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Microsoft Azure Services Platform: Cloud Computing

Microsoft’s Azure Services Platform addresses the issue of moving computing “into the cloud.” With the Azure Services Platform, processing and storage moves from individual corporate servers and websites(processing, storage, and network bandwidth) to large Microsoft data centers.

Microsoft’s Azure Services Platform is an internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together.

The goal is to provide developers to write applications that run in a remote data center with a platform and set of tools. Cloud-based applications and storage make it easier to share data.

The Azure Services Platform provides a wide range of internet services that can be consumed from both on-premises environments or the internet.

The platform includes five services, which the developers can use to build the applications that will run in the cloud.

  • Live Services
  • SQL Services
  • .NET Services
  • SharePoint Services
  • Dynamics CRM Services

Azure Services Platform is the Microsoft’s cloud platform answer to Google’s Google App Engine and Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2)

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