Themain purpose of this paper is to shed light on the internals ofMicrosoft’s Azure platform. In addition to examining how Azure platform works, the benefits of Azure platform are explored. Themost important benefit inMicrosoft’s solution is that it resembles existingWindows environment a lot. Developers can use the same application programming interfaces (APIs) and development tools they are already used to. The second benefit is that migrating applications to cloud is easy. This partially stems from the fact that Azure’s services can be exploited by an application whether it is run locally or in the cloud.