Azure-Based Cloud Solutions

Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. It has the following qualities:

  • Service delivered on-demand
  • Guaranteed service levels (SLAs)
  • Shared pools of resources
  • Broad network access
  • Supports elastic demand
  • Pay as you go

Cloud-Based Solution Models

Microsoft’s Azure-based cloud solutions support the three main models we are seeing in the market:

  • Software-as-a-service
  • Platform-as-a-service
  • Infrastructure-as-a-service

Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform

The Windows Azure platform is a flexible cloud–computing platform that frees customers up to  focus on solving business problems.  There are any number of problems firms can solve with the Windows Azure Platform, including: