Managed Azure Services
Azure is the only major cloud platform ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity.
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.
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.
What is Microsoft Azure?
In short, it's Microsoft's cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services—compute, storage, data, networking, and app—that help you move faster, do more, and save money. But that's just scratching the surface.
Why organizations are choosing Azure over AWS
Microsoft Azure enables you to extend your existing IT investments into the public cloud and choose between infrastructure and platform services, providing you with the flexibility to choose the best solution for your needs. Find out why Azure is right for your organization.
The Microsoft hybrid cloud leverages both on-premises resources and the public cloud without the need for complex workarounds or other products and vendors. Easily move workloads between your datacenter, service providers, and Azure—and build hybrid applications that leverage resources across all three. Unlike Amazon Web Service's cloud-only approach, Azure gives you lots of options for an effective hybrid cloud strategy without forcing you to snap to a rigid all-or-nothing approach.
In contrast to AWS, Microsoft offers a full range of cloud computing options, from Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to fully managed Platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Choose IaaS services and own the full stack and management duties, or deploy higher level PaaS services and focus on your applications while Azure handles the rest. PaaS services can reduce costs, complexity, and management effort, while providing seamless scalability and high availability.