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Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed and Microsoft partner hosted datacenters.
Microsoft Azure provides both PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Azure was released on February 1st 2010 as Windows Azure, before being renamed to Microsoft Azure on March 25th 2014.
The flexible and interoperable platform can be used to build new applications to run from the cloud or enhance existing applications with cloud-based capabilities. Its open architecture gives developers the choice to build web applications, applications running on connected devices, PCs, servers, or hybrid solutions offering the best of online and on-premises.
Microsoft Azure simplifies maintaining and operating applications by providing on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage web and connected applications. Infrastructure management is automated with a platform that is designed for high availability and dynamic scaling to match usage needs with the option of a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Microsoft Azure provides an open, standards-based and interoperable environment with support for multiple internet protocols, including HTTP, REST, SOAP, and XML.
Microsoft Azure delivers the reliability and performance you need to use it for running your business applications, services, and workloads in the cloud. Microsoft Azure Services are currently hosted in several datacenters spread across the United States, Europe, and Asia. These datacenters are managed directly by Microsoft and provide expert global support on a 24x7x365 basis.
The Microsoft developer experts at delaPlex stand ready to help clients with Microsoft Azure development solutions and services. We help create Enterprise-grade applications to automatically scale according to changing market needs.