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Get to know Azure

Explore the world of cloud computing and learn what sets Azure apart

Cloud computing is when you access computing services—like servers, storage, networking, software—over the internet (“the cloud”) from a provider like Azure. For example, instead of storing personal documents and photos on your personal computer’s hard drive, most people now store them online: that is cloud computing.

 

Cloud computing platforms, like Azure, tend to be less expensive and more secure, reliable and flexible than on-premises servers. With the cloud, equipment downtime due to maintenance, theft or damage is almost non-existent. You can scale your compute and storage resources—up or down—almost instantly when your needs change on Azure. Also, you typically pay only for the services you use, which provides a level of convenience and cost-control that’s almost impossible to achieve with on-site infrastructure.


Lower cost
Cloud computing eliminates the expense of setting up and running on-site datacenters, which often have added costs such as employing staff and buying and maintaining land, buildings and computer hardware. The cloud allows businesses to access the computer resources they need in real time to match their business needs on demand.
Higher security
Security is a key focus of cloud providers, who invest huge sums of money into securing their infrastructure. Cloud providers typically also offer a broad set of policies, compliance, technologies and controls that strengthen your security posture by protecting your data, apps and infrastructure from threats.
Increased productivity
More efficiently develop and manage your applications with nearly unlimited cloud computing resources. Cloud providers continuously update their datacenter networks with the latest-generation hardware, providing you with fast, efficient computing resources that never go obsolete and would be more costly to implement in a single datacenter.
Global scale
Cloud computing runs on data centers around the world, providing overall resiliency and reliability by allowing your data to be backed up in more than one geographic location. This also allows your IT resources to be delivered from specific geographic locations when required.
What is Azure?
Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud computing services to help your organisation meet its business challenges. With Azure, your business or organisation has the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your preferred tools and frameworks.
 
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