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Exam Ref 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions by Michael Washam, Rick Rainey

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Chapter 3. Implement Cloud Services

When Microsoft first launched the Azure platform in February of 2010, the cloud service compute model was the sole model for running applications in the cloud. Microsoft Azure Cloud Services provides a platform as a service (PaaS) environment that is ideal for running multi-tier web applications, where each tier can be scaled up and out independently of the other. In this model, the underlying infrastructure for the cloud service is maintained by Azure, freeing you from tasks such as performing operating system updates, and recovering from hardware failure. Yet, with all this happening for you, the IT pro, tasks such as configuring, deploying, managing, and monitoring Azure Cloud Services still requires the ...

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