Microsoft has announced that its Azure platform is now ISO 9001:2015 compliant and has been certified to say that it meets the specification. The news comes on the back of Microsoft’s “ongoing effort to deliver the broadest and deepest set of compliance offerings.”
An independent third-party performed an examination of Microsoft Azure and several Microsoft online services for adherence to the quality management principles established by ISO 9001:2015.
The latest certification represents the 5th ISO certificate that Azure has received. ISO 9001:2015 gives guidance on implementing quality management. The seven principles it is based on are:
- Customer focus
- Leadership commitment to quality objectives
- Employee engagement in the quality goals set by leadership
- Process-driven approach to achieve quality objectives
- Continuous improvement
- Evidence-based decision making
- Customer and partner relationship management
Aside from Microsoft’s Azure, the certificate also covers 52 other services across several offerings including Cloud App Security, PowerApps, Power BI, Flow, Genomics and Graph.
ISO refers to the International Organization for Standardization. Standards issued by the body act as specification for vendors to aim for so that quality, safety and efficiency are ensured.
Source: Microsoft Azure