CHAPTER 2Windows Azure compute services
At the core of the Windows Azure platform is its ability to execute applications running in the cloud. Windows Azure currently provides four different models for doing this: Web Sites, Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, and Mobile Services. Together these four approaches comprise the compute services portion of the Windows Azure platform, and they can either be used separately or combined together to build more complex solutions that can meet specific business needs. This chapter describes each of these compute services and provides insights from product team experts concerning how these services relate to one another, what you can do with them, and how you can use them.
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