Microsoft Azure

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. It provides a huge range of cloud services, including compute, analytics, storage and networking. Users can pick and choose from these services to develop and scale new applications or run existing applications in the public cloud.

The platform aims to help businesses manage challenges and meet their goals. It offers tools that supports all types of industries, including e-commerce, finance and much more! This is compatible with open source technologies. Azure also offers four different forms of cloud computing: Infrastrucure as a service (IAAS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS) and serverless functions.

Microsft charges for Azure on a “pay as you go” basis, meaning you will be charged each month for the specific resources and services you have used.

How does Microsoft Azure work?

Once you have subscribed to Azure, you have access to all services included in the Azure portal. Subscribers can use these services to create cloud-based resources, such as Virtual Machines (VM) and databases. Resources and services can then be assembled into running environments used to workloads and store data.

In addition to the services that Microsoft offers through the Azure portal, some third-party vendors also make software directly available through Azure. The cost billed for third-party apps depends on your current subscription fee for Azure, plus the usage fee for the infrastructure used to host the application.

Microsoft provides five customer support options, and they cost:

  • Basic – Free for 12 months
  • Developer – £24.62
  • Standard – £84.88
  • Professional Direct – £848.80
  • Enterprise – Non-disclosed.

What are the products and services that Azure provides?

Azure has nearly 12 categories of cloud services. Each category can include numerous specific instances or service types. Here are a few of the most popular categories:

  • Compute
  • Mobile
  • Web
  • Storage
  • Analytics

The Compute service enables a user to deploy and manage Virtual Machines (VMs), containers and batch jobs, as well as support remote application access. These resources are created within the Azure cloud and can be configured with either public or private IP addresses, depending on whether the resource needs to be accessible to the outside world.

Mobile products help developers build cloud applications for mobile devices, providing notification services, support for back-end tasks and tools for building APIs.

Web services support the development and deployment of web apps. They offer features for search, content delivery, API management, notification and reporting.

Storage services provide scalable cloud storage for structured and unstructured data (public cloud). It supports big data projects, persistent storage and archival storage. Any storage that you need, it provides.

Analytic services provide distributed analytics and storage, as well as features for real-time analytics, big data analytics and data lakes (to name a few).

How can I get Microsoft Azure?

We at The Haven are more than qualified to provide you with Microsoft Azure. We will not only provide it for you, but we can also set it up for you so you know that it is 100% reliable and ready for use.

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