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If you’re thinking of quickly building, deploying and managing applications across a global network on the cloud, then viola; enter Windows Azure; Microsoft’s network of managed data-centers.

You can also call it cloud computing for the modern business, windows azure ships( or should i say “comes”) with solutions for the following.

1. Infrastructure
2. Web
3. Mobile
4. Development & Testing
5. Big Data
6. Media
7. Storage, Backup & Recovery
8. Identity & Access Management

Quite a solution for the Enterprise you’d say, and the features are pretty impressive

Infrastructure Services
Windows Azure provides on-demand infrastructure that scales and adapts to your changing business needs. Whether you are creating new applications or running existing applications we provide best-in-class price-performance and end-to-end support.

Develop and Test
Windows Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises.

Big Data
Reveal new insights and drive better decision making with Windows Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop. Expose those insights from all types of data to business users through Microsoft Excel.

Mobile Apps
Windows Azure makes it fast and easy to build mobile apps that scale. Within minutes, you can store data in the cloud, authenticate users, and push notifications to millions of devices.

Web Applications
Windows Azure offers secure and flexible development, deployment and scaling options for any sized web application. Leverage your existing tools to create and deploy applications without the hassle of managing infrastructure.

Windows Azure Media Services allows you to build scalable, cost effective, end-to-end media distribution solutions that can stream media to Adobe Flash, Android, iOS, Windows, and other devices and platforms.

Storage, Backup, and Recovery
Windows Azure provides scalable, durable cloud storage, backup, and recovery solutions for any data. It works with the infrastructure you already have to cost-effectively enhance your business continuity strategy and provide storage required by your cloud applications.

Identity and Access Management
Windows Azure Active Directory delivers an enterprise ready cloud identity service enabling a single sign-on experience across cloud and on-premises applications. It allows multi-factor authentication for added security and compliance.

Windows Azure enables you to bring together all your applications, data, devices, and partners, both on-premises and in the cloud. Use the flexible toolset for solving integration needs ranging from connecting mobile apps with on-premises LOB systems to coordinating B2B payments with your partners.

Data Management
Windows Azure provides the right solution for your data needs, from sql database to blobs to tables. Leverage existing skills and gain the scalability, flexibility, and cost effectiveness of the Windows Azure data services.