Azure at a glance

Get a quick overview of Microsoft Azure, a growing collection of integrated cloud services

for analytics, computing, databases, mobile devices, networks, storage and the web.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is a cloud computing platform provided by Microsoft. It gives organisations access to powerful computing resources that they can use to achieve almost any business goal without relying on expensive on-premises technology.

From building, testing and hosting apps, to storing data and providing virtual desktops – organisations can select the exact combination of services they need to succeed, and pay only for what they use.

Azure: 5 benefits for business

Lower cost

Get on-demand resources without on-site set-up or maintenance costs.

Gold-standard security

Rely on Microsoft’s datacentres, trusted by Fortune 500 companies and governments.

Greater productivity

Harness nearly unlimited computing resources in the cloud and start delivering value faster.

Build to scale

Get up and running fast. Scale as needed. Pay only for the services used.

Go hybrid

Integrate existing on-premises solutions in a seamless cloud-hybrid environment.

What can Azure do?

With hundreds of services and thousands of applications, it’s hard to find a computing challenge that Microsoft Azure doesn’t cover. And if there is one, Microsoft or its partners are probably working on it right now.

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Azure pricing

Microsoft Azure has a pay-per-use pricing model, which means that organisations only pay for the services they use, when they use them. This brings opportunities to scale in line with business needs and ensures IT investments are optimised to support growth.

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Speak to an Azure expert

Whether you are a business looking to move to Azure, or a partner seeking support your customers’ Azure projects, ALSO’s certified consultants are here to help.

Need a Proof of Concept?

Want to prove the value of Azure in a particular working environment, free of charge? Contact ALSO now to discuss a limited Azure trial.

Popular tools and resources for Microsoft Azure

Download center

Access useful Microsoft Azure resources and tools.

eLearning courses

Visit the ALSO Academy for free Azure training delivered by experts.

Azure calculator

Estimate the cost of your journey to the cloud with the Microsoft Azure pricing calculator.

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Customer cases

See how other businesses are benefitting from Microsoft Azure.