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Types of Microsoft’s Public cloud based services products

Microsoft Azure, also known as Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform is extensively assessed as the PaaS (Platform as a Service) and Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service) platform offerings. Also, it offers a variety of cloud services that includes those for analytics, compute, storage as well as networking. Users are free to choose from the aforesaid services for developing along with scaling novel applications or else run the current applications within the public cloud platform.


Over the past decade, the software industry has witnessed massive changes. The deployment of cloud models by organizations being the foremost of them due to the stated advantages it offers. Highly scalable nature of businesses prompt them to opt for cloud based services as the data at storage centers can be scaled up and down as per the user requirements. Additionally, the pricing structure followed by the public cloud vendor's model is generally pay-as-per-use. The organizations especially SME's do not have to pay huge amounts in one go and thus makes it highly desirable for them to deploy public cloud model for their business operations. Core competency of businesses is maintained and hence allows them to stay competitive in this highly dynamic market.

Below are a few different types of Microsoft Azure cloud services products:

  • AI and machine learning: This one offers a broad range of services. Moreover, developers can use that for infusing AI, machine learning & cognitive computing potentiality into data sets and applications.
  • Analytics: Analytics services offer distributed analytics plus storage. This is further being followed by the features for big data analytics, real-time analytics, machine learning, business intelligence (BI), data lakes, data warehousing as well as internet of things (IoT) data streams.
  • Networking: This class of service consists of dedicated connections, virtual networks and gateways. Also, services in terms of traffic management & diagnostics, DNS (domain name system) hosting, load balancing and network protection with respect to DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks come under networking services of the azure.
  • Data storage: Data storage services of Microsoft Azure offers expandable cloud storage for both structured and unstructured data. Besides, it facilitates big data projects, insistent storage and real storage.
  • Media & CDN (content delivery network): Such types of services are mostly inclusive of digital rights protection, encoding, on-demand streaming and media playback as well as indexing.
  • Compute: Such Microsoft azure services permit the deployment and management of VMs (virtual machines). Besides containers, as well as batch processing to the users also. It also aids access to remote applications.
  • Hybrid integration: Hybrid Integration services of Microsoft Azure are mainly for the site recovery, server backup, and connecting private & public clouds.
  • Web: This particular service facilitates the development, followed by the deployment of web applications. Moreover, it offers certain features such as search, API (application programming interface) management, content delivery, notification as well as reporting.
  • Identity and access management: IAM offerings make certain that only licensed users will have access to Azure services. Also, aids the protection of encryption keys along with other sensitive data over the cloud. Some of the services of IAM include Azure Active Directory as well as MFA (multi-factor authentication) support.
Tags Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Microsoft Azure Cloud computing DDoS Virtual Machines Analytics

Neha Pandey

Aware of her elements, Neha writes the best articles across industries including electronics & semiconductors, automotive & transportation and food & beverages. Being from the finance background she has the ability to understand the dynamics of every industry and analyze the news updates to form insightful articles. Neha is an energetic person interested in music, travel, and entertainment. Since past 5 years, she written extensively on sectors like technology, finance and healthcare.

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