In August of last year, we announced support for Vertica in the Microsoft Azure Cloud environment. This includes a fully automated cluster deployment from the Azure Marketplace (which can be found here) and also includes our free Community Edition license. Microsoft, like many other public Cloud providers, offers a free trial subscription for users that are interested in trying their environment and exploring the possibilities.
Read about it here:
https://my.vertica.com/blog/using-verti ... ree-trial/