Cloud computing is a delivery system to make cloud services accessible to users. It’s a completely web based technology to provide on-demand services over a network. These on-demand services include hardware, storage, hosting, and lots of other utility resources. In cloud computing environment, local servers or personal devices do no handle and manage applications. It takes place in the cloud, instead,
Even if it’s called cloud, it has no connection with clouds in the sky. So don’t get confused.
We have already been using a sort of cloud storage where we save our web-pages to be available anywhere via web-connected devices. But in the technical term of cloud computing, it’s a set of hardware (mainly servers with operating systems), networks, storage, services and interfaces that together turn out to be a platform making computing in the web possible.
Unlike general computing which require installing several applications on a local machine, In a cloud system, users simply need only web-connected devices (a tablet, smartphone, laptop or desktop,) to perform various sorts of computing taks. A cloud platform’s management, service quality and delivery as well as safety related matters are taken-care by the cloud service provider company.
Cloud service providers offer a web space enabled with all sorts of technical supports that are required to run web based software.
Cloud service offers a platform to implement cloud applications. So whether it’s mobile application development or software for desktop, cloud can support everything that businesses want to bring online. Cloud software businesses reduce maintenance and support cost. Cloud computing is gradually becoming successful and service providers are assuring desired level of safety and security for data.
The open platform Azure is really powerful even for complex applications.
At this point, Windows’ Azure turns out to be a powerful yet flexible open platform for the development, storing and hosting cloud applications and solutions. With Azure, it’s possible to easily manage on-demand computing and application-host environment in order to run web application across several sorts of devices.
Advantage of Windows Azure
- Reducing cost and effort in various IT management and implementation
- Reducing costs of development and enhancement on-premises resources.
- Responding quickly to customer needs and changes in business
- Both on-premises and off-premises deployment models are available to best suits your requirements
- Based on your needs you can scale the IT resources up and down.
- Consume computing resources only when they are required.
- No need of managing hardware.
- No need of having additional skill to build an app. Existing ones will work.