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    Operate hybrid seamlessly

    On-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge—we’ll meet you where you are. Integrate and manage your environments with tools and services designed for hybrid cloud.

    Unified identity platform

    Enhance security, simplify access, and set smart policies across your different environments with a single identity platform trusted by 90% of enterprises globally.

    Windows Server and SQL Server for less

    Take advantage of the Azure Hybrid Benefit and save 40% on virtual machines by using your existing SQL Server or Windows Server license investments.

    AI at the edge

    Analyze information close to the physical world where the data resides by deploying Azure Cognitive Services in containers. Deliver real-time insights and immersive experiences that are highly responsive and contextually aware.

    Cohesive security management

    Bring cloud scale and AI-powered security protections to your on-premises virtual machines and IoT devices, all managed centrally along with security for your cloud resources through Azure Security Center.

    Database consistency with common code base

    Achieve greater flexibility, scale, and availability. You decide where you want your SQL or PostgreSQL data to reside and get frictionless database migration with no code changes at an industry leading total cost of ownership (TCO).

    Organizations big and small trust Azure

    “Azure is a great hybrid cloud enabler. We can move some applications to the cloud and leave others running at Smithfield facilities while providing consistent authentication wherever applications run.”

    Matthew Douglas, Director of Cloud & Solutions Architecture, Smithfield Foods

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    Smithfield Foods

    “We chose Azure security and management services because they gave us a global view with a minimal amount of administrative effort.”

    Adeel Abbas, Manager of Global Technology Enterprise Systems

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    “We really found that Azure Stack is the only suitable solution for us. We need to be able to store and efficiently analyze data. Our customers are particular with their requirements around data governance.”

    Dr. Peter Weckesser, Digital Transformation Officer, Airbus Defense and Space

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    “We determined Azure SQL Database Managed Instance was the best choice for us in terms of scalability, cost, and performance. We’ve seen a 49 percent cost reduction and 25 to 30 percent performance gains.”

    Nipun Sharma, Analytics Architect, Business Technology and Systems, Komatsu Australia

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    Learn more about Azure products and services

    Synchronize on-premises directories and enable single sign-on

    Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software

    Unlock innovation with hybrid cloud applications

    Appliances and solutions for data transfer to Azure and edge compute

    Unify security management and enable advanced threat protection across hybrid cloud workloads

    Small-footprint, edge-optimized data engine with built-in AI

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