Microsoft Azure


Virtual Machines

Create Linux and Windows virtual machines in minutes

  • Scale to what you need
  • Pay only for what you use
  • Enhance security and compliance

Virtual Machine Scale Sets

Autoscale your virtual machines for high availability

  • Create hundreds of identical virtual machines—in minutes
  • Rapidly scale your big compute and big data applications
  • Rely on integrated load balancing and auto scaling
  • Deploy virtual machines and updates at scale
  • Support Linux or Windows images and extensions
  • Run Cassandra, Cloudera, Hadoop, MongoDB, and Mesos

Cloud Services

Deploy highly-available, infinitely-scalable applications and APIs

  • Focus on apps, not hardware
  • Support for Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, .NET, and Ruby
  • Autoscale to meet demand and save money
  • Deploy thousands of instances in minutes
  • Integrated health, monitoring and load-balancing
  • Automatic operating system and application patching


Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management

  • Scale to tens, hundreds, or thousands of virtual machines
  • Cloud-enable batch and HPC applications
  • Stage data and execute compute pipelines
  • Choose Linux or Windows to run jobs
  • Autoscale on work in the queue
  • Pay for what you use with no capital investment


App delivery from the cloud. No hassle.

  • Simplify with a turnkey Windows app delivery service
  • Deliver apps through Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol
  • Access with Windows, iOS, Mac OS X and Android devices
  • Choose from multiple deployment options
  • Benefit from flexible and predictable pricing
  • Save up to 75 percent with special offers

Service Fabric

Build and operate always-on, scalable, distributed applications

  • Simplify microservice-based application development and lifecycle management
  • Deliver low-latency performance and efficiency at massive scale
  • Proven platform used by Azure and other Microsoft services
  • Run in Azure, on-premises, or in other clouds

Azure Container Service

Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose

  • Create a container hosting solution optimized for Azure
  • Scale and orchestrate applications using DC/OS or Docker Swarm
  • Use popular open source, client-side tooling
  • Migrate container workloads to and from Azure without code changes

Web & Mobile

Web Apps

Create and deploy mission-critical web apps that scale with your business.

  • Supports .NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, and Python
  • Built-in autoscale and load balancing
  • High availability with auto-patching
  • Continuous deployment with Git, TFS, GitHub, and Visual Studio Team Services
  • Supports WordPress, Umbraco, Joomla, and Drupal

Mobile Apps

Build engaging iOS, Android, and Windows apps

  • Broadcast push with customer segmentation
  • Enterprise single sign-on with Active Directory
  • Autoscale to support millions of devices
  • Apps can work offline and sync
  • Social integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google

Logic Apps

Develop and deliver powerful integration solutions with ease

  • Create business processes and workflows visually
  • Deliver integration capabilities in web, mobile, and API apps
  • Integrate with your SaaS and enterprise applications
  • Automate EAI, B2B, and business processes
  • Connect to on-premises data

API Apps

Quickly build and consume APIs in the cloud using the language of your choice

  • Secure APIs with Active Directory, single sign-on, and OAuth
  • Generate client proxies or APIs in your language of choice
  • Mashup existing enterprise APIs
  • Integrate with API Management and Logic Apps

API Management

Publish, manage, secure, and analyze your APIs in minutes

  • Work with any host, any API, any scale
  • Secure and optimize your APIs
  • Attract more developers
  • Gain insights into your APIs

Notification Hubs

Send push notifications to any platform from any backend

  • Reach all major platforms—iOS, Android, Windows, Kindle, Baidu
  • Use any backend, in the cloud or on-premises
  • Fast broadcast push to millions of mobile devices with single API call
  • Tailor push notifications by user, language, and location
  • Dynamically define and notify user segments
  • Scale instantly to millions of mobile devices

Mobile Engagement

Increase app usage and user retention

  • Collect real-time analytics that highlight users’ behavior
  • Measure and act on analytics using single dashboard
  • Create dynamic segments based on collected data
  • Create marketing campaigns/push notifications targeting specific segments
  • Send personalized out-of-app notifications, polls, and in-app notifications with rich HTML
  • Integrate and automate with CRM/CMS/IT systems using open-platform APIs
  • Find SDKs for all major platforms—iOS, Android, Windows, Windows Phone


