What is Azure?
Consistent tools, experiences, and application models
Easily transfer your skills and processes between Azure clouds while using the tools you want. Maximize productivity by building and deploying applications the same way, whether your apps run on Azure or Azure Stack.
One set of tools: Use the same application model, self-service portal, and APIs with Azure Resource Manager.
Common DevOps: Experience continuous deployment and integration using Jenkins and Azure DevOps, and automation using Chef and Azure PowerShell DSC extensions.
Open source: Use a broad range of open source technologies, including Java, Python, Node.js, PHP, Kubernetes containers, and Cloud Foundry.
Why use Azure?
Create custom mobile experiences
Use Azure Virtual Machines, Managed Disks, and SQL databases while providing high availability and network performance with Load Balancer.
Gain insights from your data
Build based on your customers’ interests and behavior using App Service and Azure Cosmos DB, Xamarin, HockeyApp, and Traffic Manager.
Test and deploy enterprise apps
Make better decisions and create finer experiences using Machine Learning, Azure Databricks, and HDInsight.
Continuous innovation from Microsoft supports your development today, and your product visions for tomorrow.
Operate hybrid seamlessly
On-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge—we’ll meet you where you are. Integrate and manage your environments with services designed for hybrid cloud.
Trust your cloud
Get security from the ground up, backed by a team of experts, and proactive compliance trusted by enterprises, governments, and startups.
Azure Stack and Azure Stack HCI
An extension of Azure to consistently build and run hybrid applications across cloud boundaries
Build and run applications with more than 100 cloud services across 54 regions around the globe.
Build and run cloud applications using consistent Azure services on-premises to meet regulatory or technical requirements.
Run virtual machines on hyperconverged systems and use Windows Admin Center to connect to Azure for cloud services.