Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Microsoft's cloud service is the best in the industry and the services can vary from IaaS and PaaS to SaaS which is a completely hosted environment that you can access via a thin client.
At Avesta we are proud of the success we have achieved by implementing this technology, and Microsoft has not been quiet about it. In fact, Microsoft published a case study with the title "Iraqi IT Provider Stops Internet Attacks by Moving Customer Website to Microsoft Azure" refering to Avesta Group's success story in implementing Microsoft Azure.
Leader two years in a row
Microsoft is 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.
Read Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, for Cloud Storage Services and for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service.
Use skills and tech you already know
Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know.
Protect your data
As some organizations are still wary of the cloud, Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data. Microsoft first cloud provider recognized by the European Union’s data protection authorities for the commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws. Microsoft was also the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018.
Run your apps anywhere
Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 22 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. Azure is also the first multinational cloud provider in mainland China.
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.
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. Per-minute billing and a commitment to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services like compute, storage and bandwidth mean you’re always getting unbeatable price for performance.