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Cloud Native Architectures by Piyum Zonooz, Erik Farr, Kamal Arora, Tom Laszewski

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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure had a very different start compared to AWS. It was originally launched in 2009 as the Windows Azure platform, where the focus was on developers and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) components. The initial set of services that were launched were Windows Server AppFabric and ASP.NET MVC2 to help developers build applications using the frameworks and services in the cloud. The only infrastructure components at that time were Windows Server virtual machines to enable hybrid use cases, but the overall strategy was still geared towards developer community, which was radically different from AWS, who had more infrastructure components around that time being offered apart from some basic application-centric services. With ...

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