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Explore some of the most popular Azure products

Provision Windows and Linux virtual machines in seconds

Deliver a virtual desktop experience to any device at cloud scale

Quickly create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile

Globally distributed, multi-model database for any scale

The complete LiveOps back-end platform for building and operating live games

Simplify the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes

Add smart API capabilities to enable contextual interactions

Build, govern, and expand consortium blockchain networks

Create the next generation of applications using artificial intelligence capabilities for any developer and any scenario

Add smart API capabilities to enable contextual interactions

Intelligent, serverless bot service that scales on demand

Fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark-based analytics platform

Build, train, and deploy models from the cloud to the edge

Gather, store, process, analyze, and visualize data of any variety, volume, or velocity

Elastic data warehouse as a service with enterprise-class features

Fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark-based analytics platform

Provision cloud Hadoop, Spark, R Server, HBase, and Storm clusters

Hybrid data integration at enterprise scale, made easy

Build, train, and deploy models from the cloud to the edge

Real-time data stream processing from millions of IoT devices

Massively scalable, secure data lake functionality built on Azure Blob Storage

Enterprise-grade analytics engine as a service

Embed fully interactive, stunning data visualizations in your applications

Build and manage blockchain based applications with a suite of integrated tools

Build, govern, and expand consortium blockchain networks

Easily prototype blockchain apps in the cloud

Automate the access and use of data across clouds without writing code

Globally distributed, multi-model database for any scale

Access cloud compute capacity and scale on demandand only pay for the resources you use

Provision Windows and Linux virtual machines in seconds

Manage and scale up to thousands of Linux and Windows virtual machines

Simplify the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes

Develop microservices and orchestrate containers on Windows or Linux

Quickly create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile

Easily run containers on Azure without managing servers

Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management

Develop and manage your containerized applications faster with integrated tools

Simplify the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes

Easily run containers on Azure without managing servers

Develop microservices and orchestrate containers on Windows or Linux

Store and manage container images across all types of Azure deployments

Easily deploy and run containerized web apps that scale with your business

Fully managed OpenShift service, jointly operated with Red Hat

Support rapid growth and innovate faster with secure, enterprise-grade, and fully managed database services

Globally distributed, multi-model database for any scale

Managed MySQL database service for app developers

Managed PostgreSQL database service for app developers

Managed MariaDB database service for app developers

Elastic data warehouse as a service with enterprise-class features

Simplify on-premises database migration to the cloud

Power applications with high-throughput, low-latency data access

Build, manage, and continuously deliver cloud applicationsusing any platform or language

The powerful and flexible environment for developing applications in the cloud

A powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development

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

Build, deploy, diagnose, and manage multi-platform, scalable apps and services

Continuously build, test, and deploy to any platform and cloud

Set up labs for classrooms, trials, development and testing, and other scenarios

Quickly create environments using reusable templates and artifacts

Use the development tools you knowincluding Eclipse, IntelliJ, and Mavenwith Azure

Deliver innovation faster with simple, reliable tools for continuous delivery

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

Continuously build, test, and deploy to any platform and cloud

Plan, track, and discuss work across your teams

Get unlimited, cloud-hosted private Git repos for your project

Create, host, and share packages with your team

Test and ship with confidence with a manual and exploratory testing toolkit

Quickly create environments using reusable templates and artifacts

Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network

Manage user identities and access to protect against advanced threats across devices, data, apps, and infrastructure

Synchronize on-premises directories and enable single sign-on

Consumer identity and access management in the cloud

Join Azure virtual machines to a domain without domain controllers

Better protect your sensitive informationanytime, anywhere

Seamlessly integrate on-premises and cloud-based applications, data, and processes across your enterprise

Automate the access and use of data across clouds without writing code

Connect across private and public cloud environments

Publish APIs to developers, partners, and employees securely and at scale

Bring IoT to any device and any platform, without changing your infrastructure

Connect, monitor and manage billions of IoT assets

Extend cloud intelligence and analytics to edge devices

Experience the simplicity of SaaS for IoT, with no cloud expertise required

Create fully customizable solutions with templates for common IoT scenarios

Securely connect MCU-powered devices from the silicon to the cloud

Build next-generation IoT spatial intelligence solutions

Explore and analyze time-series data from IoT devices

Simple and secure location APIs provide geospatial context to data

Bring AI to everyone with an end-to-end, scalable, trusted platform with experimentation and model management

Simplify, automate, and optimize the management and compliance of your cloud resources

Build, manage, and monitor all Azure products in a single, unified console

Streamline Azure administration with a browser-based shell

Your personalized Azure best practices recommendation engine

Simplify data protection and protect against ransomware

Optimize what you spend on the cloud, while maximizing cloud potential

Implement corporate governance and standards at scale for Azure resources

Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network

Keep your business running with built-in disaster recovery service

Run your jobs on simple or complex recurring schedules

Deliver high-quality video content anywhere, any time, and on any device

Encode, store, and stream video and audio at scale

Deliver content to virtually all devices with scale to meet business needs

Uncover insights from video files with speech and vision services

Securely deliver content using AES, PlayReady, Widevine, and Fairplay

Ensure secure, reliable content delivery with broad global reach

Get Azure innovation everywherebring the agility and innovation of cloud computing to your on-premises workloads.

Unlock innovation with hybrid cloud applications

Run virtual machines on-premises and easily connect to Azure with a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution.

