Insight into Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that provides a wide variety of services that we can use without purchasing and managing our hardware. It enables the fast development and provides the resources to complete tasks that could be difficult to achieve during on-premises environment.

Microsoft Azure is a growing set of cloud computing services created by Microsoft that hosts our existing applications, streamline the development of a new application, and enhances our on-premises applications. It helps the organizations in building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centres.

Features of Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure has several features and services.

  • PaaS (Platform as a Service): can be utilised to build applications and services. SQL Database extends applications into the cloud, utilising SQL Server. Media service is a Platform as a Service feature that can be utilised for protecting content, streaming media, and more
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  • Development and Deployment: Azure allows its users to develop sites on ASP.NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, many open source or enterprise technologies. It helps to speed up deployment with DevOps services
  • IaaS: Allows developers to migrate apps and databases to cloud platform with same infrastructure as on premise without altering code

Highlight of some Azure Services:

  • Compute services: Azure compute services are the services responsible for hosting and running the application workloads. These include Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), Azure Container Service, Azure App Services, Azure Batch and Azure Service Fabric
  • Data services: Azure data services store and manage data on cloud. Microsoft Azure comes with a range of data services like that of Azure Storage, Azure SQL Database, Azure Document DB, Azure StorSimple and Azure Redis Cache
  • Application services: It includes services which help us to build and operate our application like the Azure Active Directory, Service Bus for connecting distributed systems, HD Insight for processing big data, the Azure Scheduler, Load Balancer and the Azure Media Services
  • Network services: It helps you to connect with the cloud and on-premises infrastructure, which includes Virtual Networks, Azure Content Delivery Network, ExpressRoute Monitor, Network Watcher and the Azure Traffic Manager

Advantages of using Microsoft Azure Development Services

  • Cost: It reduces the huge capital costs of buying hardware and software
  • Speed: Resources can be accessed in minutes, typically within a few clicks
  • Scalability: We can increase or decrease the requirement of resources according to the business requirements
  • Productivity: While using cloud computing, we put less operational effort. We do not need to apply patching, as well as there is no need to maintain hardware and software. So, in this way, the IT team can be more productive and can effectively focus on achieving business goals
  • Reliability: Backup and recovery of data are less expensive and very fast for business continuity

Security and Compliance advantage provided to clients under Microsoft Azure

  • Azure has advantage of multi-layered security provided by Microsoft across physical datacentres, infrastructure and operations in Azure. Gain from the state-of-art security is delivered in Azure data centres globally. Relying on a cloud that is built with customised hardware, has security controls integrated into the hardware and firmware components, and added protections against threats such as DDoS. One can get benefit from a team of more than 3,500 global cybersecurity experts that work together to help safeguard your business assets and data in Azure
  • Azure have advantage of more than 90 compliance certifications, including over 50 specifics to global regions and countries, such as the US, the European Union, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, India, and China. In addition to this, it has got more than 35 compliance offerings specific to the needs of key industries, including health, government, finance, education, manufacturing, and media. Microsoft engages globally with governments, regulators, standards bodies, and non-governmental organizations

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Backup and Disaster Recovery

Extend your current backup solution to Azure, or easily configure our application-aware replication and application-consistent backup that scales based on your business needs.

The centralized management interface for Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery makes it simple to define policies to natively protect, monitor, and manage enterprise workloads across hybrid and cloud. These include Azure Virtual Machines, SQL and SAP databases, on-premises Windows servers, and VMware machine.

Situation based offerings

For instance, you can get big data insights with Azure analytics, and manage your billions of IoT devices on a unified Azure platform, you can interact with your users with AI bots through various platforms and get a secure and scalable cloud data storage with the help of machine learning and AI services. You can also automate your development, testing, and deployment with DevOps, and deliver content across the globe near customer location.

These services are only a glimpse of what Azure can do for your business. Many enterprises across the globe are utilizing the capabilities of Microsoft Azure applications to optimize their business models as it revolutionizes overall infrastructure and application performance.