Microsoft Azure is a comprehensive set of cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through their global network of data centers. It’s a hidden Gem that definitely needs more attention. It includes integrated tools, DevOps, and a marketplace to support you in efficiently building anything from simple mobile apps to internet-scale solutions.
If Heineken and Rolls-Royce use Azure then it must be good.
When it comes to platforms, Microsoft Azure is right up there with the likes of Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform and kicking it!
What is so amazing about Microsoft Azure?
- Tap into unlimited resources to scale your high performance computing (HPC) jobs.
- Protect your data and applications no matter where they reside to avoid costly business interruptions.
- Handle exponential data growth without leaving security, scalability, or analytics behind.
- Bring cloud scale and agility to your mission-critical workloads.
- Gain visibility into the health, performance, and utilization of your applications, workloads, and infrastructure.
- Connect with customers worldwide with digital campaigns that are personalized.
- Start for free and scale up as and when it is needed with a cost-effective infrastructure.
- Deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines.
- Migrate apps and infrastructure without changing existing code.
Microsoft Azure offers everything from content protection to encoding to analytics support to streaming.
There is even an “Azure Stack” you can purchase as a development kit:
Focus on optimizing your applications using integrated systems designed to deliver a consistent Azure experience. Get up and running quickly with purpose-built Azure Stack integrated systems from Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Lenovo. Enjoy the continuous innovation of Azure through software updates delivered regularly. Plus, easily integrate Azure Stack with other solutions such as monitoring and identity services.
They have flexible pricing options and there is free online training as well as certifications that you can take exams for.