Microsoft 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.
It provides software as a service (SAAS), platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service, and supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
By leveraging Microsoft Azure you can convert your current on premise server to a cloud based server. The benefits you would see from this are:
- No maintenance on server hardware or upgrades needed
- Greater up time
- Ability to scale your server to a faster type server at a click of a button
- Month to month billing for the rental of your cloud server