What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform, enabling you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate a growing list of public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

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Always up. Always on.

Azure delivers a 99.95% monthly SLA and enables you to build and run highly available applications without focusing on the infrastructure. It provides automatic OS and service patching, built in network load balancing and resiliency to hardware failure. It supports a deployment model that enables you to upgrade your application without downtime.

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Open.

Use any language, framework, or tool to build applications. Features and services are exposed using open REST protocols. The Azure client libraries are available for multiple programming languages, and are released under an open source license and hosted on GitHub.

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Unlimited servers. Unlimited storage.

Azure enables you to easily scale your applications to any size. It is a fully automated self-service platform that allows you to provision resources within minutes. Elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs, andonly pay for the resources your application uses.

Azure is available in multiple datacentres around the world (including Australia), enabling you to deploy your applications close to your customers.

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Powerful capabilities.

Azure delivers a flexible cloud platform that can satisfy any application need. It enables you to reliably host and scale out your application code within compute roles.

Take advantage of Azure’s robust messaging capabilities to enable scalable distributed applications and deliver hybrid solutions across cloud and on-premises environments. Azure's distributed caching and CDN services allow you to reduce latency and deliver great application performance anywhere in the world.

Is Azure right for you?

Insight's cloud experts can help you make the right decision.

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