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

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The Azure Hosting Platform

The Azure web apps hosting technology is built on top of the fully managed PaaS environment. The PaaS environment (covered in the upcoming section, “Azure Cloud Services (PaaS)”) is a platform on which you can build applications without the overhead of managing the infrastructure on which they run. Azure web apps sit on top of this environment and allow you to leverage Azure cloud services in an easier way for building and hosting your web applications. This includes new applications as well as existing applications. (Even those with sticky sessions can be moved to this environment without changes.)

Azure web apps are run on a set of VMs shared as a resource pool in Azure (on your behalf). You don’t have control over ...

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