How Azure helps? by Melbin Areekuzhi Windows Azure is a Development and Hosting Platform with on-demand computing & infinite scalability and Azure is already helping Entrepreneurs & Enterprises across the globe to: Develop and Deploy at once - as Azure not only provides an Application Hosting environment, but also a full-scale Development Platform with advanced tools integrated into MS Visual Studio to enable effortless Development and Testing. Focus on Core functionality - as Azure allows development team to worry only about application functionality, and not about scale, failover, deployment, etc. Ensure Re-usability of existing resources - as Azure supports all latest Microsoft Technologies which means you can reuse majority of your code base, developer skills and training investments. Run only Operational Expenditure - since with Azure, you pay only for usage - and you ensure ZERO upfront Capital Expenditure. Achieve highly increased Development Productivity - as Azure provides advanced Tools and Project Management capabilities, that help to drastically reduce overall application development, maintenance and support costs.