Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. Azure offers a variety of services, including:
Azure Storage: A highly scalable, reliable, and secure cloud storage service for data and applications.
Azure SQL Database: A managed relational database service that provides data storage and data processing capabilities.
Azure Virtual Machines: A cloud-based service that provides on-demand, scalable, and secure computing resources.
Azure Active Directory: A cloud-based identity and access management service.
Azure App Service: A platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that enables you to build, deploy, and scale web and mobile apps.
Azure Functions: A serverless compute service that enables you to run code on-demand.
Azure DevOps: A set of cloud-based services that help you plan, track, and manage your software development projects.
Pricing for Azure services is based on a pay-as-you-go model. You only pay for the resources you use, and you can cancel or change your subscription at any time. There is no upfront investment required.