Listen and react to events across your stack

  • Easily schedule event-driven tasks across services
  • Expose Functions as HTTP API endpoints
  • Scale Functions based on customer demand
  • Develop how you want, using a browser-based UI or existing tools
  • Get continuous deployment, remote debugging, and authentication out of the box

Data & Storage

SQL Database

The developer’s intelligent cloud database

  • Learn and adapt dynamically with your app
  • Scale performance on the fly, without app downtime
  • Build multitenant apps with customer isolation and efficiency
  • Work within your preferred development environments
  • Help protect and secure your app data


NoSQL service for highly available, globally distributed apps—take full advantage of SQL and JavaScript without the hassles of other on-premises or virtual machine-based cloud options.

  • Guaranteed low latency
  • Achieve limitless scale
  • Replicate data globally
  • Benefits of SQL and JavaScript, schema-free
  • More choices for consistency
  • Enterprise grade SLAs

Redis Cache

High throughput, consistent low-latency data access to power fast, scalable Azure applications

  • Fully managed
  • High throughput
  • Low latency
  • High performance
  • Secure

Storage: Blobs, Tables, Queues, Files and Disks

Massively scalable cloud storage for your applications

  • Security-enhanced, durable, and highly available across the globe
  • Industry-leading performance with exabytes of capacity
  • Pay only for what you use
  • Open, multi-platform support


An enterprise hybrid cloud storage solution that lowers costs by up to 60%

  • Consolidate storage infrastructure
  • Automate data management across the enterprise
  • Accelerate disaster recovery, improve compliance
  • Enhance IT agility to support core business


Cloud search service for web and mobile app development

  • Get your search indices up and running quickly
  • Easily scale up and down as needed
  • Connect search results to business goals with great control over search ranking
  • Leverage Microsoft’s deep knowledge of natural language processing
  • Load and update automatically with integrated indexers
  • Easily add geo-spatial search to your app

SQL Data Warehouse

An elastic data warehouse as a service with enterprise-class features.

  • Petabyte scale with massively parallel processing
  • Independent scaling of compute and storage—in seconds
  • Transact-SQL queries across relational and non-relational data
  • Full enterprise-class SQL Server experience
  • Works seamlessly with Power BI, Machine Learning, HDInsight, and Data Factory

SQL Server Stretch Database

Dynamically stretch SQL Server databases to Azure

  • Scale SQL Server 2016 using bottomless cloud storage
  • Make warm and cold data available to users at low cost
  • Access and query stretched data online
  • Move data easily—no query or application changes required
  • Use with advanced security features like Always Encrypted
  • Reduce maintenance and storage costs for on-premises data


Data Lake Analytics*

Big data analytics made easy

  • Analyze any kind of data of any size
  • Develop faster, debug and optimize smarter
  • Use U-SQL: simple, familiar, and extensible
  • Managed and supported with an enterprise-grade SLA
  • Scale resources to match business priorities
  • Pay only for the processing power that you use
  • Built on YARN, designed for the cloud
  • Benefit from technology proven at Microsoft with more than 10,000 developers

Data Lake Store*

A hyper-scale repository for big data analytics workloads

  • An Apache Hadoop® Distributed File System for the cloud
  • No fixed limits on file size
  • No fixed limits on account size
  • Unstructured and structured data in their native format
  • Massive throughput to increase analytic performance
  • High durability, availability, and reliability
  • Azure Active Directory access control


A managed Apache Hadoop, Spark, R, HBase, and Storm cloud service made easy

  • A Data Lake service
  • Scale to petabytes on demand
  • Crunch all data—structured, semi-structured, unstructured
  • Develop in Java, .NET, and more
  • Skip buying and maintaining hardware
  • Spin up Apache Hadoop, Spark, and R clusters in the cloud
  • Use Excel or your favorite BI tool to visualize Hadoop data
  • Connect on-premises Hadoop clusters with the cloud

Machine Learning

A fully managed cloud service that enables you to easily build, deploy, and share predictive analytics solutions.

