Azure is a cloud computing platform provided by Microsoft. It is available in 54 regions as of now & 140+ countries. Uses of the cloud-related services are growing exponentially & azure cloud is one of the leaders into this category of services.
Some of the main features of the Azure:
- On-demand provisioning
- Scalability in minutes
- Pay as you consume
- Abstract resources
- Efficiency of experts
Azure platform (Different kind of services):
There are approx. 100+ kind of services available in azure. If you have applications you can put it on VM’s, you can put it on infrastructure packed services like service fabric, you can have docket containers, you can use Kubernetes, or you can use the serverless platforms like app services & deploy your applications. On the other side if you have database requirement, have got storage requirement then you have SQL server, you have my SQL, SQL data warehouse or in fact you have a lot of things like azure storage, azure data lake, All these services are available, of course, they have a different use case you need to learn about and start using it.
Also, you have got virtual machines, app services & platforms like data bricks, spark, etc, can go ahead and select the compute infrastructure in the cloud.
You can set up the database, you can setup networking, can set up the messaging, monitoring, also can set up the management tools.