Introduction to Microsoft Azure TutorialMicrosoft Azure previously named as Windows Azure, is an open, flexible, and enterprise-grade cloud computing platform designed by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.
Let’s know the terms Azure and cloud computing. Azure: Azure means “a bright blue color” as we see the cloudless sky. Here, Microsoft Azure together defined as an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help an organization meet its business challenges. It provides a range of cloud services to develop, manage, and deploy applications on a global network using your favorite tools and frameworks freely. In October 2008, Azure was announced and began with the codename “Project Red Dog”; further, it had released on February 1, 2010, as “Windows Azure.” Lastly, it was renamed as “Microsoft Azure” on March 25, 2014.
Why is the right choice?These are the perfect reasons for adapting Azure as the right choice: Productive: Azure delivers features faster with more than 100 end-to-end services to reduce marketing cycles. Using Azure, you can build applications with the language of your choice, including Node.js, java, and .Net to run faster by which you get your ideas into solutions quickly. Hybrid: Azure is the only consistent and comprehensive hybrid cloud that facilitates you the broadest set of hybrid capabilities. It delivers exact hybrid consistency in your applications, data, identity, security, and management across on-premises and cloud environments. Intelligent: Using Azure, you can develop breakthrough apps with built-in intelligence. It provides you a comprehensive set of services, infrastructure, and tools to build AI-powered experiences. To enable new skills in your apps for human-like intelligence you can use a fulfilled set of Azure data and AI services that includes Azure Databricks, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Cognitive Services, and Azure Bot service. Trusted: Azure is more trusted and has more certifications than any other cloud provider. Azure has clear security and privacy concerns, meets an extensive set of standards as follows:
- International and industry-specific compliance standards like General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, HIPAA. ISO 27001, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2
- Country/region-specific standards such as UK G-Cloud, Australia IRAP, and Singapore MTCS.