Chapter 12 Microsoft Azure IaaS, Storage, and Networking

Microsoft has long provided solutions that an organization can run in its own datacenters, such as Windows Server, Exchange, SQL Server, and more. Microsoft has also long provided public solutions such as Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail), Windows Update, MSN, Xbox Live, Bing, and Office 365. These services are all software-as-a service (SaaS) solutions, which means that they offer a complete service online. Just as the private cloud gained momentum, so too did the public cloud; that is, the idea of services and applications being available over the Internet. Organizations could bring their own services or entire virtual machines. Microsoft’s offering in this space is Microsoft Azure, which ...

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