Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. Through its Microsoft Partnership, CTO provides a range of Azure Services, including compute, analytics, storage, and networking. Clients can pick and choose from these Azure Services to develop and scale new applications, or run existing applications in the public cloud.
In addition, Azure Services offers 4 different forms of cloud computing: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS) and serverless.
CTO charges for Azure Services on a pay-as-you-go basis, meaning customers receive a bill each month that only charges them for the specific resources they have used. Alternatively, if customers’ usage is more certain, they can reserve resources on a 1 Year or 3 Year term (called an Upfront Reserved Instance) for a significantly reduced fee.
CTO’s use of the Azure platform aims to help businesses manage challenges and meet their organisational goals. Azure Services provides tools that support all industries – including e-commerce and finance – and is compatible with open-source technologies. This provides users with the flexibility to use their preferred tools and technologies.