Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft- specific and third-party software and systems. Microsoft azure services include those for compute, analytics, storage and networking. AnylinQ incorporates Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure in its data management solutions. Some organizations use cloud infrastructure for data backup and disaster recovery. In addition, some organizations use cloud infrastructure as an alternative to their own data center or as a secondary site. Rather than investing in local servers and storage, these organizations choose to run some, or all, of their business applications in the cloud.