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Microsoft Azure for Beginners

In Software & Cloud Economics, Managed & Subscription Services, Indirect Resellers, Direct Customers

Azure [\ˈa-zhər\]:

the blue color of the clear sky.


Micrsoft Azure is one of the major cloud computing platforms that enables its subscribers to build, deploy, and host web applications. Contrary to its literal name, the cloud is all but intangible; Microsoft is able to power the Azure platform through their vast network of datacenters accross the globe. 

Azure supports many programming languages, frameworks, databases, and devices which have allowed the platform to become a leader in the market for cloud computing. The popular platform can provide certain services for mobile and web applications such as backups, file-storing, databases, and virtual machine environments. At its inception, the platform was known as Windows Azure but due to it's evolution into being able to host Linux or Windows environments, it has become Microsoft Azure. 

Why should I move my data to Azure?

Data Backup 

  • Simplify tape management with significant cost savings, short recovery times, and up to 99 years of retention.
  • Stored in geo-replicated storage, maintaining 6 copies of data across 2 Azure datacenters.
  • 99.9% service availability.


  • Leverage advanced analytics andthreat intelligence to detect attacks.
  • Simplify investigation for rapid threat response.
  • Use access and application controls to block malicious activity.

Disaster Recovery

  • Restore services during a site outage at the primary datacenter.
  • Protect Hyper-V, VMware, and physical servers with System Center and SQL Server Always On.


Learn more about the Customer Journey to azure by downloading this infographic:

Journey to the Cloud with Azure 

Edgar Vela - Product Marketing Engineer

Edgar has a B.S. in Computer Engineering and is a certified Microsoft Cloud Immersion Experience Facilitator.