Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform

Microsoft Azure is the cloud computing platform from Microsoft. It offers an infrastructure for scaling applications on the Internet where services and applications are hosted on Microsoft data centers. With Microsoft Azure, you do not need physical servers in your company because data and applications are hosted by Microsoft servers. Microsoft Azure is the perfect platform for new companies because it allows quick time-to-market opportunities; in fact, you can make a web application available on the Internet in a few minutes. Windows Azure is instead just a part of the Azure Platform and is a 64-bit operating system providing the runtime and the environment for hosting your applications and the platform’s ...

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