Microsoft Azure

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.

· 70+ compliance offerings—the largest portfolio in the industry

· 54 global Azure regions—more than any cloud provider

· 95% of Fortune 500 companies trust their business on the Microsoft Cloud

Productive

Reduce marketing cycles by delivering features faster with more than 100 end-to-end services.

Hybrid

Develop and deploy where you want, with the only consistent hybrid cloud on the market. Extend Azure on-premises with Azure Stack.

Intelligent

Create intelligent apps using powerful data and artificial intelligence services.

Trusted

Join startups, governments, and 95 percent of Fortune 500 businesses who run on the Microsoft Cloud today

Popular questions about Azure

Is Azure secure for my industry?

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

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. 

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. 

Is it only for Windows apps

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. 

How do we 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). 

Azure migration centre

Azure is the only hybrid cloud to help you with cost-effective, flexible cloud migration paths. Get all the tools and resources you need to migrate your apps, data, and infrastructure at your own pace, with confidence. 

Start your cloud migration journey 

Join thousands of customers who are migrating to Azure using a proven methodology, Microsoft and partner tools, and a large ecosystem of partners to help during the move. 

Assess

Involve stakeholders 

Calculate your TCO 

Discover and evaluate apps 

Migrate

Select a migration strategy 

Apply the migration strategy 

Find recommended tools 

Optimize

Analyze your costs 

Save with offers 

Reinvest to do more 

Secure

and manage 

Security 

Data protection 

Monitoring 

Three reasons to migrate your 2008 server applications to Azure now

End of support for 2008 servers is coming soon. Migrate your Windows Server and SQL Server applications to Azure. 

Innovation

Embrace the tools in Azure to modernize your applications. Focus on business innovation with fully managed services like Azure SQL Database, Azure App Service, and Azure IaaS. 

Cost savings

Reduce your infrastructure costs with free extended security updates, the Azure Hybrid Benefit, and optimized infrastructure. Save up to $750,000 when you move one hundred 2008 servers to Azure from your on-premises datacenter. It would cost five times more to run Windows Server in AWS. 

Security

Strengthen your security posture and help meet compliance requirements with the most compliance certifications of any cloud provider. Counter sophisticated cyberthreats with our secure cloud foundation. Get free security updates for three years after end of support. 

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. 

Azure for health

Transform your business and optimize your patients’ health outcomes using an intelligent, trusted, and secure health cloud platform. Develop connected solutions that engage patients and empower care teams, while saving costs by improving clinical and operational efficiency. 

Financials

Drive innovative cloud solutions in financial services with Azure. Transform the customer experience, optimize risk management, simplify regulatory compliance, and use cloud resources to extend your on-premises capacity on demand. 

Government

Improve your citizen services, innovate faster, increase efficiency, and get world-class security. 

Azure for Manufacturing

Keep up with your customers’ needs and drive business transformation by modernizing to a smart factory. Through the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and Microsoft Azure, you’ll gain actionable insights and respond quickly to customer feedback and market trends. 

Azure for retail

Create a personalized and seamless shopping experience that influences buying behaviour, empowers employees to delight consumers with outstanding service at every point along their shopping journey and optimize retail operations with an intelligent, trusted, and secure platform.