What is Azure? In short, it’s Microsoft’s cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services—compute, storage, data, networking, and app—that help you move faster, do more, and save money. But that’s just scratching the surface. Easily configure built-in auto scale for both Mobile Services and Notification Hubs to match your app needs. With auto scale you can spin up/down resources based actual usage and pay only what you need. With access to the global network of Microsoft managed data centers, allowing you to reach users anywhere in the world.
Azure is the only major cloud platform ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity.
Azure can help you easily build apps which interact with customers as they are using your app, so you can deliver fast experiences to delight your users. Mobile Services supports both SignalR and Socket.IO for managing realtime communication with devices. Mobile Services makes configuring user authentication via Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or Twitter accounts as simple as a few clicks. Once users authenticate, not only can you personalize their experience based on social APIs, but also increase engagement and sharing.
Build and deploy a wide variety of modern applications for Android, iOS, and Windows that take full advantage of the cloud—including web, mobile, media and line-of-business solutions. Automatically scale up and down to meet any need.