What is Azure Cloud Services?
Microsoft Azure Cloud Service is a platform that enables users to engage in agile cloud computing and is designed for creating and managing apps and support scalable web and worker role applications running on Windows.
How does Azure Cloud Services work?
Azure is a collection of servers and network hardware that runs a complex set of multiple
applications. These applications coordinate with the configuration and operation of virtualized hardware and software on these servers.
Azure Cloud Service Role:
A Cloud Service Role in Azure is a collection of Load-Balancing, Managed & Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Virtual Machines, that works hand-in-hand to perform common tasks. The roles of Cloud Services are managed by Azure Fabric Controller, providing a combination of Control, Customization and Scalability.
a. Web Role in Azure Cloud Services:
Web Role is a Cloud Service role in Azure. It is configured and customized to run web applications developed on programming languages and technologies that are supported by Internet Information Services (IIS), such as ASP.NET, PHP, Windows Communication Foundation and Fast CGI.
b. Worker Role in Azure Cloud Services:
Worker roles are Azure roles that perform application and service-level tasks that typically do not require IIS. By default, IIS is not installed in the worker role. They primarily run supporting background processes with web roles to perform tasks such as auto-compressing the uploaded images, running scripts when the database changes, and getting new messages from queues and process.
Benefits of Azure Cloud Services
The goal of Microsoft Azure is to provide an individual or any organization, access to tools that were complex & expensive to implement. Some of the benefits of Microsoft Azure Cloud Services are mentioned below :
1. Lower Cost
Azure is a customized suite of solutions that pay only for what you use.
2. High Security
Microsoft offers excellent data security and compliance under privacy law.
3. Increase Productivity
Azure has multiple accelerators that provides quick implementation of the solution.
Microsoft has invested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Azure for managing the network.
5. Seamless Scaling
Azure is built to seamlessly scale the solutions from small to global.
Azure Cloud Services List
There are more than 600+ Azure Cloud Services offered by Microsoft. These services can be split into categories mentioned below :
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
Build your solution with the latest artificial intelligence features.
Collect, process, analyze and visualize various data.
Access the computing power of the Azure Cloud Services and scale as needed.
Build and manage containerized applications faster with built-in tools.
Support fast growth and faster innovation with secure, fully managed enterprise-class database services.
6. Developer Tools
Manage, build and continuously deploy cloud applications written in any developer language.
Deliver innovation faster with simple, reliable tools for continuous delivery.
8. Identity & Access Management (IAM)
Manage user identities and access, to protect against multiple threats across devices, data, apps, and infrastructure.
Seamlessly integrate on-premises and cloud-based applications, data, and processes across the organization.
10. Internet of Things (IoT)
Easily manage IoT.
11. Management & Governance
Simplify, automate, and streamline cloud resource management and compliance.
Deliver high quality video content.
13. Mixed Reality
Combining Augmented Reality Solutions and Virtual Reality Solutions.
Manage and supply state-of-the-art and scalable mobile apps and tool management.
Connect on-premises and cloud infrastructure.
Large, scalable cloud storage for organizational data, apps, and workloads.
Efficiently and quickly build, deploy, and scale powerful web applications.
Microsoft Azure is growing rapidly beyond the original core products. Introducing Azure Cloud Services in the organizations, it can start and stop the solution without making a significant investment. To run the entire organization, a proof of concept or a database is needed. Whatever an organization needs, Azure has tools that can scale from small to global.