Azure is a cloud-based platform that offers capabilities in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Azure IaaS provides a platform on which organizations can create, deploy, and manage applications using Microsoft’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model.
Azure PaaS provides a platform on which developers can build, test, and deploy applications using a library of pre-built applications and services.
Azure is a viable option for both IaaS and PaaS deployments. Azure offers a more comprehensive platform than Google Cloud Platform, and its PaaS offerings are more mature than those of Amazon Web Services.
However, Amazon Web Services offers a wider range of IaaS options, and its PaaS offerings are more cost-effective than those of Azure.