Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.
Here you will see an Overview of all the possibilities with Microsoft Azure Services for Hybrid and Cloud solutions :
Let’s start with all the possibilities with Compute from the Microsoft Azure Cloud :
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
You got a lot of choice in Azure what kind of Operating System you want to choose for your Virtual Machine in the Cloud :
Like all kind of Linux Machines :
Microsoft VM’s or choose your Own uploaded images
Here you can find an Overview of Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine in the Cloud
In today’s world it is all about mobility and Applications. On your work, at School, at Home, and even when you do Sport like biking or running. I think that’s why
Microsoft makes One Platform Windows 10 to get the best experience with Applications on every Device.
Making your own websites is really Easy with Microsoft Azure and is Cool to work with.
Web Apps with SQL or MySQL Databases
PHP,CMS,Blog,Marketing Web Apps are possible
To run all those Web Apps in the Cloud you need Storage and capacity to store your data save in the Cloud with high security policies.
Microsoft Azure has all kind of diffenrent Storage in the Cloud for your data.
Microsoft Azure Data and Storage
Learn about Azure Storage, and how to create applications using Azure blobs, tables, queues, and files :
Learn how to use this fully-managed, scalable, NoSQL document database service :
Learn how to configure, monitor, and scale your SQL databases in Azure. Documentation, tutorials and more :
High throughput, consistent low-latency data access to build fast, scalable applications :
Learn how to use StorSimple for primary storage, backups, archive, and disaster recovery :
Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app development :
Learn how to use this fully-managed, scalable, data warehouse service :
Of course when you have a lot of data, you like to analyze it for the business and make good Reports or Dashboard to
make the right decisions. Microsoft Azure Cloud Services has Data and Analytics :
Microsoft Azure Data and Analytics
Learn to create Hadoop clusters, process big data, develop solutions using streaming or historical data, and analyze the results :
Learn how data scientists and developers can embed predictive analytics into applications :
Learn how to run real-time data analytics and event processing :
Learn how to compose data storage, movement, and processing services into streamlined data pipelines :
Learn how to receive telemetry from millions of devices :
Learn how to enable reliable and secure bi-directional communications between millions of IoT devices and applications:
A Hot item is Internet of Things or IoT, connect devices, machines, just things because it’s possible to get data or BIGDATA to work with.
Microsoft Azure Internet of Things
Get Connected with your Device and read here all the information you need about Internet of Things
To get connected with Microsoft Azure we have Software Defined Networking (SDN) in the Cloud to make your Infrastructure work.
Microsoft Azure Networking
Learn how to configure and monitor virtual networks in Azure :
Learn how ExpressRoute creates private connections between your infrastructure and Azure datacenters :
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Learn how Traffic Manager distributes user traffic to hosted services within or across data centers :
Learn about Azure Load Balancing :
Learn to configure DNS zones and records :
Learn about secure cross-premises connectivity between Azure and your infrastructure :
Learn to create an Application Gateway :
Media Services is coming more and more from Cloud Services and is video streaming and watching TV interactive.
Microsoft Azure Media and CDN
Making Video workflows easy from the Cloud :
Improve the performance of your website, media, or mobile service by moving content closer to your end users :
When you are still working on an On-premises datacenter only, Microsoft makes it’s easy to transform your datacenter into Hybrid Cloud Scenarios.
You can think of a Twin Datacenter for your Core Business Applications, or save your longtime protection data into an Azure Backup Vault.
Microsoft Azure Hybrid Integration
Learn how to integrate the enterprise and the cloud with BizTalk Services :
Learn about flexible messaging in the cloud :
Learn how to backup your Azure virtual machines, and how to send backup data to Azure for long term retention :
Learn how to orchestrate protection of physical and virtual machines :
When you got your Azure Cloud Solution working, you want to manage your Identities to give them secure access to your Azure Solution.
Microsoft Azure Security and Identity
Learn how to manage identity and access of services and applications :
Consumer identity and access management in the cloud :
Your domain controller as a service :
Learn how to enable added authentication for cloud and on-premises applications :
To make those Microsoft Solutions Available for everyone, you need Developers and Developer Environments.
Learn how to detect issues, diagnose crashes and track usage of your mobile apps, and web apps hosted anywhere: on Azure or on your own IIS or J2EE servers :
Developers can also work in the Cloud with Microsoft Visual Studio Online :
Here you find all the information you need for Visual Studio Online for Developers
Cloud Services needs management by ITpro’s or by Developers to keep your Azure Solution Up-to-Date and get your business innovated.
Microsoft Azure Management
You have all kind of Management as you can see in the above picture.
Learn how to collaborate, deliver and scale across the entire DevOps lifecycle :
Start creating Azure Scheduler jobs and job collections, and using advanced concepts such as history and recurrence :
Learn how to simplify cloud management with process automation :
Learn how to transform machine data into operational intelligence :
Learn how to manage cryptographic keys and secrets :
Microsoft Container Apps
This is a super simple “getting started” experience for deploying single and multi-container Dockerized applications utilizing Azure Resource Manager templates and the new Docker Extension
In Microsoft Azure you got also on every item a Marketplace with templates and solutions from Vendors and OpenSource communities.
Microsoft Azure Market Place
Here you go to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace website with almost 3500 products
For Students you have Microsoft Dreamspark where you can get some of the Microsoft Azure features for students for Free !
I Hope this Microsoft Azure Overview is helpful for you to make the right decisions for your business, Development or study 🙂
– James van den Berg
MVP System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management.