How does Microsoft Azure work?
If you want to use Azure, Microsoft’s global cloud platform, you subscribe to the services you need. Think of web servers, email servers, databases, file storage servers and virtual machines. But also, IoT, Machine Learning, integration scenarios and virtual machines. If you need more or less storage space or computing capacity, you can always scale up or down. So, you only choose and pay for the products you use.
Thanks to Azure, you don’t have to use your own hardware or pay for the use of certain specific hardware in someone else’s data centre. Instead, you pay for access to Microsoft’s infrastructure.
Microsoft Azure is designed to build, test, deploy, and manage applications and services across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres. The company provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.