Let’s understand Microsoft Azure?

Azure from the family of Microsoft

Azure the cloud platform introduced by the software giants Microsoft. Azure the latest cloud platform among the others famous cloud platforms such as AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Google Cloud. Azure was launched a decade ago in the market.

Azure provides a wide variety of services to its users that can be used without purchasing and provisioning your own hardware. Azure provides solution and rapid development to its resources that may not be possible in an on-premises environment. To people who are new to understand the word on-premise meaning services available on your desktop not on the cloud.

Azure provides a variety of services in its kitty such as compute, storage, network, and application services that allow users to focus on building great solutions without the need to worry about how the physical infrastructure is assembled.


Rulers of Cloud


What are the building blocks of Azure?

Azure App Service and Web Apps that consist of Web Apps, Logic Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, and Function Apps.

Azure Services includes many services in its cloud computing platform such as:

Compute services – This includes the Azure Virtual Machines—both Linux and Windows, Cloud Services, App Services (Web Apps, Mobile Apps, Logic Apps, API Apps, and Function Apps), RemoteApp, Service Fabric, and the Azure Container Service.

Data services – This includes Microsoft Azure Storage (comprised of the Blob, Queue, Table, and Azure Files services), Azure SQL Database, DocumentDB, StorSimple, and the Redis Cache.

Application services – This includes services that you can use to help build and operate your applications, such as Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Service Bus for connecting distributed systems, HDInsight for processing big data, Azure Scheduler, and Azure Media Services.

Network services – This includes Virtual Networks, ExpressRoute, Azure DNS, Azure Traffic Manager, and the Azure Content Delivery Network.

These are the following cloud offerings classified in three categories :

  • SaaS
  • PaaS
  • IaaS

For more information on the above cloud offerings, please check our earlier blog “Similarities between Cloud Computing and Pizza“.

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