Azure

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services — computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, analytics, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money.

Why Azure cloud?

Extend your existing IT

Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacentre and the cloud. Not Azure, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features — so your assets stay right where you need them. Azure hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds: more IT options, less complexity and cost.

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Scale as you need, pay as you go

Azure’s pay-as-you-go services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use.

Protect your data

We know some organisations are still wary of the cloud. That’s why Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data. They were the first cloud provider recognised by the European Union’s data protection authorities for their commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws. Microsoft was also the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018.

Make smarter decisions

Azure’s predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics, are redefining business intelligence. Make smarter decisions, improve customer service and uncover new business possibilities from your structured, unstructured and streaming Internet of Things data.

Rely on a trusted cloud

From small dev-test projects to global product launches, Azure is engineered to handle any workload. More than 57 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on Azure, which offers enterprise grade SLAs on services, 24/7 tech support, and round-the-clock service health monitoring.

Run your apps and desktops anywhere

Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacentres across 22 (and growing) regions — more countries and regions than Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud combined. This fast-growing global footprint gives you lots of options for running applications and ensuring great customer performance.

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Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year. Find out more about why more enterprise, start-ups and government departments choose to Azure DataCentres. Watch the videos below to learn more:

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