Windows Azure is a cloud operating system developed by Microsoft. With Windows Azure you can develop your cloud applications, host your applications and manage your servers in a cloud environment. It’s a scalable and dynamic solution meant to increase the opportunities for cloud computing for companies of any size. It’s best use is for cloud-based applications on Microsoft datacenters.

Windows Azure is capable of the following functions:

  • Ability to run ASP .NET applications
  • Develop applications with .NET code in the cloud
  • Service a cloud hosting environment that interacts with other Microsoft products
  • Store data in the cloud
  • Access your data in the cloud more easily
  • Build and deploy your servers on site or off site

And there’s a whole lot more.

If you are doing business in a Microsoft Windows environment and desire to take your computing to the next level, decrease expenses and increase efficiency, then Windows Azure can be a huge asset.