Microsoft Azure at Glance


The number of businesses adopting a cloud-based model is increasing rapidly: whether that be from a hybrid approach or going full cloud. Microsoft Azure, the Cloud computing platform is one of the big players that helps transforming the business’ use of technology and it is influencing the businesses extensively.

However big part of the businesses nowadays still has worries about the migration of their applications to the cloud. Most of the concerns when handing over data to a cloud computing provider, are about network security, availability and privacy. In this article you can take a glance at Microsoft Azure and its services.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is amongst the top cloud computing service providers and is a big contributor in the digital transformation of the businesses across the world.

Earlier it was known as Windows Azure when it was first commercially launched in the 2010, but since then it has evolved and now Microsoft Azure supports many various programming languages, tools and frameworks, as well as each Microsoft-specific and third-party code and operating systems like Linux.

Microsoft Azure is be a cloud computing platform created by Microsoft to build, test, deploy, and manage applications and services through a world network of Microsoft-managed data centers.

Microsoft Azure is primarily known as a Software as a Service (SaaS) to facilitate an easy platform for businesses to migrate to the cloud. Apart from being a SaaS, Azure is also a IaaS- Infrastructure as a service and PaaS- Platform as a Service.

What services Microsoft Azure can provide?

Microsoft strive to maintain a growing directory of Azure services, so it could be considered as a one place that provides everything from development to execution for adopting to the cloud. It offers all the necessary elements to build a virtual network and deliver services or applications to a global audience with only one-click or single sign-on that facilitates an easy access to all its services.

Below is a list of services that Azure provides:

  • Media and Content Delivery Network (CDN)
  • Hybrid Integration
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Computing
  • Management and security
  • Web and mobile
  • Data storage
  • Development
  • Analytics
  • Networking

Role-based Microsoft Azure Certifications

The new Role-based Certifications have come-up in the Microsoft Azure technology in January 2019. They are offered as a better way to prepare learners for careers, shifting the focus from technologies to the skills needed for specific job roles.


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