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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Azure Cloud Services (PaaS)

The web applications we have created and deployed thus far are all running on Azure web apps. This is a hosting environment built to simplify website creation, deployment, and management. It is built on top of Azure Cloud Services to create an optimized approach for developers just looking to build and host a website.

You can, however, build and deploy directly to Azure Cloud Services. This is Microsoft’s PaaS offering. You write and deploy applications on PaaS to provide reliability, free you from managing environments, and gain support for high scalability.

Recall that Azure web apps are built on Cloud Services. This makes the distinction a bit blurry. However, there are some key differences between hosting as an ...

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