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Programming Microsoft's Clouds: Windows Azure™ and Office 365 by David Mann, Zoiner Tejada, George Durzi, Darrin Bishop, Michiel van Otegem, Razi bin Rais, Thomas Rizzo

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Chapter 15

Azure Connect

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 ...

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