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Unlimited possibilities

Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables 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 your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

Always up. Always on

Windows 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.

Open and automated

Windows Azure enables you to use any language, framework, or tool to build applications. Features and services are exposed using open REST protocols. Windows Azure also 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 and elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs.


  • Windows Azure White Paper

    Introducing Windows Azure

    Find out more about how Microsoft's cloud platform allows developers to run applications and store data on virtual machines in an internet-accessible data center.

  • Windows Azure featured case study

    Learn how others are using the Windows Azure platform

    Find out how dozens of companies all over the world are using Windows Azure to grow their business and better service customers.

  • Windows Azure Article

    Explore what you can build with Windows Azure

    The possibilities are unlimited. Find out how you can build software as a service, enterprise applications, games and more with Windows Azure.


How to buy

Find out more about how to get started with Microsoft Azure.

Alternatively, talk to an expert from our Microsoft Partner Network who can answer all your questions and get you started fast.

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