Introduction To Azure Cloud Computing

Cloud computing means using a hosted service over the internet; i.e., running an application in the cloud. The main advantage of cloud computing is that we have no need to maintain the infrastructure, software, and platform on our premises.

Earlier, before cloud computing was introduced, if we wanted to run the application over the internet, we had to maintain the servers, high band network, software, network guys and more.

Once cloud computing came into the market, all maintainability of servers and software are not at all needed to be run on our premises. Once we deploy the application in the cloud, everything is taken care of by the cloud provider, and that too at a very reasonable cost as compared to our own maintainability.

There are different organizations who provide cloud services.

  1. Microsoft Azure Cloud
  2. Amazon AWS Cloud
  3. Alibaba Cloud
  4. Google Cloud
  5. And, many more………

In this article of the series, we will learn how Azure Services work.

Azure has become one of the most in-demand clouds because of these features -

  • High share in the market
  • Highest server capacity
  • Pay as you go payment model

Azure Cloud computing

Once we deploy the application on the Azure cloud, there are many advantages

  1. Cost is very low (Pay as you go)
  2. No downtime
  3. Maintenance of application is very easy
  4. Will deploy the application on different data centers
  5. Troubleshooting is very easy

Microsoft Azure provides three different services

  1. Infrastructure as a Service:
  2. Software as a Service
  3. Platform as a Service

Infrastructure services provide the servers, networks, firewall, and load balancers.

Platform services provide the Programming Languages and Frameworks.

Software service provides the Browsers, Office Suites, and CRM tools.

There are 3 different types of deployment methods available.

  1. Public -On demand
  2. Private -Dedicated servers
  3. Hybrid – On Demand + Dedicated servers

Azure provides different types of products

  1. Virtual machines
  2. Web Apps
  3. Mobile Apps
  4. Function App
  5. Storage
  6. Logical Apps
  7. Load Balancers
  8. API Management
  9. Active Directory
  10. Azure Service fabric
  11. IOT
  12. Machine learning
  13. And many more…

I will cover each and every topic on Azure in detail in the coming article series.

Azure Cloud computing

In my next article, I will cover how to login to the Azure account for free with $200 in credits.