Discover how ArcGIS leverages and integrates with Azure


ArcGIS and Azure deliver powerful cloud solutions for your mapping and analysis needs. Consistently scale to meet demand. Ensure reliability and high performance while reducing infrastructure costs. Maintain security requirements to protect your data. Use cloud native databases and storage services to leverage Azure’s highly resilient infrastructure. Deploy or virtualize a variety of ArcGIS products in Azure. ArcGIS also leverages Azure services to deliver high performance, scalable, and secure geographic information system (GIS) products. 

ArcGIS Online leverages Azure

ArcGIS Online is a complete mapping and analysis solution delivered as software as a service (SaaS). It uses many Azure products and cloud services to deliver maps and apps that draw quickly and are highly scalable. Enjoy the ease and flexibility of fully managed infrastructure. 

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ArcGIS Enterprise on Microsoft Azure

Leverage your investments in Microsoft and Esri by deploying ArcGIS Enterprise, a complete geospatial system, in the Azure cloud. Read, use, and create cloud native Azure databases and storage services to leverage Azure’s highly resilient infrastructure.

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ArcGIS Pro in the Azure Cloud

Securely access ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s professional desktop GIS software, through Azure’s virtual desktop. Reduce overhead and improve IT governance by centralizing your deployment and management. Use ArcGIS Pro to visualize and analyze data, create advanced 2D and 3D maps, and share your work from anywhere.

Learn about ArcGIS Pro

Real-time GIS

Combine enterprise-ready, real-time GIS technology with big data analytics powered by ArcGIS Velocity. Use a managed cloud service on Microsoft Azure Container Services—part of the Azure IoT Suite. 

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Esri Managed Cloud Services

Stay focused and extract value from your ArcGIS software while our cloud GIS experts handle the hosting and management details. Gain peace of mind knowing Esri Managed Cloud Services are built to suit your needs and will evolve with you.

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Jumpstart service for ArcGIS Enterprise

A high-impact, cost-effective jumpstart package reduces the amount of time it takes to install, configure, and administer ArcGIS Enterprise. An Esri consultant will provide on-site configuration support and technology transfer for a smooth transition to the Azure cloud.

View Esri’s jumpstart packages

Common questions about ArcGIS on Azure

Does ArcGIS run on Azure?

Yes. Esri’s flagship software, ArcGIS, runs on Azure. It leverages the Microsoft Azure cloud for infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and managed services.

Do Esri’s licensing models support moving to the cloud?

Yes. Esri provides licensing models that include on-premises, cloud, and hybrid implementations. These also consider perpetual, subscription, managed services, and Enterprise license agreement options. When a customer chooses to move to the cloud, Esri has several licensing models to support the decision.

Does Esri interface with the other Microsoft clouds (e.g., Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365)

Yes. Esri is investing resources to ensure Microsoft customers benefit from geospatial services that are integrated within Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Power BI, Power Automate, Dynamics 365, and Teams.

How can Microsoft developers and startup communities leverage Esri’s geospatial capabilities and spatial content?

Esri offers advanced ArcGIS Location Services and authoritative content such as demographic data, imagery, earth sciences, and community-sourced basemaps for developer and partner use. These include startups, independent software vendors (ISVs), and system integrators (SIs).

How do I move my ArcGIS to Azure? Can Esri help?

Modernizing cloud infrastructure is a known process. For each customer, evaluation and planning is needed to assess your unique environment and requirements. Esri Professional Services (and select Esri Services partners) are available to participate in a joint discovery assessment and collaborate on project vision and scope. Email programs_business_development@esri.com for more information.

Is ArcGIS on Azure supported in government environments?

Yes, ArcGIS has been successfully implemented with Microsoft Azure, Azure Government, and Azure Government Secret. Each can be considered accordingly for individual customer needs.

What technology themes or scenarios should I consider when using Esri and Microsoft?

Some of the key areas where Esri and Microsoft have strong integration support include: field operations, Internet of Things (IoT), digital twin, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, BI reporting and analysis, and real-time visualization and analytics.

How can I determine if ArcGIS and Azure meet my security, privacy, and compliance requirements?

The ArcGIS Trust Center details the security framework and capabilities of ArcGIS and its cloud infrastructure providers, including Azure. You can also review the security and privacy certifications ArcGIS earned, including FedRAMP and ISO27k.

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