What is Microsoft Azure?

Developers and IT professionals use Microsoft Azure to build, deploy and manage applications in a hybrid cloud environment through Microsoft's global network of secure datacenters. Azure is an amazing tool for business in that it allows you to maximize efficiency while greatly reducing infrastructure costs. Consistent with the methodology of DevOps, Microsoft Azure can help to break down data silos and allow better collaboration between software development and the actual IT business needs of an organization.

Why use Virtuworks as my Microsoft Azure Services Provider?

Simply said, you will pay less. Why? Unlike other Azure providers, Virtuworks has invested heavily in the development of software tools that allow us to monitor your data consumption at a granular level and only bill for actual usage. Other providers usually charge a flat monthly fee, which could mean that you are overpaying for service.

Here's whats really great! Using our Azure dashboard through our licensed Windows hosting control panel, MSPControl, you are able to monitor and manage all of your Azure consumption. You can set hard & soft usage caps, set budget alerts, monitor your burn rate and more.

What can you do with Microsoft Azure?

Compute

  • Virtual Machines
    Provision Windows and Linux virtual machines in seconds
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    Manage and scale up to thousands of Linux and Windows virtual machines
  • App Service
    Quickly create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile
  • Functions
    Process events with serverless code
  • Azure Container Service (AKS)
    Simplify the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes
  • Container Instances
    Easily run containers with a single command
  • Batch
    Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management
  • Service Fabric
    Develop microservices and orchestrate containers on Windows or Linux
  • Cloud Services
    Create highly-available, infinitely-scalable cloud applications and APIs

Networking

  • Virtual Network
    Provision private networks, optionally connect to on-premises datacenters
  • Load Balancer
    Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications
  • Application Gateway
    Build scalable and highly-available web front ends in Azure
  • VPN Gateway
    Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity
  • Azure DNS
    Host your DNS domain in Azure
  • Content Delivery Network
    Ensure secure, reliable content delivery with broad global reach
  • Traffic Manager
    Route incoming traffic for high performance and availability
  • ExpressRoute
    Dedicated private network fiber connections to Azure
  • Azure DDoS Protection
    Protect your applications from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks

Storage

  • Storage
    Blob storage, Archive Storage, Queue Storage, File Storage & Disk Storage
  • Data Lake Store
    Hyperscale repository for big data analytics workloads
  • Backup
    Simple and reliable server backup to the cloud
  • Site Recovery
    Orchestrate protection and recovery of private clouds

Web + Mobile

  • App Service
    Quickly create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile
  • Content Delivery Network
    Ensure secure, reliable content delivery with broad global reach
  • Media Services
    Encode, store, and stream video and audio at scale
  • Azure Search
    Fully-managed search-as-a-service

Databases

  • SQL Database
    Managed relational SQL Database as a service
  • Azure Database for MySQL
    Managed MySQL database service for app developers
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
    Managed PostgreSQL database service for app developers
  • SQL Data Warehouse
    Elastic data warehouse as a service with enterprise-class features
  • SQL Server Stretch Database
    Dynamically stretch on-premises SQL Server databases to Azure
  • Azure Cosmos DB
    Globally distributed, multi-model database for any scale
  • Table Storage
    NoSQL key-value store using semi-structured datasets
  • Redis Cache
    Power applications with high-throughput, low-latency data access
  • Data Factory
    Orchestrate and manage data transformation and movement

Containers

  • Azure Container Service (AKS)
    Simplify the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes
  • Container Instances
    Easily run containers with a single command
  • Container Registry
    Store and manage container images across all types of Azure deployments
  • Service Fabric
    Develop microservices and orchestrate containers on Windows or Linux
  • Web App for Containers
    Easily deploy and run containerized web apps that scale with your business
  • Batch
    Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management

Internet of Things

  • IoT Hub
    Connect, monitor, and control billions of IoT assets
  • IoT Edge
    Extend intelligence from the cloud to edge devices
  • Stream Analytics
    Real-time data stream processing from millions of IoT devices
  • Machine Learning
    Open and elastic AI development spanning the cloud and the edge
  • Time Series Insights
    Instantly explore and analyze time-series data
  • Azure Cosmos DB
    Globally distributed, multi-model database for any scale
  • Event Grid
    Get reliable event delivery at massive scale

Data + Analytics

  • HDInsight
    Provision cloud Hadoop, Spark, R Server, HBase, and Storm clusters
  • Machine Learning
    Open and elastic AI development spanning the cloud and the edge
  • Stream Analytics
    Real-time data stream processing from millions of IoT devices
  • Data Lake Analytics
    Distributed analytics service that makes big data easy
  • Data Lake Store/strong>
    Hyperscale repository for big data analytics workloads
  • Azure Analysis Services
    Enterprise grade analytics engine as a service
  • Event Hubs
    Receive telemetry from millions of devices
  • Data Factory
    Orchestrate and manage data transformation and movement
  • SQL Data Warehouse
    Elastic data warehouse as a service with enterprise-class features

Enterprise Integration

  • Logic Apps
    Automate the access and use of data across clouds without writing code
  • service-bus
    Connect across private and public cloud environments
  • API Management
    Publish APIs to developers, partners, and employees securely and at scale
  • StorSimple
    Lower costs with an enterprise hybrid cloud storage solution
  • SQL Server Stretch Database
    Dynamically stretch on-premises SQL Server databases to Azure
  • Data Catalog
    Get more value from your enterprise data assets
  • Data Factory
    Receive telemetry from millions of devices
  • Data Factory
    Orchestrate and manage data transformation and movement
  • Event Grid
    Get reliable event delivery at massive scale

Security + Identity

  • Security Center
    Unify security management and enable advanced threat protection across hybrid cloud workloads
  • Azure Active Directory for developers
    Scalable, cross-platform authentication for your apps and websites
  • Key Vault
    Safeguard and maintain control of keys and other secrets
  • Azure Active Directory
    Synchronize on-premises directories and enable single sign-on
  • Azure Active Directory B2C
    Consumer identity and access management in the cloud
  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
    Join Azure virtual machines to a domain without domain controllers
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
    Add security for your data and apps without adding hassles for users

Developer Tools

  • Visual Studio Team Services
    Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software
  • Azure DevTest Labs
    Quickly create environments using reusable templates and artifacts
  • Application Insights
    Detect, triage, and diagnose issues in your web apps and services
  • API Management
    Publish APIs to developers, partners, and employees securely and at scale
  • Visual Studio App Center
    Ship apps faster by automating application lifecycles
  • Developer Tools and SDKs
    Build, deploy, diagnose, and manage multi-platform, scalable apps and services
  • Xamarin
    Create cloud-powered mobile apps faster
  • Storage Explorer
    View and interact with Azure Storage resources

Monitoring + Management

  • Microsoft Azure portal
    Build, manage, and monitor all Azure products in a single, unified console
  • Azure Policy
    Implement corporate governance and standards at scale for Azure resources
  • Cost Management
    Optimize what you spend on the cloud, while maximizing cloud potential
  • Azure Monitor
    Highly granular and real-time monitoring data for any Azure resource
  • Application Insights
    Detect, triage, and diagnose issues in your web apps and services
  • Log Analytics
    Collect, search, and visualize machine data from on-premises and cloud
  • Backup
    Simple and reliable server backup to the cloud
  • Site Recovery
    Orchestrate protection and recovery of private clouds
  • Scheduler
    Run your jobs on simple or complex recurring schedules