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Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft Azure, often referred to as Azure (/ˈæʒər, ˈʒər/ AZH-ər, AY-zhər, UK also /ˈæzjʊər, ˈzjʊər/ AZ-ure, AY-zure),[2][3][4] is a cloud computing platform operated by Microsoft that provides access, management, and development of applications and services via around the world-distributed data centers. Microsoft Azure has multiple capabilities such as software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.

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Microsoft Azure
Initial releaseOctober 27, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-10-27)[1]
Operating systemLinux, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android
TypeWeb service, cloud computing
LicenseProprietary for platform, MIT License for client SDKs

Azure, announced at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in October 2008, went by the internal project codename "Project Red Dog",[5] and was formally released in February 2010 as Windows Azure, before being renamed Microsoft Azure on March 25, 2014.[6][7]