The most intelligent cloud

Azure is the only public cloud that provides Cognitive APIsBotsMachine Learning and Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) capabilities for developers and data scientists. These capabilities coupled with powerful GPU based compute to accelerate deep learning, HPC simulations & real-time data analytics with Azure N-Series Virtual Machines allows you to build intelligent solutions at scale.

The leading cloud platform

The only cloud provider recognized in the industry to have leading solutions in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Azure PaaS platform services can help you be more productive and increase your ROI. Read more about this in the Forrester Total Economic Impact study.

Open source leadership

Azure allows you to develop and build the way you want, with your choice of tools, applications, and frameworks. Microsoft actively supports the open source community as a leading open source contributor on GitHub.

Unmatched hybrid capabilities

Azure’s true hybrid capabilities give you the flexibility to go to the cloud on your terms. True hybrid isn’t just about infrastructure and connectivity—it offers consistency across your infrastructure, applications, identity, and data. In addition, Azure delivers consistent security and operations management across on-premises, public cloud, and even multiple public clouds.

Complete big data and business analytics solution

Differentiate your work by taking advantage of business analytics solutions such as Demand Forecasting and Inventory Optimization. Rapidly build, customize and deploy best practices with solution templates and Cortana Intelligence Suite.