Why Azure

Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. Provides cloud services such as IT, analytics, storage and networking. Users can choose from these services to develop and scale new applications or run existing applications in the public cloud.

Microsoft Azure Product & Services

Microsoft categorizes Azure cloud services:

Security 

These products help identify and respond to security threats in the cloud and manage encryption keys and other sensitive assets.

Migration

This suite of tools helps organizations estimate the costs of migrating workloads and effectively migrate workloads from the local data center to the Azure cloud.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning: This is a wide range of services that developers can use to inject machine learning, AI and cognitive computing capabilities into applications and data sets.

Azure Sentinel Service

Azure Sentinel Standing watch, by your side. Intelligent security analysis across the enterprise. Identify and stop threats before they harm. SIEM has been reinvented for the modern world. Azure Sentinel is an overview of the whole business. Take advantage of decades of cloud experience and Microsoft’s massive security intelligence. Use artificial intelligence (AI) to make detection and response to threats smarter and faster

Analytics 

These services provide distributed analytics and storage, real-time analytics, Big Data analytics, data lakes, machine learning, Business Intelligence (BI), Internet of Things data flows (IoT) and data warehousing capabilities.

Networking 

This group includes protecting the network from virtual networks, dedicated connections and gateways, traffic management and diagnostic services, load balancing, domain name system (DNS) hosting and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks .

Media and Content Delivery Network (CDN)

These services include on-demand streaming, digital rights protection, encoding, playback and media indexing.

Hybrid Integration

These are server backup, site recovery, and private and public cloud connectivity services.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) – These products only allow authorized users to access Azure services and protect encryption keys and other sensitive information in the cloud. Services include support for Azure Active Directory and multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Computing

These services allow users to not only deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs), containers and batch processing, but also support remote application access.

Web

These services support the development and deployment of Web applications and also provide search, content delivery, application programming interface (API), notification, and generation functions. reports.

Data Storage

Services in this category provide scalable cloud storage for structured and unstructured data, and support big data projects, persistent storage (for containers) and archive storage.

Internet of Things

These services help users capture, monitor and analyze IoT data from sensors and other devices. Services include notification, analysis, monitoring, coding, and execution assistance.

Development

These services help application developers share code, test applications, and track potential problems. Azure supports a variety of application programming languages, including JavaScript, Python, .NET, and Node.js. Tools in this category also include Visual Studio, the Software Development Kit (SDK), and blockchain support.

Containers

These services help companies create, save, organize and manage large quantities of containers in the Azure cloud using popular platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes.

Database

This category includes databases as a SQL and NoSQL service (DBaaS), as well as other database instances such as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Database for PostgreSQL. It also includes support for SQL Data Warehouse, caching, and integration and migration capabilities of hybrid databases.

DevOps

This group provides project and collaboration tools such as Visual Studio Team Services that facilitate the process of developing DevOps software. It also provides application diagnostics, integration of DevOps tools and test laboratory capabilities to build tests and experiments.

Mobile

These products allow developers to build cloud apps for mobile devices, provide notification services, support core tasks, create APIs and geospatial (location) context data. possibility to combine with.

Management

These services provide a variety of backup, recovery, compliance, automation, scheduling, and monitoring tools that help cloud administrators manage Azure deployments.

Azure for DR & Backup

Like other public cloud platforms, some organizations use Azure for data backup and disaster recovery (DR). In addition, some organizations are using Azure as an alternative to their own data center. Instead of investing in local servers and storage, these organizations choose to run all or part of their business applications on Azure.

Azure Prices & Costs

Like other public cloud providers, Azure uses a pay-per-use model where you are primarily billed for use. However, if a single application uses multiple Azure services, each service can contain multiple pricing layers. In addition, Microsoft offers discounted rates when users engage in specific services such as compute instances over time.

Azure Competition

Microsoft Azure is one of the leading public cloud service providers operating on a large scale worldwide. Other major providers include Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM.There is currently no standardization for cloud services or features. In other words, no cloud provider uses the same API or integration to deliver the same service in exactly the same way. This makes it difficult for companies to pursue a multi-cloud strategy using multiple public cloud providers, but the use of third-party cloud management tools can alleviate some of these challenges.