Microsoft Azure, one of the leading cloud platforms, offers individual customers, startups and large enterprises to manage and deploy applications and services. It also enables enterprises to scale out, scale up and scale down as per their business requirements. Azure helps enterprises to control their CAPEX and OPEX and allows building and deploying long term and sustainable workloads.Owing to the Azure offerings, it appears that Azure cloud services are growing tremendously. The Azure platform is getting more matured and providing better support for security, business analytics, Hadoop and other value add services. Azure backs a wide range of programming environments including ASP.NET, PHP and Node.js covering best of both worlds Microsoft and Open Source.