Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s inclusive collection of cloud-based alternatives to physical hardware and services. Azure virtual machines run all of Microsoft’s server products as well as a wide range of third-party products together with Linux distributions and third-party software; the Azure product line also includes a wide-ranging collection of more than 200 services that developers can use to build cloud-based apps. A cloud-based computing infrastructure is able of tricks you can’t simply accomplish in your own server room, including built-in load balancing and on-the-fly hardware upgrades at the flick of a virtual switch. It also includes some impressive security features such as just-in-time VM access, which locks down VMs at the network level, blocking inbound traffic except when specific requests for access are approved.

Let’s assume that you have an idea for a ground-breaking application that can give great user experience and can become highly profitable. For the application to become successful, you will require to release it on the internet for people to find it, use it, and extend the word about its advantages. However, releasing an application on the internet is not as easy as it seems. To do so, you will need various components, like servers, storage devices, developers, dedicated networks, and application security to make sure that your solution works the way it is planned to. These are a lot of components, which can be problematic.

Buying each of these components individually is very expensive and risky. You would need a huge amount of capital to ensure that your application works properly. And if the application doesn’t become popular, you would lose your investment.

On the other side, if the application becomes hugely popular, you will have to buy more servers and storage to cater to more users, which can again enlarge your costs. This is where cloud computing can come to the rescue. One of the best cloud computing is Azure. Azure cloud services is a clear second among cloud providers, well behind Amazon Web Services, but well ahead of any other competition.

Things that you should know about Azure:

• It was launched on February 1, 2010, considerably later than its main competitor, AWS.
• It’s free to start and follows a pay-per-use model, which means you pay only for the services you opt for.
• Interestingly, 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies use Azure services for their cloud computing needs.
• Azure supports multiple programming languages, including Java, Node Js, and C#.
• Azure has number of data centres it has around the world. There are 42 Azure data centres spread around the globe, which is the highest number of data centres for any cloud platform.
• Azure is planning to get 12 more data centres, which will increase the number of data centres to 54, shortly.
• The most obvious benefit of Azure’s IaaS offerings is that your business doesn’t have to buy, configure, maintain, and repair hardware to run cloud-based workloads. Savings start with the cost of the hardware but encompass a far greater number of indirect costs, including the physical space required to house those servers as well as the electricity to keep them running.

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