Delivering the power of the Windows Azure Platform to your datacenter.
Windows Azure™ platform appliance is a turnkey cloud platform that customers can deploy in their own datacenter, across hundreds to thousands of servers. The Windows Azure platform appliance consists of Windows Azure, SQL Azure and a Microsoft-specified configuration of network, storage and server hardware. This hardware will be delivered by a variety of partners.
The appliance is designed for service providers, large enterprises and governments and provides a proven cloud platform that delivers breakthrough datacenter efficiency through innovative power, cooling and automation technologies.
Partners and customers can utilize their existing development skills in familiar languages such as .NET and PHP to create and manage web applications and services,. Optimized for scale-out applications-designed so that developers can easily build scale-out applications using their existing application platforms and development tools.
Partners and customers will receive enterprise class service backed by reliable service level agreements and deep online services experience.
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