What’s in This Chapter
- Defining Windows Azure Connect
- Exploring Windows Azure Connect versus Service Bus
- Understanding Windows Azure Connect fundamentals
- Setting up Windows Azure Connect
- Troubleshooting Windows Azure Connect
In cloud computing, many developers and their corresponding applications and infrastructure may not move to the cloud overnight, if at all. There may be a number of factors including security, latency, business requirements, functionality, or performance requirements that may require an on-premises deployment. However, these developers may still benefit from the Azure Cloud by finding a way to bridge their on-premises and cloud components. To connect to on-premises resources or applications, Windows Azure provides the Windows Azure Connect technology that makes connecting the Azure cloud to an on-premises resource as easy as a simple configuration. Without Azure Connect, you need to create and maintain secure connections, authentication, authorization, and troubleshooting between Azure and your on-premises resource, which takes valuable developer and IT professional time.
What Is Azure Connect?
One of the major blockers in moving to the cloud has been the capability to support a hybrid model between private clouds and public clouds. There may be instances of workloads that cannot move from on-premises servers to a public cloud infrastructure because of a myriad of reasons ranging from technology to policy and compliance reasons. To ...