  • Powerful cloud based analytics, now part of Cortana Intelligence Suite
  • Azure Machine Learning Studio includes hundreds of built-in packages and support for custom code
  • Share your solution with the world in the Gallery or on the Azure Marketplace

Stream Analytics

Real-time stream processing in the cloud

  • Perform real-time analytics for your Internet of Things solutions
  • Stream millions of events per second
  • Get mission-critical reliability and performance with predictable results
  • Create real-time dashboards and alerts over data from devices and applications
  • Correlate across multiple streams of data
  • Use familiar SQL-based language for rapid development

Data Factory

Compose and orchestrate data services at scale

  • Create, schedule, orchestrate, and manage data pipelines
  • Visualize data lineage
  • Connect to on-premises and cloud data sources
  • Monitor data pipeline health
  • Automate cloud resource management

Data Catalog

Get more value from your enterprise data assets

  • Spend less time looking for data, and more time getting value from it
  • Register enterprise data assets
  • Discover data assets and unlock their potential
  • Capture tribal knowledge to make data more understandable
  • Bridge the gap between IT and the business, allowing everyone to contribute their insights
  • Let your data live where you want it; connect with the tools you choose
  • Control who can discover registered data assets
  • Integrate into existing tools and processes with open REST APIs

Power BI Embedded

Bring data to life inside your app

  • Easily author interactive reports without writing any code using Power BI Desktop
  • Choose modern visualizations out-of-the-box or customize without building them from scratch for your reports
  • Easily embed interactive visuals in your app using REST APIs and the Power BI SDK
  • Ensure consistent high-fidelity data experiences on any device
  • Use your existing authentication and authorization methods
  • Speed up time to value without redesigning your existing app
  • Pay only for what you use with no upfront costs

Media, Internet of Things & Intelligence

Media Services

Cloud services for premium video workflows

  • Studio-grade encoding at cloud scale
  • One player for all your playback needs
  • Greater discoverability and accessibility of media through media intelligence
  • Content protection and encryption delivered by AES and PlayReady
  • On-demand and live video streaming with integrated Content Delivery Network capabilities
  • Broad ecosystem of value-added partners

Azure IoT Suite

Capture and analyze untapped data to improve business results

  • Get started quickly with preconfigured solutions
  • Tailor preconfigured solutions to meet your needs
  • Enhance the security of your IoT solutions
  • Support a broad set of operating systems and protocols
  • Easily connect millions of devices
  • Analyze and visualize large quantities of operational data
  • Integrate with your existing systems and applications
  • Scale from proof of concept to broad deploymentt

Azure IoT Hub

Connect, monitor, and manage millions of IoT assets

  • Get started quickly
  • Connect and manage millions of assets
  • Support a broad set of operating systems and protocols
  • Establish reliable, bi-directional communication
  • Enhance the security of your IoT solutions
  • Ingest real-time data and upload files to the cloud

Event Hubs

Cloud-scale telemetry ingestion from websites, apps, and devices

  • Log millions of events per second in near real time
  • Connect devices using flexible authorization and throttling
  • Use time-based event buffering
  • Get a managed service with elastic scale
  • Reach a broad set of platforms using native client libraries
  • Pluggable adapters for other cloud services

Cortana Intelligence Suite

Turn your data into intelligent action

  • Collect and manage unlimited data
  • Extend your apps with predictive and cognitive insights
  • Operationalize your data science pipeline for iterative learning

Cognitive Services*

Build powerful intelligence into your applications to enable natural and contextual interactions

  • Enable natural and contextual interaction with tools that augment users' experiences using the power of machine-based intelligence
  • Tap into an ever-growing collection of powerful artificial intelligence algorithms for vision, speech, language, and knowledge

Networking & CDN

Virtual Network

Your private network in the cloud

  • Build a hybrid infrastructure that you control
  • Bring your own IP addresses and DNS servers
  • Secure your connections with an IPSec VPN or ExpressRoute
  • Gain granular control over traffic between subnets
  • Create sophisticated network topologies using virtual appliances
  • Get an isolated and secure environment for your applications


Experience a faster, private connection to Azure

  • Private connections to Azure
  • Increased reliability and speed
  • Lower latency
  • Higher security
  • Significant cost benefits possible
  • Connects directly to your WAN

