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What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications and services.

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Why Azure over AWS?

Azure provides an open, broad and flexible platform and applications can be developed using a broad set of operating systems, frameworks and languages: Windows to Linux, SQL Server to Oracle, .Net to Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, Node.js, Hadoop.

Through BizSpark, Startups get $150/month in Azure. Plus, BizSpark members also get up to a 40% discount for services used over their monthly credit, making it the best Price for Performance.

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Is Azure just a .NET play?

No. Azure supports a broad set of operating systems, languages and frameworks— From Windows to Linux, SQL Server to Oracle, .Net to Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, Node.js, Hadoop.

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Get free Microsoft Azure

Get $150 per month of Azure for the entire 3 years you’re in BizSpark. Plus, BizSpark members get up to a 40% discount for services used over their monthly credit.


BizSpark startups using Azure

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MAPCITE: using Azure for its high scalability and high availability.
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Rumble: using Azure for cost-effective scaling and ease of use.

What BizSpark startups are saying about how and why they use Azure:


Azure for all BizSpark members:

Your BizSpark membership provides your startup with a $150 monthly credit* of Azure benefits to help you get started in the Cloud. You can use your Windows Azure credits for whatever services you want, including: Virtual Machines, Websites, Cloud Services, Mobiles Services, Storage, SQL Database, Content Delivery Network, HDInsight, Media Services and more!

BizSpark members also receive discounted rates of up to 40% for VMs, Cloud Services and Websites used over their monthly credit.

*The $150 monthly credit is in US Dollars.

Azure for BizSpark Plus:

For startups in select accelerators and incubators, BizSpark Plus provides a $5000 monthly credit for 12 months.

If you're a startup affiliated with an accelerator or incubator, ask your managing director how to apply for the Azure for BizSpark Plus Offer. If your managing director doesn’t have these details, email us at bzsplus@microsoft.com. For additional details, visit www.microsoft.com/bizspark/plus.