Chapter 1. Before you begin

Azure is one of the largest public cloud computing providers for services such as virtual machines (VMs), containers, server-less computing, and machine learning. We won’t dive into all 100 or more Azure services in this book, but you’re going to learn about the core services and features that cover most of what you need to start building and running solutions in Azure. We’ll look at a common example of how to build and run a web application, and you’ll see how to use some of the core infrastructure and platform services that can make your job easier.

With Azure, you don’t need a magic wand to predict how many servers or how much storage you need over the next three years. No more delays as you gain budget approval, ...

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