Windows Azure is Microsoft's application platform for the public cloud. Windows Azure can be used to build a web application that runs and stores its data in Microsoft datacenters. It can connect on-premises applications with each other or to map between different sets of identity information.
Azure offers several high level services
- Cloud Services
- Storage / Data Management
- SQL Azure
- Azure Media Services
- Virtual Machines
- Virtual Networks
- Azure Websites
- Azure Mobile Services
Azure offers several services currently in preview
Intro to Azure
- [Introducing Windows Azure]
Each of these services offers the ability to scale up or down based on demand using predetermined virtual machine sizes to run the services.
Use this tag for questions relating to applications hosted on Azure.