I want to host an application on Windows Azure that stores the credit card information of users who pay to buy subscriptions for a monthly fee. I’d just have to store the card data as securely as possible (encrypt, salt, update database password often, use HTTPS, and so on)
I believe I need to be PCI compliant to be able to store this kind of information. My question is can Azure allow me to achieve this? What are my options? Can an application on Azure process credit card payments?