Azure also is designed to integrate with in house systems, giving businesses the option of moving some applications to the cloud while keeping others.Those containing sensitive personal data, for instance within their four walls. Azure "gives our customers the power of choice to deploy applications in cloud-based Internet services or through on-premises servers, or to combine them in any way that makes the most sense," said Ozzie.
Azure is built to support a range of software standards, including SOAP, REST, and XML, that work with both Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. It's also compatible with third-party development languages, including Eclipse, Ruby, PHP, and Python. Microsoft is set to launch what it calls a Community Technology Preview of Azure, during which members of its professional developers' organization will receive.Microsoft did not release pricing details for the Azure services.Mostly this software will be released by this year end.