You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
Windows Azure enables you to easily scale your applications to any size. It is a fully automated self-service platform that allows you to provision resources within minutes. Elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs. Windows Azure is available in multiple datacenters around the world, enabling you to deploy your applications close to your customers.
Windows Azure delivers a flexible cloud platform that can satisfy any application need. It enables you to reliably host and scale out your application code within compute roles. You can store data using relational SQL databases, NoSQL table stores, and unstructured blob stores, and optionally use Hadoop and business intelligence services to data-mine it.