Today's enterprise IT environments require solutions that enable you to create, deploy, and manage ever faster applications. New business models are emerging in the marketplace as customers are increasingly leveraging the use of the cloud to reduce the costs of maintaining and managing an infrastructure. Already adopted by companies of all sizes, Microsoft Data Centers offer better efficiency and greater cost reduction.
Microsoft is the only vendor that provides a complete platform to deliver on-premise, virtualized and / or cloud solutions through a single, consistent set of tools and features that help your business move faster, deliver more, and save money .
Cost reduction and scale management, which enables you to generate insights from your data, support employees wherever they work and on any device, as well as create new business applications or transform existing ones, leveraging common tools, technologies and skills: from Microsoft .NET to Java, Windows Server to Linux, SQL to Hadoop, or Oracle Database.
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The Cloud for the Modern Company
- Move faster
- Save money
- Integrate applications and data locally
- Never wait for servers or infrastructure again
Financial Savings with Charge for Use
Per-minute billing and integrated auto-dimension allow you to pay only for the infrastructure you really need, and automatically create / stop using features based on actual usage.
Security: we keep customer data safe
Microsoft leveraged its decades-long experience in building enterprise software protections and running some of the world's largest online services to create robust security technologies and practices. They help ensure that Azure's infrastructure is attack-resistant, protects user access to the Azure environment, and helps keep customer data secure through encrypted communications and threat management and mitigation practices, including penetration.
Manage and control user identity and access to your environments, data, and applications by federating user identities to Azure Active Directory and enabling multifactor authentication for even safer logon.
Encryption of communications and operation processes. For data in transit, Azure uses industry-standard transport protocols between user devices and Microsoft datacenters, as well as within datacenters themselves. For standby data, Azure offers a wide range of encryption capabilities to AES-256, giving you the flexibility to choose the solution that best meets your needs.
Network protection. Azure provides the infrastructure needed to securely connect virtual machines to each other and connect local datacenters to Azure VMs. Azure blocks unauthorized traffic to or from Microsoft data centers using a variety of technologies. The Azure Virtual Network extends to your local network to the cloud through site-to-site VPN.
Threat management. For protection against online threats, Azure offers Microsoft Antimalware for cloud services and virtual machines. Microsoft also employs intrusion detection, DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack prevention, regular penetration testing, and data analysis and machine learning tools to help mitigate threats against the Azure platform.
Privacy: The data belongs to you and is under your control.
For more than 20 years, Microsoft has been a leader in creating robust online solutions designed to protect the privacy of our customers. Our experienced privacy and data protection approach is based on our commitment to give organizations ownership and control over the collection, use, and distribution of their information.
We strive to be transparent in our privacy practices, offer meaningful privacy options, and responsibly manage the data we store and process. An example of our commitment to customer data privacy is our adherence to the world's first code of privacy practices, ISO / IEC 27018.
Your data is only yours. With Azure, customer data belongs to you, that is, all data, including software or text, sound, video or image files, which are provided to you by or on behalf of Azure through the use of Azure . You may access your customer data at any time and for any reason without Microsoft assistance. We will not use customer data or deduce information for advertising or data mining purposes.
You have control over your data. Because the client data hosted on Azure belongs to you, you will have control over where it will be stored and how it will be accessed and deleted safely.
How we respond to governmental and legal requests for data access. If a government wants to obtain customer data, including for national security purposes, it must follow the applicable legal process, which means that we will need to obtain a court injunction or a subpoena to pass the account information. If we are required to disclose customer data, Microsoft will immediately notify you and provide you with a copy of the request, unless you are legally prohibited from doing so. We do not provide any government with ample or unrestricted access to customer data, except as instructed or when required by law.
Transparency: You should know how your data is stored and accessed and how we help protect it
Microsoft Azure was built on the premise that you need to have visibility to that data so that you can control your own customer data in the cloud. You need to know where they are stored. You should also know, through clearly stated and readily available policies and procedures, how we help protect your customer data, who can access it, and under what circumstances. And you do not simply have to believe in us: analyze the independent audits and certifications that confirm that we have met the standards we have set.
Compliance: we are in compliance with global standards
Azure meets a wide range of international and industry-specific compliance standards such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2, as well as specific standards from certain countries such as Australia's IRAP, the UK G-Cloud and the MTCS of Singapore.
Rigorous third-party audits, such as those conducted by the British Standards Institute, confirm Azure's adherence to the strict security controls required by such standards. As part of our commitment to transparency, you can confirm our implementation of many security controls by requesting audit results from independent certification companies.
When Microsoft verifies that our services meet compliance standards and demonstrate how we achieve compliance, this makes it easy for our customers to ensure the compliance of the infrastructures and applications they run on Azure.