Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform with integrated services to boast of, for quicker work and saving resources. It began as a simple Windows Server-based cloud platform, maturing to a flexible platform allowing the developer community explore languages and frameworks of their choice. A variety of tools can be used with this to build deploy and manage applications as well.
The integrated services are worth watching out for in a world that moves towards cloud computing in different arenas like Cloud Computing, Cloud BI, Cloud Analytics, Cloud Storage and more. Microsoft too, adopts various deployment models like the Private Cloud, Public Cloud and the Hybrid Cloud.
Microsoft Azure offers the following integrated services based on its very robust Cloud.
Microsoft Azure offers unparalleled advantages, to claim its stake as one of the most stable and reliable cloud systems today.
Advantages of using Microsoft Azure
Mobile, web and IoT apps are built and managed more efficiently using Microsoft Azure
- Integrated tools
- Pre-built templates
- Managed services
Open Architecture with Flexible Approach
Azure supports almost all technologies popular today assuring that developers do not need to adjust to any new ware. The Azure client libraries are licensed as open source and available on GitHub and support a range of
- Programming Languages
Azure assures easy integration with existing IT environments of the companies, avoiding a situation where the user is forced to change preferences. It offers an ingenious solution by using the needful techniques.
- Secure private connections
- Hybrid database
- Storage solutions
- Data residency
- Encryption features
Azure Stack is a smart move in hybrid cloud computing allowing Azure to run in datacenters of choice.
Data Protection Assured
Protection and privacy of data is the top most on the list of companies when discussing clouds. Microsoft Azure, assures this and more. Being one of the first cloud providers to adopt ISO 27018, which is the international cloud privacy standard, Microsoft says it all. It abides by privacy laws of both US and the EU.
A Global Footprint assuring dependability
Azure is available worldwide in 19 regions, across countries managed through network of Microsoft managed datacenters, making it one of the most extensively available cloud services of the world.
Supports Versatile Applications
Azure can be implemented for versatile applications, across various business domains. This cloud service boasts of an impressive clientele right from Fortune 500 companies to more modest set ups all supported by its different support mechanisms.
- Enterprise grade SLA’s on services
- 24×7 tech support
- Round-the-clock service health monitoring
Economical and suits all requirements
The pay as you go service can be used to scale up and down as and when required. This assures that the organizations can plan their usage and pay for only what is required for storage and bandwidth services.
Predictive Analysis Services
World is talking about predictive analysis and Azure promises niche services in the most talked about areas.
- Machine Learning
- Stream Analytics
- Power BI
This assures intuitive insights into a deluge of data created by the structured, unstructured data and also the data created by IoT
Services Available under Azure
Microsoft Azure comes as a bundle of various services co-related to each other, both for traditional and newer devices.
- Azure API Management
Application programing interfaces (APIs) for publishing
- Visual Studio Application Insights
Elemetry services for devices and web applications
- App Service
Enterprise-ready mobile apps for any platform or device creation
- Azure Automation
Automating the creation, deployment, monitoring and maintenance for Azure resources.
- Azure Backup
Allows customers to manage cloud backups
- Azure Batch
For large-scale parallel and high performance computing (HPC) workloads
- Azure BizTalk Services
Integration services for public cloud and hybrid cloud deployments
- Azure CDN
A robust content delivery network
- Azure Cloud Services
To build, deploy and manage software applications
- Azure Data Factory
To create, orchestrate and schedule work flows and transformation activities for data
- Azure DNS
For hosting DNS domains with their Azure apps
- Azure Document Hub
A fully-managed NoSQL document database service
- Azure Event Hubs
Allows applications to process events with variable load profiles
- Azure HDInsight Service
A Hadoop-based service for big data
- Microsoft Azure Key
Encryption key management capabilities
- Azure load balancer
To distribute traffic among service instances in Azure Cloud Services or Azure Virtual Machines
- Azure Machine Learning
To design, test, operationalize and manage predictive analytics
- Azure Cache
A fast access to data
- Azure Mobile Engagement
Mobile application management (MAM) capabilities from Azure
- Azure Mobile Services
Back-end services for building cross-platform mobile apps
- Azure Multi-Factor Authentication
Multi-factor authentication services for organizational security and compliance
- Notification Hubs
Provides for push notification capabilities
- Operational Insights
Capabilities to collect, correlate and visualize machine data in logs
- Redis Cache
A dedicated cache for Azure applications
- Remote App
Windows apps delivery to any device
- Azure Scheduler
For invoking actions in the future
- Azure Search
Powerful search capabilities for Azure based applications
- Azure Service Bus
A messaging infrastructure for communication between applications
- Site Recovery
Disaster recovery services from Microsoft
- Azure SQL Database
The renowned relational database system to support Azure
A hybrid-cloud storage service to cater to different models of implementation
- Stream Analytics
An event processing engine to assist with real-time analytics
- Azure Traffic Manager
For routing incoming traffic across multiple hosted Azure services
- Azure Virtual Machines
To deploy a Windows Server or Linux image in the cloud
- Azure Virtual Network
A facility to create VPNs that are hosted in the cloud
- Visual Studio Online
A service for hosted application lifecycle management (ALM)
- Azure VPN Gateway
To establish secure connectivity between their Azure VPNs and their on-premises IT infrastructures
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