Windows Azure - Application Hosting

Adopt the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and take advantage of the scalability, flexibility, and powerful capabilities of Windows Azure. With Windows Azure, you enjoy the same massive scalability as popular global apps like Xbox Live. You gain the flexibility to choose the solution that’s right for you—whether that’s bringing existing applications to Windows Azure, building new multi-tier applications in the cloud, or developing a global web site. You can securely connect your cloud apps to on-premises assets and you get the flexibility to choose the operating system, language, tools, and frameworks you want. Take advantage of powerful platform capabilities like the ability to scale each application tier independently, access to robust data services, and solutions for building media, mobile, and web applications at global scale. With Windows Azure you get everything you need to host modern applications in the cloud.

Build it or bring it, we run it

Whether you are creating new applications or running existing applications Windows Azure provides on-demand infrastructure that scales and adapts to your changing business needs. Bring your Windows or Linux-based applications and run them on Virtual Machines. Create new modern applications that take advantage of platform services that provide automatic operating system and service patching, network load balancing, resiliency to hardware failure, and a deployment model that enables you to upgrade your apps without downtime. Scale up or scale down as needed for a wide range of app hosting scenarios and only pay for what you use.

You choose the stack

Windows Azure enables you to use any operating system, language, framework, or tool to build applications. Features and services are exposed using open REST protocols. The Windows Azure client libraries are available for multiple programming languages and are released as open source on GitHub.

Securely hosted hybrid apps

Windows Azure provides the flexibility to build applications based on infrastructure and platform services, while also securely connecting to on-premises assets. You no longer have to choose between on-premises and the cloud, or between infrastructure services and platform services. With Windows Azure you can do both while also ensuring secure access to cloud resources through identity services, access control, and industry standard protocols such as IPSec and SSL.

Rich data services

Windows Azure provides the right solution for your data needs, from sql database to blobs to tables. Leverage existing skills and gain the scalability and flexibility using any of the Windows Azure data services with your application. Bring data in its original form and mix and match across a variety of data services for innovative, modern application designs. Windows Azure data services offer a consistent experience with relational and non-relational data, big or small. Enjoy more choices without making tradeoffs.