Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Compute: With support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, and SAP, Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualisation for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It is the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it. It is as if it was another rack in your datacenter, giving you the power to deploy an application in minutes instead of weeks.
Networking: Azure Virtual Network provides an isolated and secure environment to run your virtual machines and applications. You can use your private IP addresses and define subnets, access control policies and more. With Virtual Networks, you can treat Azure just as you would treat your own datacenter.
Blob storage: With exabytes of capacity and massive scalability, Azure Blob storage easily and cost-effectively stores from hundreds to billions of objects, in hot or cool tiers depending on how frequently data access is needed. Store any type of unstructured data—images, videos, audio, documents and more.
App Service: Integrate App Service into your existing frameworks, languages and tooling to accelerate your development. Rapidly build, deploy and manage powerful web, mobile and API apps for employees or customers using a single back-end. Build standards-based web apps and APIs using .NET, Java, Node.js, PHP and Python.
SQL Database: Make building and maintaining applications easier and more productive. With built-in intelligence that learns app patterns and adapts to maximise performance, reliability and data protection, SQL Database is a cloud database built for developers.