For questions relating to Windows Azure cloud hosting technologies
Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud hosting platform. At a basic level, like most cloud hosting platforms, it provides virtual machines and data storage based in datacenters around the world, charging for the use of resources. As time goes on, Microsoft is adding new capabilities to broaden its infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service capabilities, such as web servers, message bus and distributed cache. These services are all charged at different levels.