency everywhere: in application development, management and security, identity management and across the data platform
Extend the cloud on-premises
Extend Azure to your data centre with Azure Stack, and build innovative hybrid apps across the cloud and on-premises. Use the same APIs, DevOps tools, portal and Marketplace content.
Protect your business with the most trusted cloud
90% of Fortune 500 companies trust the Microsoft Cloud, and so can you. Azure helps to protect your assets through a rigorous methodology and focus on security, privacy, compliance and transparency.
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 data centres across 42 announced regions.
Detect and mitigate threats
Get a central view of all your Azure resources. Azure Security Center helps you to prevent, detect and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of all your Azure resources.
Rely on the most trusted cloud
Trust the cloud that offers the most comprehensive compliance coverage with 50 compliance offerings. Azure has been recognised as the most trusted cloud for US government institutions, including a FedRAMP High authorisation that covers 18 Azure services.
More certification than any other cloud provider