Azure cloud services quick overview

This page lists down category wise cloud services offered by microsoft azure platform.

Compute


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  • Virtual Machines - Provision Windows and Linux virtual machines in minutes
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets - Manage and scale 10s to 1000s of Linux and Windows VMs
  • App Service - Create web and mobile apps for any platform and any device
  • Azure Container Service - Use Docker based tools to deploy and manage containers
  • Azure Container Registry - Store images for container deployments—Docker Swarm, DC/OS, and more
  • Functions - Process events with serverless code
  • Batch - Run large-scale parallel and batch compute jobs
  • Service Fabric - Build and operate always-on, scalable, distributed applications
  • Cloud Services - Create highly available, infinitely scalable cloud applications and APIs

Networking


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  • Virtual Network - Provision private networks, optionally connect to on-premises datacenters
  • Load Balancer - Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications
  • Application Gateway - Layer 7 Load Balancer with built-in HTTP load balancing and delivery control
  • VPN Gateway - Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity
  • Azure DNS - Host your DNS domain in Azure
  • CDN - Deliver content to end-users through a robust network of global data centers
  • Traffic Manager - Route incoming traffic for high performance and availability
  • ExpressRoute - Dedicated private network fiber connections to Azure

Storage


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  • Storage - Durable, highly available, and massively scalable cloud storage
    • Blob Storage - REST-based object storage for unstructured data
    • Queue Storage - Effectively scale apps according to traffic
    • File Storage - File shares that use the standard SMB 3.0 protocol
    • Premium Storage - Low latency and high throughput storage
  • Data Lake Store - Hyperscale repository for big data analytics workloads
  • StorSimple - Hybrid cloud storage for enterprises, reduces costs and improves data security
  • Backup - Simple and reliable server backup to the cloud
  • Site Recovery - Orchestrate protection and recovery of private clouds

Web


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  • App Service - Create web and mobile apps for any platform and any device
    • Web Apps - Quickly create and deploy mission critical Web apps at scale
    • Mobile Apps - Build and host the backend for any mobile app
    • Logic Apps - Automate the access and use of data across clouds without writing code
    • API Apps - Easily build and consume Cloud APIs
  • CDN - Deliver content to end-users through a robust network of global data centers
  • Media Services - Encode, store, and stream video and audio at scale
  • Search - Fully-managed search-as-a-service

Databases


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  • SQL Database - Managed relational SQL Database-as-a-service
  • SQL Data Warehouse - Elastic data warehouse-as-a-service with enterprise-class features
  • SQL Server Stretch Database - Dynamically stretch on-premises SQL Server databases to Azure
  • DocumentDB - Managed NoSQL document database-as-a-service
  • Table Storage - NoSQL key-value store using semi-structured datasets
  • Redis Cache - High throughput, low latency data access to build fast and scalable applications
  • Data Factory - Orchestrate and manage data transformation and movement

Security + Identity


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  • Security Center - Prevent, detect, and respond to threats with increased visibility
  • Identity for developers - Enable one-click sign in for hundreds of millions of users
  • Key Vault - Safeguard and maintain control of keys and other secrets
  • Azure Active Directory - Synchronize on-premises directories and enable single sign-on
  • Azure Active Directory B2C - Consumer identity and access management in the cloud
  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services - Join Azure virtual machines to a domain without domain controllers
  • Multi-Factor Authentication - Safeguard access to your data and apps with an extra level of authentication

Intelligence + Analytics


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  • HDInsight - Provision cloud Hadoop, Spark, R Server, HBase, and Storm clusters
  • Machine Learning - Powerful cloud based predictive analytics tool to enable predictive maintenance
  • Stream Analytics - Real-time data stream processing from millions of IoT devices
  • Cognitive Services - Add smart API capabilities to enable contextual interactions
  • Azure Bot Service - Intelligent, serverless bot service that scales on demand
  • Data Lake Analytics - Distributed analytics service that makes big data easy
  • Data Lake Store - Hyperscale repository for big data analytics workloads
  • Power BI Embedded - Embed fully interactive, stunning data visualizations in your applications

IOT (Internet of things)


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  • Azure IoT Hub - Connect, monitor, and control billions of IoT assets
  • Event Hubs - Receive telemetry from millions of devices
  • Stream Analytics - Real-time data stream processing from millions of IoT devices
  • Machine Learning - Powerful cloud based predictive analytics tool to enable predictive maintenance
  • Notification Hubs - A scalable, push notification engine for quickly sending millions of messages

Enterprise Integration


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  • Logic Apps - Automate the access and use of data across clouds without writing code
  • BizTalk Services - Seamlessly integrate the enterprise and the cloud
  • Service Bus - Connect across private and public cloud environments
  • API Management - Publish APIs to developers, partners and employees securely and at scale
  • StorSimple - Hybrid cloud storage for enterprises, reduces costs and improves data security
  • SQL Server Stretch Database - Dynamically stretch on-premises SQL Server databases to Azure
  • Data Factory - Orchestrate and manage data transformation and movement

Developer Tools


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  • Visual Studio Team Services - Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software
  • Azure DevTest Labs - Quickly create environments using reusable templates and artifacts
  • Application Insights - Detect, triage, and diagnose issues in your web apps and services
  • API Management - Publish APIs to developers, partners and employees securely and at scale
  • HockeyApp - Deploy mobile apps, collect feedback and crash reports, and monitor usage
  • Developer Tools and SDKs - Build, deploy, diagnose, and manage multi-platform, scalable apps and services
  • Xamarin - Create cloud-powered mobile apps faster
  • Storage Explorer - View and interact with Azure Storage resources

Monitoring + Management


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  • Microsoft Azure portal - Build, manage, and monitor all Azure products in a single, unified console
  • Azure Resource Manager - Simplify how you manage your app resources
  • Application Insights - Detect, triage, and diagnose issues in your web apps and services
  • Log Analytics -Collect, search and visualize machine data from on-premises and cloud
  • Automation - Simplify cloud management with process automation
  • Backup - Simple and reliable server backup to the cloud
  • Site Recovery - Orchestrate protection and recovery of private clouds
  • Scheduler - Run your jobs on simple or complex recurring schedules

References


# Reference
1 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/?b=16.26/

Version History


Date Description
2016-11-17 Initial Version