Microsoft Azure Features

Microsoft Azure


Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters .It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Azure was released on 1 February 2010.

Hybrid ready : Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacenter and the public cloud. Not Azure. Its enterprise-proven hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds, expanding your IT options without added complexity. With Azure, data storage, backup, and recovery become more efficient and economical. It’s also easier to build applications that span both on-premises and the cloud.

Flexible : Azure supports any operating system, language, tool, and framework— from Windows to Linux, SQL Server to Oracle, C# to Java. It puts the best of Windows and Linux ecosystems at your fingertips, so you can build great applications and services that work with every device.

Scalable : Azure can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use. Per-minute billing and a commitment  to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services like compute, storage and bandwidth means you’re always getting unbeatable price for performance.

Virtual machines : let developers migrate applications and infrastructure without changing existing code and can run both Windows Server and Linux virtual machines

Cloud services : Microsoft's Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment can be used to create scalable applications and services. It supports multi-tier architectures and automated deployments.

Data management : SQL Database, works to create, scale and extend applications into the cloud using Microsoft  SQL  Server technology.