Introduction to cloud computing
Cloud computing eliminates the expense of setting up and running on-site data centres, 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.
Security is a key focus of cloud providers, who invest huge sums of money into securing their infrastructure. Cloud service 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.
More efficiently develop and manage your applications with nearly unlimited cloud computing resources. Cloud providers continuously update their data centre 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 data centre.
Cloud computing runs on data centres 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. Azure gives you the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your preferred tools and frameworks. With Azure, you can:
Continuous innovation from Microsoft supports your development today – and your product visions for tomorrow. Build on the latest advancements in the cloud, including more than 1,000 new capabilities released in the last year.
Operate hybrid seamlessly
On-premises, in the cloud and at the edge – Azure meets you where you are. Integrate and manage your environments with tools and services designed for hybrid cloud.
Build on your terms
You have choices – with Azure’s commitment to open source and support for all languages and frameworks, you’re free to build how you want and deploy where you want.
Trust your cloud
Get security from the ground up – backed by a team of experts and proactive, industry-leading compliance that’s trusted by enterprises, governments and startups.