Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud computing platform offering IaaS + PaaS cloud services.
Microsoft Azure is a platform as a service (PaaS) solution for building and hosting solutions using Microsoft’s products and in their data centers. It is a comprehensive suite of cloud products that allow users to create enterprise-class applications without having to build out their own infrastructure.
The Azure Service Platform is comprised of three cloud centric products: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and Azure App Fabric controller. These are in addition to the application hosting infrastructure facility.
With Azure, you can: