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Azure Architecture Overview

The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion.

—Larry Ellison (Chairman, Oracle Corporation)

The cloud is a popular and trending term that everyone is using nowadays. Of course, the cloud that I mean has nothing to do with the weather, but with technology—cloud computing.

Today, almost everyone is using the cloud to describe a service delivered to or consumed by end users and information workers. The cloud is everywhere and it is being consumed by almost everyone on the planet—from the oldest computer geeks to the youngest tablet and game console users.

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