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 What is Microsoft Azure?
By Microsoft:

It’s IaaS + PaaS


Azure is the only major cloud platform ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity.

It’s hybrid ready

Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacenter and the public cloud. Not Azure. Its enterprise-proven hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds, expanding your IT options without added complexity. With Azure, data storage, backup, and recovery become more efficient and economical. It’s also easier to build applications that span both on-premises and the cloud.

It’s open and flexible

Azure supports any operating system, language, tool, and framework— from Windows to Linux, SQL Server to Oracle, C# to Java. It puts the best of Windows and Linux ecosystems at your fingertips, so you can build great applications and services that work with every device.

It’s always up, always on

You’ll share the same enterprise-tested platform that powers Skype, Office 365, Bing, and Xbox. Azure offers a 99.95% availability SLA, 24x7 tech support, and round-the-clock service health monitoring. That’s why more than 57% of Fortune 500 companies rely on Azure today. From live streaming Olympic events to online multiplayer online games, our customers are doing some amazing things.

It’s economical and scalable

Azure 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 means you’re always getting unbeatable price for performance.

Examples of Use:

- Hosting their remote desktop services;
- E- mail services , instant messaging, videoconferencing;
- Your ERP and CRM applications (web or otherwise);
- Your applications as SaaS ;
- Application Development with Visual Studio Online;
- Load Testing, Performance ;
- Aplications monitoring with AppInsights ;
- and more ..


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 Description:  SQL Server use the explanation in Azure (development)

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 Description:  Use of Active Directory in Azure

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 Description:  Explanation telemetry use

 - Wiki Azure Pack  
 Description:  Azure offer to your client in your environment or have a hybrid cloud

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