**Microsoft Azure** is a growing collection of integrated cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through our global network of datacenters.
* Global data centers
* Extensive catalog of Azure-related products
* Strong BI and analytics support
* No upfront costs, pay only for what is used
* Per minute billing
* Easily scale network resources
* Build apps quickly and easily
* Manage apps proactively
* Detect and mitigate threats
With Microsoft Azure, you get the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications, and frameworks of your choice.
Azure enables organizations to choose how they deploy Azure—connecting cloud and on-premises with consistent hybrid cloud capabilities and using open source technologies—for maximum portability and value from existing investments.
Azure makes it easy to build apps, allowing users to Use the tools and open source technologies they already know and trust, because Azure supports a broad selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, databases, and devices.
Azure offers hybrid consistency everywhere: in application development, management and security, identity management, and across the data platform.