Chapter 8. Cloud and Service Programming with F#

Cloud services provide online resources to host a company’s business platform. The cloud solution is cost effective because there is no need for a company to maintain and manage the standalone hardware and software associated with hosting a solution. Because the data shared on the cloud can be accessed anywhere in the world, you can easily coordinate work with offshore teams or provide the data to different devices and geographic locations without incurring the capital expenditure that would normally be required.

Cloud computing also provides a scalable framework. Consider, for example, a company in the US that provides tax-preparation services. From March to April is the busiest time of year for ...

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