Microsoft Azure Tutorial

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform, designed by Microsoft to build, deploy, and manage applications and services through a global network of datacenters. This tutorial explains various features and flexibility provides a step-by-step description of how to use the same.

What is Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that provides a wide variety of services or resources that we can use as per our requirements. It provides the resources to complete tasks that may not be achievable in an on-premises environment. Azure provides many services like compute, storage, network, and application services allow us to put our effort into building solutions without worrying about or assembly of physical infrastructure.

This tutorial covers the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure, which will provide an idea about all the Azure key services that we are most required to start developing solutions. After completing this tutorial, we can understand the architecture of azure and can able to crack job interviews.

Azure Services

  • Compute services: It includes the Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Website, and Azure Mobile Services, which processes the data on the cloud with the help of powerful processors.
  • Data services: This service is used to store data over the cloud that can be scaled according to the requirements. It includes Microsoft Azure Storage (Blob, Queue Table, and Azure File services), Azure SQL Database, and the 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, HDInsight for processing big data, the Azure Scheduler, 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, and the Azure Traffic Manager.