Let’s first start with what Microsoft Azure and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) Services, and MEAN Stack are. Microsoft Azure has been created by Microsoft and it’s a Cloud computing platform for building, deploying and managing the applications and services through a global network of Microsoft managed data centers.
Microsoft Azure supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks of both Microsoft and third party software.
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Microsoft Azure provides an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a service (SaaS) Services.
IaaS,Paas and SaaS
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the Internet. Quickly scale up and down with demand, and pay only for what you use.
To know more about Iaas check this link
Platform as a service (PaaS)
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. You purchase the resources you need from a cloud service provider on a pay-as-you-go basis and access them over a secure Internet connection.
Software as a service (SaaS)
Software as a service (SaaS) allows users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the Internet. Common examples are email, calendars, and office tools (such as Microsoft Office 365).
Here we can see more in detail of each Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a service (SaaS) services
Microsoft Azure and Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node (MEAN).
Microsoft Azure not only supports .NET applications to be deployed in the cloud. Microsoft Azure also supports deploying the technologies like PHP, Node.js, Java, Python as we can see from our first image.
Microsoft Azure also supports building and deploying Mongo, Express, Angular and Node (MEAN) Stack Applications.
To know more about MEAN and Microsoft Azure, kindly read the blog post by Koushik Biswas.
Getting started with Microsoft Azure and MEAN Stack app development
Here are a few interesting articles to get started with Microsoft Azure and MEAN Stack.