Traffic Manager

Geo-route incoming traffic to your app for better performance and availability

  • Improve app availability with automatic failover
  • Increase your app’s responsiveness
  • Enable smooth cloud migration
  • Distribute your app traffic equally or with weighted values
  • A/B test new deployments
  • Seamlessly combine on-premises and cloud systems

Load Balancer

Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications

  • Instantly add scale to your applications
  • Load balance Internet and private network traffic
  • Improve application reliability via health checks
  • Flexible NAT rules for better security
  • Directly integrated into virtual machines and cloud services

Azure DNS*

Host your domain in Azure for outstanding performance and availability

  • DNS hosted alongside your apps
  • Ultra-high availability
  • Fast DNS queries
  • Rapid updates to DNS records
  • Supports all common DNS record types

VPN Gateway

Connecting your infrastructure to the cloud

  • Industry standard site-to-site IPsec VPNs
  • Point-to-site VPN access from anywhere
  • 99.9% uptime SLA for VPN gateways
  • Highly available and easy to manage
  • Secure connections from anywhere

Application Gateway

Azure Application Gateway provides application-level routing and load balancing services that let you build a scalable and highly-available web front end in Azure.

  • Scalable, highly-available HTTP load balancing
  • Cookie affinity for cross-session-state sharing
  • 99.9% uptime SLA for multi-instance gateways
  • Management through Azure APIs
  • Support for both public and private web sites
  • SSL offload for better utilization

Content Delivery Network

A powerful multiple provider solution

  • Multiple providers for your content delivery needs
  • Global delivery and acceleration of any content to any device
  • APIs for building global applications fast
  • Accelerated content and apps performance
  • Robust security
  • Backed by massive storage and compute capacity
  • Control as simple or complex as needed
  • Advanced real-time analytics

Enterprise Integration, Identity & Access Management

BizTalk Services

Seamlessly integrate the enterprise and the cloud

  • Get started quickly with Hybrid Connections
  • Extend on-premises systems to the cloud for hybrid integration
  • Proven in production—EDI, B2B, Partner, EAI, IOT
  • Integration partners add industry and integration expertise

Service Bus

Keep apps and devices connected across private and public clouds

  • Build reliable and elastic cloud apps with messaging
  • Protect your application from temporary peaks
  • Distribute messages to multiple independent backend systems
  • Reach millions of devices with sub-second response times
  • Decouple your applications from each other
  • Build solutions that work with existing networks


Simple and reliable cloud integrated backup as a service

  • Unified solution to protect data on-premises and in the cloud
  • 99.9% availability guaranteed
  • Reliable offsite backup target
  • Efficient incremental backups
  • Secure—data is encrypted in transit and at rest
  • Geo-replicated backup store

Site Recovery

Orchestrate your disaster recovery plan

  • Automated protection and replication of virtual machines
  • Remote health monitoring
  • Customizable recovery plans
  • No-impact recovery plan testing
  • Orchestrated recovery when needed
  • Replication to—and recovery in—Azure

Azure Active Directory

Identity and access management for the cloud

  • Single sign-on to any cloud and on-premises web app
  • Preintegrated with, Office 365, Box, and many more
  • Enforce multi-factor authentication with SaaS
  • Works with multiple platforms and devices
  • Integrate with on-premises Active Directory
  • Enterprise scale and SLA


Consumer identity and access management in the cloud

  • Improve connection with your consumers
  • Pay only for what you use
  • Scale to hundreds of millions of consumers
  • Help protect your consumers’ identities
  • Let consumers use their social media accounts
  • Customizable workflows for consumer interactions

Domain Services*

Your domain controller as a service

  • “Lift-and-shift” apps to Azure more easily than ever
  • Use LDAP, Active Directory domain join, NTLM, and Kerberos authentication
  • Rely on a managed, highly-available service
  • Get started in minutes, pay as you go
  • Develop and test with no identity worries
  • Manage Azure virtual machines effectively using Group Policy

Multi-Factor Authentication

Added security for your data and applications—without added hassles for users

  • Safeguard access by mobile apps, phone calls, and SMS
  • Deploy on premises or in the cloud
  • Reduce risk; meet compliance requirements
  • Protect Office 365, Salesforce, DropBox, and other SaaS apps
  • Use with VPN, Microsoft IIS, RADIUS, LDAP
  • Get real-time fraud monitoring and alerts

Developer Services

Visual Studio Team Services

Services to let teams share code, track work, and ship software—for any language, all in a single package. It’s the perfect complement to your IDE.

