I guess most of us know about the windows azure. It’s the cloud computing platform provided by Microsoft Corporation. I have mention these things in previous blogs too and you can refer them.
Focusing on the application, windows azure provides the facility of the virtual machines, cloud services and web sites. And they are designed on the various levels. If we work on our data center, all we require is hardware, virtualization, O/S, Network, Firewall rules, Data and applications. Working on virtual machine all we need not to worry about is virtualization and hardware. All we need to think about is the rest of the requirements. on the other hand if we go to cloud services the O/S level worry is also cleared out. i.e. all we need to worry about is the application, data, firewall rules and the virtual networks. And the last thing i.e. working on the websites provides the worrying about the application and the data. Here comes the thing that the powerful websites can be created in a seconds. you can start for free and scale as per your wish, code it using your favorite language and finally deploy it. The figure below shows the contents that I have explained in details: