Azure Matures, Delivers Wide Range of Opportunities

Azure, Microsoft's hosted application and storage services offering, has evolved substantially since it became commercially available in Feb. 2010. It consists of dozens of Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) components. Customers can leverage Azure's massive scale and geographic reach for solutions in diverse areas, including virtual machine and Web site hosting, mobile application services, relational and nonrelational storage, and disaster recovery. Azure supports many non-Microsoft technologies, including Linux and Java.

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