Microsoft (Windows) Azure is a scalable cloud platform for applications development, execution and data storage.
Cloud technologies turn traditional hardware issues into software problems. There is no longer any need to allocate a budget on HR, hardware and planning of data center construction and maintenance.
Azure platform allows companies to reach 100% uptime, with redundancy within and across geographical regions. Scalability becomes as simple as a click of a button.
Besides obvious savings on hardware procurement and maintenance, with Microsoft Azure business also enjoy paying only for the resource they actually use. Finally, there is a way to save money on IT at night time.