In light of you not being able to directly use the
virtualization components of the Azure cloud, I’d like you to research some of the
different services that are offered.
IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. What do they stand
for, what are they for, and what is an example of each.
Go to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/. The Azure cloud has over 600 different
services spread across several different categories. Give an overview of each category and
describe the purpose of each. Then pick
two services from each category and explain what they’re for and why you’d use
Compute category basically used to compute and execute applications on a cloud
platform using its different services .Moreover, compute category consists of
services which helps to complete the above purposes.
The two services of compute category are :
Machines : Foremost , this category supports many OS ,languages like
windows server ,sql server etc. Virtual machines of azure helps us in various
ways like to run applications in the cloud and can easily create the perfect
environment for testing an application and can configure changes in code
services : the main task is to deploy big data applications and services to
the cloud combining in the cloud services of azure. This service can manage to
back up these application.These are basically depends upon PAAS environment.
· Storage https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-introduction
Azure category of storage is a cloud service which helps in providing storage
.Azure services of storage are redundant, secure and scalable .Azure storage have
various services to provide storage efficiency.
Blob Storage : Blob storage are highly
reliable and fetchable form any corner of the world by just using URLs. Blob
storage works on the principle of containers which are equivalent to the folders
in windows ,by putting any file including all the types can be easily accessible
through blob storage
Storage : Queue storage service of azure storage is used in low cost
messaging .This usually helps to store
and get messages . This service can contain as many messages , these messages
are store in the form of queue . https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-introduction
This category of azure helps us to connect the local networks with big
datacenters by using the various services of azure .these services will help
you to connect with internet ,depending on the type of service these networks
varies in speed and security. There are many services of azure such as virtual
network, express route ,azure DNS and many more .some of the services are :
1. Virtual networks: This service allows
us to develop a virtual environment of networks between the local network . This
service will develop a secure connection between your local network and virtual
2. Express route : In this service ,If the
user want more bandwidth or security more than the virtual network service .
For using this service there are permissions we need to take from our Internet
service provider .With developing the express route your network route will not
be go through the public network.
Azure category of mobile helps you to back up the storage oth the
applications of mobile in a cloud which can only fetch by original users and
can send notifications with automation
Apps : creating new mobile apps with backup option of cloud through azure
services makes it easy for the developer. By storing the in SQL database
servers .Because of azure services mobile apps are capable of authenticate the
users through various social media accounts.
Hub : This service makes it easier for mobile apps to manage notifications
.Notification hub can send notifications to millions of the users to with one application
Azure stores data in the
form of containers which are equivalent to the folders in windows .In these containers
one can store any type of file of any size
Batch : azure batch service helps us to run
large-scale parallel and high performance computing workloads in azure .It
manages the execution of tasks in a queue and the applications in which are cloud
support is there .
Container Instances : Easily run with a one command ,get
started in seconds and lower your infrastructure costs by taking advantage of
billing .It is the application running in the cloud.
Database category is more preferred than storage category because in
databases it more easy to fetch data with the help of sql database .
Sql database : azure sql database is a relational
database service that lets you rapidly create ,extend and scale relational
applications into the cloud.
Azure Cosmos DB : Azure cosmos DB is a fully managed
no sql document database service and it offers querying and transaction processing
which is over rapid development ,reliable performance
Analytics This category of azure helps us to manage the data and further divided
into services .
1. Stream Analytics : Azure Stream Analytics is an
event-processing engine that helps you gain insights from devices, sensors,
cloud infrastructure, and existing data properties in real-time. It’s
integrated out of the box with Event Hubs, and the combined solution can both
ingest millions of events and do analytics to help you better understand
patterns, power a dashboard, detect anomalies, or kick off an action while data
is being streamed in real time.
2. Data Factory: Azure Data Factory is a managed service that lets you
produce trusted information from raw data in cloud or on-premises sources.
Easily create, orchestrate, and schedule highly-available, fault-tolerant work
flows of data movement and transformation activities. Monitor service health
and all of your data pipelines at a glance with a rich visual experience
offered through the Azure portal.
AI + Cognitive Services https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/?filter=cognitive-services
Azure Bot Service : It enables rapid intelligent
bot development, bringing together the power of the Microsoft Bot Framework and
Azure Functions. Build, connect, deploy and manage intelligent bots that
interact naturally wherever your users are talking. Allow your bots to scale
based on-demand and you pay only for the resources you consume.
Cognitive Services : A portfolio of APIs and SDKs that enable developers to
easily add intelligent services, such as vision, speech, language, knowledge and search capabilities, to their
Internet of Things
1. IoT Hub
Jumpstart your Internet of Things project with Microsoft IoT Hub.
Connect, monitor, and control billions of IoT assets running on a broad set of
operating systems and protocols. Revoke access rights to specific devices to
maintain the integrity of your system.
Extend intelligence from the cloud to edge devices
1. Stor Simple
Azure StorSimple is a unique hybrid cloud storage solution for primary
storage, archiving, and disaster recovery. StorSimple optimizes total storage
costs and data protection. Note that the StorSimple 8000 Series is licensed separately
from Azure services.
factory : Azure Data Factory is a managed service that lets you produce
trusted information from raw data in cloud or on-premises sources. Easily
create, orchestrate, and schedule highly-available, fault-tolerant work flows
of data movement and transformation activities. Monitor service health and all
of your data pipelines at a glance with a rich visual experience offered
through the Azure portal.
Security + Identity
Monitoring + Management
Which services are included with your Microsoft
Imagine account? What could you
potentially do with the free services you’ve been provided?