Microsoft Azure in Layman's Terms

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Expedited SSL recently put together a directory of terms and their meanings so that anyone can understand the sometimes complex terms Microsoft Azure uses.

Web + Apps Developer Services

Cloud Services

Should have been called
Azure IAAS

Use this to
Run stuff but worry a fair amount about configuration and patching.

Virtual Machines

Should have been called
You can't believe its not a real server

Storage Services

Azure has a singular service called 'Storage' that's all these services and a few that they are depend on.

File Storage

Should have been called
Attached File Storage

Use this to
Bring over apps to Azure that are dependent on a local (mountable) file system and you can't use Blob Storage.

Blob Storage

Should have been called
Large File Storage

Use this to
Put uploaded images, log files, or whatever your app calls for in an infinite hard drive.

 

Azure Management Services

Azure gets complex, these services help tame that complexity.

Automation

Should have been called
Cloud Shell

Use this to
Automate Azure services with Powershell - the language of the Windows.

Operational Insights

Should have been called
Log Reader

Use this to
Collect, combine and search logs for issues or troubleshooting.

Enterprise / Corporate Services

Services for business and networks.

RemoteApp

Should have been called
Apps on Cloud

Use this to
Put an app on Azure and give users a RDP session to it.

BizTalk

Should have been called
App Communicator

Use this to
Connect both Azure Enteprise apps (like SAS or Peoplesoft) together. 

Site Recovery

Should have been called
Plan B

Use this to
Keep a replicated version of your critical network apps on standby in Azure.

Active Directory

Should have been called
Hybridactive Directory

Use this to
Setup an Active Directory As A Service that can sync to your Enterprise AD or replace it entirely.

For the full list head to Expedited SSL.

 

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