Unlimited PossibilitiesWindows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform thatenables you to quickly build, deploy and manageapplications across a global network of Microsoft-manageddatacenters. You can build applications using any language,tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloudapplications with your existing IT environment.
Always up. Always on.Windows Azure delivers a 99.95% monthly SLA and enablesyou to build and run highly available applications withoutfocusing on the infrastructure. It provides automatic OS andservice patching, built in network load balancing andresiliency to hardware failure. It supports a deploymentmodel that enables you to upgrade your application withoutdowntime.
OpenWindows Azure enables you to use any language,framework, or tool to build applications. Features andservices are exposed using open REST protocols. TheWindows Azure client libraries are available for multipleprogramming languages, and are released under an opensource license and hosted on GitHub.
Unlimited servers. Unlimited storage. Windows Azure 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. Elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs. You only pay for the resources your application uses. Windows Azure is available in multiple datacenters around the world, enabling you to deploy your applications close to your customers.
Powerful CapabilitiesWindows Azure delivers a flexible cloud platform that can satisfy anyapplication need. It enables you to reliably host and scale out yourapplication code within compute roles. You can store data usingrelational SQL databases, NoSQL table stores, and unstructured blobstores, and optionally use Hadoop and business intelligence services todata-mine it. You can take advantage of Windows Azure’s robustmessaging capabilities to enable scalable distributed applications, aswell as deliver hybrid solutions that run across a cloud and on-premiseenterprise environment. Windows Azure’s distributed caching and CDNservices allow you to reduce latency and deliver great applicationperformance anywhere in the world.