What is Microsoft Azure?
Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
Microsoft Azure is a tool in the Cloud Hosting category of a tech stack.
Why developers like Microsoft Azure
Scales well and quite easy
Can use .Net or open source tools
Startup plans via BizSpark
Wide choice of services
Lots of integrations