Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Primary Use Cases
Cloud Computing. Data Management.
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