Many compute configurations // Options sized to fit your application needs including new high memory instances.
Many operating systems // Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Plus, Linux by commercial distributors: Ubuntu, CentOS, SLES.
Pre-built images // Get started from the Image Gallery and provision your stack with Windows Server, SQL Server, BizTalk Server in minutes.
Community images // Choose your favorite open source stack from the VM Depot.
Secure, isolated connections to on-premises // Virtual Network provides a logical IPsec based network connection between your apps running in Virtual Machines and your on-premises datacenter.
Geo-redundant disk storage // 6 copies of your Virtual Machine images redundantly stored at two datacenters hundreds of miles apart. No extra cost.
Transparent SLA // 99.95% monthly SLA for multiple Virtual Machines. 99.9% monthly SLA for Virtual Networks.
Bring your apps // If it runs on Hyper-V, it runs on Windows Azure Virtual Machines.