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Hardening Azure Applications by Suraj Gaurav, Suren Machiraju

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CHAPTER 1

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Introducing the Cloud Computing Platform

This chapter introduces you to two of the most widely used cloud platforms—Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Let us begin with a review of cloud concepts as well as the relevance and benefits of using the cloud. Then, we’ll discuss how to assess whether your application is a good fit for cloud platforms. Finally, we will look at some of the most significant service offerings of these two cloud platforms.

Cloud and Platform

The genesis for the name cloud lies in network diagrams wherein you would use the cloud shape to indicate Internet or networks outside your company firewall. Of course, ...

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