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Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios.
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What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
Microsoft Azure is a tool in the Cloud Hosting category of a tech stack.

Who uses Microsoft Azure?

Companies
4455 companies reportedly use Microsoft Azure in their tech stacks, including Delivery Hero, LinkedIn, and Stack.

Developers
10934 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Azure Integrations

Kubernetes, Bitbucket, New Relic, Ansible, and Terraform are some of the popular tools that integrate with Microsoft Azure. Here's a list of all 102 tools that integrate with Microsoft Azure.
Pros of Microsoft Azure
112
Scales well and quite easy
93
Can use .Net or open source tools
80
Startup friendly
72
Startup plans via BizSpark
61
High performance
36
Wide choice of services
32
Low cost
31
Lots of integrations
29
Reliability
18
Twillio & Github are directly accessible
11
RESTful API
9
Enterprise Grade
9
Startup support
9
PaaS
7
Free for students
7
DocumentDB
7
In person support
6
Virtual Machines
5
Service Bus
5
It rocks
4
Storage, Backup, and Recovery
4
Infrastructure Services
4
SQL Databases
4
Redis Cache
4
CDN
3
Scheduler
3
BizSpark 60k Azure Benefit
3
HDInsight
3
Big Data
3
Integration
3
IaaS
3
Built on Node.js
3
Preview Portal
2
Machine Learning
2
Stream Analytics
2
Data Factory
2
Event Hubs
2
Virtual Network
2
ExpressRoute
2
Traffic Manager
2
Media Services
2
BizTalk Services
2
Backup
2
Site Recovery
2
Active Directory
2
Multi-Factor Authentication
2
Visual Studio Online
2
Application Insights
2
Automation
2
Big Compute
2
Mobile
2
Media
2
Dev-Test
2
Web
2
Storage
2
StorSimple
2
Operational Insights
2
Key Vault
2
Infrastructure near your customers
2
Easy Deployment
2
SaaS
1
Best cloud platfrom
1
Easy and fast to start with
1
Documentation
1
Open cloud
1
Remote Debugging
1
Enterprise customer preferences
1
Security
Decisions about Microsoft Azure

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Microsoft Azure in their tech stack.

Dale Ross
Independent Contractor at Self Employed | 22 upvotes 路 868.7K views

I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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Michael R.
Full Stack Web Developer at Safe This Home, LLC | 4 upvotes 路 10.7K views
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We are preparing to deploy a MERN-stack application (PWA) for a client. The app will be a public-facing real estate platform for listing, buying, and selling homes. While presenting a user experience much like a website, it retains the scalability and functionality of a web application.

I am weighing the pros and cons of using Microsoft Azure over Heroku, especially now that Heroku no longer supports mLAB for connecting Mongo databases. See more Suggestions and feedback always welcome.

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Kumar Gaurav
DevOps Engineer at CoRover Private Limited | 2 upvotes 路 8K views
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Linode

What is the data transfer out cost (Bandwidth cost) on Linode compared to Microsoft Azure?

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Shared insights
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Microsoft Azure

Need advice on what platform, systems and tools to use.

Evaluating whether to start a new digital business for which we will need to build a website that handles all traffic. Website only right now. May add smartphone apps later. No desktop app will ever be added. Website to serve various countries and languages. B2B and B2C type customers. Need to handle heavy traffic, be low cost, and scale well.

We are open to either build it on AWS or on Microsoft Azure.

Apologies if I'm leaving out some info. My first post. :) Thanks in advance!

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Paxion Tang
Sr Staff at trendmicro | 2 upvotes 路 5.3K views
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CircleCI

My project need to use CircleCI and deploy to Microsoft Azure. Where can i start ? Thanks

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Microsoft Azure's Features

  • Use your OS, language, database, tool
  • Global datacenter footprint
  • Enterprise Grade with up to a 99.95% monthly SLA
  • Web Sites- Get started for free and scale up as your traffic grows. Build with ASP.NET, PHP or Node.js and deploy in seconds with FTP, Git or TFS.
  • Infrastructure Services- Access scalable, on-demand infrastructure using Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks. Take advantage of what you already know to achieve new capabilities in the cloud.
  • Mobile Services- App development with a scalable and secure backend hosted in Windows Azure. Incorporate structured storage, user authentication and push notifications in minutes.
  • Cloud Services- Create highly-available, infinitely scalable applications and services using a rich Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment. Support multi-tier scenarios, automated deployments and elastic scale.
  • Big Data- Process, analyze, and gain new insights from big data using the power of Apache Hadoop.
  • Media- Create, manage and distribute media in the cloud. This PaaS offering provides everything from encoding to content protection to streaming and analytics support.

Microsoft Azure Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Microsoft Azure?
Amazon Web Services
It provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments. It offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services.
Google Cloud Platform
It helps you build what's next with secure infrastructure, developer tools, APIs, data analytics and machine learning. It is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search and YouTube.
DigitalOcean
We take the complexities out of cloud hosting by offering blazing fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers, straightforward pricing, a simple API, and an easy-to-use control panel.
OneDrive
Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
Hadoop
The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage.
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Microsoft Azure's Followers
9457 developers follow Microsoft Azure to keep up with related blogs and decisions.