Azure Services Platform

Azure Services Platform - "Cloud services platform" - Wikipedia on Cloud Computing: "According to a 2008 paper published by IEEE Internet Computing

"Cloud Computing is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on clients.."

Consists of

  1. Windows Azure (cloud operating system) - provides the backbone for the Azure Services platform. Will support Microsoft and non-Microsoft platforms. 
  2. Cloud applications such as Live Services, Microsoft .Net Services, Microsoft SQL Services, Microsoft SharePoint Services & Dynamics CRM

Services Advantages:

  • Reduces need for start-up technology purchases
  • Ease of maintenance 
  • Open platform 
  • Can use current skills for development of cloud-enabled applications.
  • Access to reach to 400 million Live users

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