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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a Cloud Computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Azure was announced in October 2008 and released on 1 February 2010 as Windows Azure, before being renamed to Microsoft Azure on 25 March 2014.

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  • SNAPSHOT
  • United States
    2008
    Public
    NASDAQ: MSFT
    $1-10b
    10,001 - 50,000
    Open website
    Microsoft
  • TECHNOLOGY STACK
  • Microsoft Azure’s Tech Stack maps Microsoft Azure’s participation in the IoT tech stack.
    • Application Layer
    • Functional Applications

    • Cloud Layer
    • Platform as a Service
      Infrastructure as a Service

    • Edge Layer
    • Automation & Control
      Processors & Edge Intelligence
      Actuators
      Sensors

    • Devices Layer
    • Robots
      Drones
      Wearables
    • Supporting
      Technologies
    • Analytics & Modeling
      Application Infrastructure & Middleware
      Cybersecurity & Privacy
      Networks & Connectivity
    Technological Capability
    None
    Minor
    Moderate
    Strong
  • IOT SNAPSHOT
  • Microsoft Azure’s IoT Snapshot maps the range and focus areas of Microsoft Azure’s IoT business across Technologies, Use Cases, Industries, and Services. Only categories with active products will be shown. Missing categories indicate that there is no activity in those areas.
    Technologies
    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    Cloud Computing
    Cloud Databases
    Cloud Middleware & Microservices
    Cloud Storage Services
    Hybrid Cloud
    Analytics & Modeling
    Big Data Analytics
    Digital Twin / Simulation
    Edge Analytics
    Machine Learning
    Application Infrastructure & Middleware
    Blockchain
    Data Exchange & Integration
    Cybersecurity & Privacy
    Cloud Security
    Network Security
  • IOT SOLUTIONS
  • Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Run Linux Containers with Docker integration; build apps with JavaScript, Python, .NET, PHP, Java and Node.js; build back-ends for iOS, Android and Windows devices. Azure cloud service supports the same technologies millions of developers and IT professionals already rely on and Trust. Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacenter and the cloud. Not Azure, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and Encryption features — so your assets stay right where you need them. And with Azure Stack, you can bring the Azure model of application development and deployment to your datacenter. Azure hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds: more IT options, less complexity and cost. It’s why it’s one of the best Cloud Computing services available.

  • KEY CUSTOMERS
  • Huawei, GE Healthcare, 3M, Xerox, BMW, AccuWeather, Heineken, Rolls-Royce

  • CASE STUDIES
  • Microsoft Azure: 3M Gains Real-Time Insight with Cloud Solution
    The company has a long track record of innovative technology solutions. For example, 3M helps its customers optimize parking operations by automating fee collection and other processes. To improve support for this rapidly expanding segment, 3M needed to automate its own data collection and reporting. The company had recently purchased the assets of parking, tolling, and automatic license plate reader businesses, and required better insight into these acquisitions. Chad Reed, Global Business Manager for 3M Parking Systems, says, “With thousands of installations across the world, we couldn’t keep track of our software and hardware deployments, which made it difficult to understand our market penetration.” 3M wanted a tracking application that sales staff could use to get real-time information about the type and location of 3M products in parking lots and garages. So that it could be used on-site with potential customers, the solution would have to provide access to data anytime, anywhere, and from an array of mobile devices. Jason Fox, Mobile Application Architect at 3M, upped the ante by volunteering to deliver the new app in one weekend. For Fox and his team, these requirements meant turning to the cloud instead of an on-premises datacenter. “My first thought was to go directly to the cloud because we needed to provide access not only to our salespeople, but to resellers who didn’t have access to our internal network,” says Fox. “The cloud just seemed like a logical choice.”
    Microsoft Azure: Microsoft Azure Cloud Migration For Idea Management Tool
    High cost of hosting dedicated servers regardless of usage of the systems and resources Time required to have application provision for each new instance for end user clientsTime and resources required to manage servers, back up, and IT infrastructure in data center End user clients requiring storage of data in their own countries End user clients asking for on-demand scalability of resources on servers End user clients asking for secured certified data center with required compliances as per their IT security policy 
    Microsoft Azure: Microsoft makes urban data usable via cloud technology
    As one of the biggest megatrends of the 21st century, urbanization affects both recent and established industrial countries. In the European Union, already more than 70 percent of the population live in an urban area. In Germany, the uninterrupted urban growth is likely to pose huge challenges for many municipalities in the future, in areas like traffic, energy, environment and health. For this reason, innovative solutions in terms of city planning and city development are required. Additionally, increasingly demanding citizens expect a high quality of life and improved citizen services. To address those challenges, traditional routes must be tested, old infrastructures modernized and administrative processes organized more efficiently.
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  • PARTNERS
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