A stand-alone virtual machine is a simple solution for a small application that doesn’t require high availability. Using the Virtual Machine and Virtual Network services in Azure, an application can be deployed to a Windows machine or a Linux machine, or can quickly start from one of the 100s of images available
Azure offers great extensions for Data Storage and backup & recovery. From the backing up of virtual machines, extending DPM storage to Azure right up to providing high availability for on premise Hyper-V systems. Azure has a huge amount of options in the arena.
Azure Active Directory is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution that provides a robust set of capabilities to manage users and groups. It helps secure access to on-premises and cloud applications, including Microsoft online services such as Office 365 and many non-Microsoft SaaS applications.
Azure Active Directory Domain Services lets you join Azure virtual machines to a domain without the need to deploy domain controllers. Users can sign in to these virtual machines using their corporate Active Directory credentials and access resources seamlessly
Developers building software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications can use Azure SQL Database to provide flexibility to support both explosive growth and profitable business models. For workloads with unpredictable database resource consumption, the elastic database model gives you the ability to pool resources to use among a group of databases
RemoteApp helps employees stay productive anywhere and on a variety of devices – Windows, Mac OS X, iOS or Android. Your company’s applications run on Windows Server in the Azure cloud, where they’re easier to scale and update. Employees simply install Remote Desktop clients on their Internet-connected PC, Mac, tablet or phone, then access applications as if they were running locally
Azure can easily integrate with your existing systems regardless of if they are in the cloud or on-premise. Azure hybrid solutions offer the best of both worlds, more options but less complication
The Azure system is built on one of the most secure large scale networks in the world. Microsoft are the first major cloud provider to adopt the ISO 27018 privacy standard