In a cloud environment virtual machines are readily available and can be integrated or networked together, connected to local infrastructure, to support various business solutions and other applications and services. For example, in the cloud you can safely place both simple services - mail, company web-site, etc. and very complex data-greedy solutions like ERP-systems.
Thus, cloud solutions show flexibility and scalability of resources, as well as payments optimization - you pay for the time you actually use the services on a cost per user basis.
Microsoft Azure - is a flexible cloud based platform that allows you to use and manage different applications (from simple office products to sophisticated corporate ERP-systems), services, virtual machines, databases.Read more