  • Unlimited free private code repositories
  • Track bugs, work items, feedback, and more
  • Agile planning tools
  • Continuous integration builds
  • Develop in any language
  • Use Visual Studio, Eclipse, or your own tools
  • Enterprise-grade services scale to any team size
  • Free for up to five users

Azure DevTest Labs

Fast, easy, and lean Dev/Test environments

  • Quickly provision development and test environments
  • Minimize waste with quotas and policies
  • Set automated shutdowns to minimize costs
  • Create a VM in a few clicks with reusable templates
  • Get going quickly using VMs from pre-created pools
  • Build Windows and Linux environments

VS Application Insights*

Detect, triage, and diagnose issues in your web apps and services

  • Proactively detect issues through email and webhook alerts
  • Easily diagnose exceptions and web app performance issues
  • Perform root cause analysis with ad-hoc queries and full-text search
  • Integrate with DevOps processes using Visual Studio Team Services
  • Monitor web apps hosted on Azure, other cloud services, or on-premises servers
  • Get started with Visual Studio or monitor existing apps without re-deploying


Develop, distribute, and beta-test your mobile apps

  • Support for Android, Cordova, iOS, OS X, Unity, Windows, and Xamarin apps
  • Get live, reliable crash reports
  • Collect in-app feedback from real users
  • Open-source SDKs let you know what code is running in your apps
  • Integrate with your existing build system and work item management solution

Developer Tools

Easily build, debug, deploy, diagnose, and manage multi-platform, scalable apps and services

  • Build apps that span IaaS and PaaS
  • Speed development of enterprise, web, mobile, and Internet of Things apps
  • Develop on the cloud directly from Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, and IntelliJ
  • Build cloud apps for Java, Node, Python, Ruby, PHP, or .NET
  • Run Azure commands from your command-line interface
  • Diagnose live apps with world-class debuggers, profilers, diagnostic tools, and explorers

Management & Security

Azure Portal

Build, manage, and monitor everything from simple web apps to complex cloud applications in a single, unified console.


      Run your jobs on simple or complex recurring schedules

      • Call services inside or outside of Azure
      • Run jobs on any schedule—now, later, or recurring
      • Count on it to work reliably, even during unexpected failures
      • Use Azure Storage queues for long-running or offline jobs
      • Invoke web service endpoints over HTTP/HTTPS
      • Invoke Azure Service Bus queues and topics

      Operations Management Suite

      Manage and protect your resources across on-premises datacenters and Azure

      • Get insight and analytics across hybrid environments
      • Respond quickly to security threats
      • Ensure availability of data and applications
      • Automate manual and repetitive tasks


      Simplify cloud management with process automation

      • Save time and money with automation
      • Eliminate time-consuming, repetitive tasks
      • Improve reliability and efficiency
      • Use with Azure and third-party cloud services
      • Integrate with any service using PowerShell scripts
      • Get a highly available automation engine

      Log Analytics

      Gain deeper insight into your environments

      • Effortlessly collect, store, and analyze log data
      • Rapidly develop actionable insights using inbuilt intelligence
      • Investigate and fix incidents quickly
      • Gain consistent visibility across on-premises and cloud resources

      Key Vault

      Safeguard cryptographic keys and other secrets used by cloud apps and services

      • Increase security and control over keys and passwords
      • Create and import encryption keys in minutes
      • Applications have no direct access to keys
      • Use FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated HSMs
      • Reduce latency with cloud scale and global redundancy

      Security Center

      Prevent, detect, and respond to threats with increased visibility into and control over the security of your Azure resources

      • Understand the security state of all of your Azure resources
      • Take control of cloud security by defining policies that recommend and monitor security configurations
      • Make it easy for DevOps to deploy integrated Microsoft and partner security solutions
      • Find threats with advanced analysis of your security-related events developed using our vast global intelligence assets and expertise
      • Respond to incidents faster with security alerts that offer insights into the attack and suggestions for remediation