What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is a distributed computing stage that Microsoft sent off in February 2010. An open and adaptable cloud stage helps being developed, information capacity, administration facilitating, and administration of the executives. The Azure apparatus has web applications over the web with the assistance of Microsoft server farms.

What is Cloud Computing?

Distributed computing is a term alluded to putting away and getting information over the web. It stores no information on the hard circle of your PC. In distributed computing, you access information from a far-off server.

Sorts of Azure Clouds

There are principally three kinds of mists in Microsoft Azure:

  • PAAS

  • SAAS

  • IASS

How does Azure work and what are the various Azure services?

There are more than 200 Azure services, divided into 18 categories. Computing, networking, storage, IoT, migration, mobile, analytics, containers, artificial intelligence, and other machine learning tools, integration, management tools, developer tools, security, databases, DevOps, media identity, and web services fall into these categories. Here are a few major Azure services grouped by category:

Services for computing  

  • Virtual Machine
    Create a virtual machine in Windows, Linux, or any other configuration in seconds with this service.

  • Cloud Service
    This service allows you to create scalable cloud applications. Azure takes care of everything, including provisioning, load balancing, and health monitoring, once the application is deployed. 

  • Service Fabric
    The development of microservices can be greatly simplified with service fabric. Microservices are smaller applications that have been bundled together.

  • Functions
    Allows creating applications in any programming language. The best part of this service is that you do not have to worry about hardware requirements for developing applications, since Azure takes care of that. Just submitting the code will suffice.

Services for Networking

  • Azure CDN
    Azure CDN (Content Delivery Network) can be also used to deliver content seamlessly to users. The use of high bandwidth helps fasten the process across the globe. The CDN service utilizes a set of servers put decisively all over the planet with the goal that the clients can get to the information quickly.

  • Express Route
    This assistance allows you to interface your on-premise organization to the Microsoft cloud or whatever other administrations that you need, through a confidential association. In this way, the main correspondence that will occur here will be between the venture organization and your desired help.

  • Virtual network
    The virtual network lets one have any of the Azure services networks with one another securely and privately. 

  • Azure DNS
    This help permits you to have your DNS areas or framework spaces on Azure.


  • Disk Storage
    This Azure service allows one to choose from either SSD (Solid State Drives) or HDD (Hard Disk Drives) as the primary storage option.

  • Blob Storage
    This is made to store large amounts of unstructured data. 

  • File Storage
    Can be gotten to through the industry SMB (server message block) convention which is an overseen document capacity administration.

  • Queue Storage
    With queue storage, one can provide stable queuing for a large workload. The service can be accessed from anywhere around the globe.