Simplify and accelerate your migration to the cloud with guidance, tools, and resources

Easily discover, assess, right-size, and migrate your on-premises VMs to Azure

Keep your business running with built-in disaster recovery service

Simplify on-premises database migration to the cloud

Appliances and solutions for data transfer to Azure and edge compute

Optimize what you spend on the cloud, while maximizing cloud potential

Blend your physical and digital worlds to create immersive, collaborative experiences

Create multi-user, spatially aware mixed reality experiences

Render high-quality, interactive 3D content, and stream it to your devices in real time

Build next-generation IoT spatial intelligence solutions

Build computer vision and speech models using a developer kit with advanced AI sensors

Build and deploy cross-platform and native apps for any mobile device

Build and host the backend for any mobile app

Send push notifications to any platform from any back end

Continuously build, test, release, and monitor your apps

Simple and secure location APIs provide geospatial context to data

Publish APIs to developers, partners, and employees securely and at scale

Connect cloud and on-premises infrastructure and services to provide your customers and users the best possible experience

Provision private networks, optionally connect to on-premises datacenters

Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications

Build secure, scalable, and highly available web front ends in Azure

Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity

Ensure secure, reliable content delivery with broad global reach

Protect your applications from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks

Route incoming traffic for high performance and availability

Dedicated private network fiber connections to Azure

Protect your enterprise from advanced threats across hybrid cloud workloads

Standing watch, by your side. Intelligent security analytics for your entire enterprise

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

Safeguard and maintain control of keys and other secrets

Build secure, scalable, and highly available web front ends in Azure

Better protect your sensitive informationanytime, anywhere

Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity

Synchronize on-premises directories and enable single sign-on

Protect your applications from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks

Manage hardware security modules that you use in the cloud

Get secure, massively scalable cloud storage for your data, apps, and workloads

File shares that use the standard SMB 3.0 protocol

REST-based object storage for unstructured data

Industry leading price point for storing rarely accessed data

Persistent, secured disk options supporting virtual machines

Massively scalable, secure data lake functionality built on Azure Blob Storage

Appliances and solutions for data transfer to Azure and edge compute

View and interact with Azure Storage resources

Simplify data protection and protect against ransomware

Build, deploy, and scale powerful web applications quickly and efficiently

Quickly create and deploy mission critical web apps at scale

Publish APIs to developers, partners, and employees securely and at scale

Ensure secure, reliable content delivery with broad global reach

Simple and secure location APIs provide geospatial context to data

Explore free online learning resources from videos to hands-on-labs

Find and try industry focused line-of-business and productivity apps

Find, try and buy Azure building blocks and finished software solutions

Get up and running in the cloud with help from an experienced partner

Build more success with the industrys most extensive partner network

Increase your visibility and reach more customers by publishing in the cloud marketplace

Accelerate partner connections and amplify success through the Microsoft partner ecosystem

Ask questions, get answers from Microsoft and community experts

View the current Azure health status and view past incidents

Find downloads, white papers, templates, and events

Learn about Azure security, compliance, and privacy

Connect your applications to Azure with Open Service Broker for Azure

Im excited to announce today a preview of theOpen Service Broker for Azure (OSBA), an implementation of theOpen Service Broker APIfor Azure services. In a multi-cloud, multi-platform world, developers want a standard way to connect their applications to the wealth of services available in the marketplace. The Open Service Broker API is an industry-wide effort to meet that demand, simply and securely. OSBA is the simplest, most flexible way to connect your applications to a suite of the most popular Azure services, from standard offerings like Azure Database for MySQL to unique Azure solutions like Azure Cosmos DB, our globally distributed multi-model database. We currently offer 11 Azure services and intend to support most others over the next year.

The Open Service Broker for Azure and the service catalog CLI make it easy to connect your Kubernetes applications to Azure services.

Open Service Broker for Azure can be deployed to any OSB-compatible platform running in any environment. Whether youre using Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, or OpenShift in Azure, Azure Stack, your own on-prem environment (or somewhere else) you can take advantage of all the great services that Azure has to offer. Microsoft has a long track record of innovation in this space that goes back to our service broker investments for Cloud Foundry in 2016, and of doing soin the open. OSBA builds upon this work and extends it to new platforms and services, while showing our commitment to the Open Service Broker API. Because of todays announcement, we plan to supersede the meta-azure-service-broker project in favor of OSBA and will work closely with our Cloud Foundry customers to ensure a smooth migration.

As part of our broader investments on Kubernetes, Microsoft has been an active contributor to the Service Catalog, which enables Kubernetes operators to leverage cloud-native services provided by platforms like Azure. Today, we are also announcing thealpha release of a CLI for the Kubernetes service catalog.

This tool allows interaction with well-defined service catalog objects like brokers, service instances, and service bindings, making interacting with the service catalog considerably simpler. The service catalog CLI will work with the service catalog no matter where it is deployed, and we look forward to collaborating on it with the rest of the Kubernetes community.

The demo below shows how easy it is to use OSBA to provision and bind Azure Services for some of the supported environments. Note that for Kubernetes this includes natural integration with the Helm package manager and the use of the new service catalog CLI.

You can get started building Azure-powered applications with OSBA today. We have instructions for deploying onKubernetesandCloud Foundry, with OpenShift and Azure Service Fabric coming soon. If you are targeting Kubernetes, be sure to check out ourHelm chartswhere you can see examples of popular Helm charts like WordPress and Concourse which have been enhanced to use Azure services provisioned by OSBA.