Author: Vadim Osovitny (page 3 of 3)

Microsoft Azure gets a new Logo, new Tagline

Microsoft has changed logo for the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Old Azure logo:
Old Azure logo

New Azure logo:

New Azure logo

A new tagline: Azure. Cloud for all

Old Azure, New Azure.

Azure has a web interface called the Management Portal that allows administrators to access and administer Azure features. Currently there are 2 versions of Management Portal:

ASM – Azure Service Management (aka Old Azure) => manage.windowsazure.com
ARM – Azure Resource Manager (aka New Azure) => portal.azure.com

Old Azure:

 

The Components of Azure

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s platform for the public cloud. Azure groups services into categories in the Management Portal. The Management Portal is what you use to manage most (but not all) services in Azure

Cloud Computing Basics – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – servers, storage, network and operating systems – as an on-demand service. Rather than purchasing servers, software, datacenter space or network equipment, clients instead buy those resources as a fully outsourced service on demand.

Platform as A Service (PaaS ) can be defined as a computing platform that allows the creation of web applications or software quickly and easily and without the complexity of buying and maintaining the software and infrastructure underneath it.

Software as a Service (SaaS) is software that is deployed over the internet. In a SaaS you are provided access to application services installed at a server. You don’t have to worry about installation, maintenance or coding of that software. An obvious example of SaaS is Microsoft’s Office 365, where the applications run remote from the user’s computer.

Watch this video. I like his style of explanation:

Azure Manifesto

Microsoft: “We believe that the success made possible by the cloud must be accessible to every business and every organization—small and large, old and new.”

What is the Cloud?

Intro

Greetings!

My name is Vadim. I’ve been working with Azure Cloud 2 years now and will continue immersing myself in this product and blogging on random Azure topics that I feel will benefit anyone.

My posts will be varied in technical depth and totally random. My reasoning for doing this is to help any reader whether they are new to the product or have extensive experience.

Vadim

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