Azure, Microsoft’s premiere cloud product launched in the year 2010, has contributed a lot in Microsoft’s revenue growth. It is also the driving force for the Microsoft’s ongoing migration into the cloud market by developing strategic tie-ups with cloud market leaders such as SFDC. According to Gartner’s ranking, Azure is the only leading cloud platform in IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and gained a significant slot in PaaS(Platform-as-a-Service) space. As per the forecasts of Forbes, Azure’s annual revenue would reach $2.3billion.
Let us have glance at the cloud computing benefits of Azure:
- Virtual Machines: Get full control over the server in the cloud and maintain it as your business requirement.
- Cloud Services: Managed virtual machines with web and worker roles.
- Service Fabric: Build highly scalable, reliable and powerful applications composed of micro services.
- Batch: For running large scale parallel and HPC (High Performance Computing) applications.
- Scheduler: create jobs that run reliably on simple or complex schedules to invoke any type of service.
- Remote App: Access windows apps from any device and any location that run within Remote App Virtual Machines (VMs).
Web & Mobile:
- Web apps: Managed web platforms, get started for free and scale as you go using many tools/languages.
- Mobile Apps: Add back end capabilities to mobile apps with native client support on most device platforms.
- APIs: Create and surface your app logic as APIs for other services and apps to consume.
- Logic Apps: Build/execute business processes by linking with your own custom APIs from the API gallery/marketplace.
- API Management: Publish and manage APIs to developers, partners and employees securely and at scale.
- Notifications Hub: deliver millions of platforms for push notifications from any backend application anywhere.
Storage & Backup:
- Storage Blobs & Files: Store binary application data and web content- stored for dedicated and shared virtual disks for virtual machines
- Backup: Managed service that handle backups/restore of windows servers machines/backup agents.
- Import/Export: For massive data transfer-chip encrypted disks to move data in/out from blob storage.
- Site Recovery: coordinate replications and recovery of system center private clouds.
- Storsimple: automated policy-driven solution to extend on-premises primary storage for backup and disaster recovery.
- SQL Database: Managed relational database services with high availability and selectable performance levels.
- Storage Queues: Simple message queue for application decoupling architecture for scale out.
- BizTalk Services: Build EDI and Enterprise Application integration (EAI) solutions in the cloud.
- Hybrid connections: Connect app in Azure with on-premises resources without a VPN or dedicated line.
- Service Bus: Messaging capabilities and to cloud connectivity solutions.
- Automation: Run durable PowerShell scripts to automate frequent, long-running, complex azure tasks.
- Portal: Web-based experience to provision, control and monitor all azure services.
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