Azure Cloud Types

In this article we can explore about Azure Cloud Types.

Cloud Type

Cloud Type determines the type of date, hosting & security aspects.

There are 3 Cloud Types in Azure:

· Public

· Private

· Hybrid

Public Cloud

Public is the default Cloud Type.

Public Cloud is available to General Public.

Public Cloud hosting is owned & managed by Microsoft.

Public Cloud is cheaper.

Public Cloud is less secure for sensitive data.

Private Cloud

Private Cloud offers more security to sensitive data.

Private Cloud is owned & managed by Single company.

Private Cloud is expensive.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud is combination of Public & Private cloud.

Hybrid Cloud offers right mix of cost & security.



Sensitive Data is a critical decision-making part in Cloud Type determination. For example, a client may have sensitive data like Names, Social Security Identification information, Private Accounting data etc. which they do not wanted another company to manage, not even Microsoft. Also, a company may have legal agreements with their clients that the client data will not be stored outside the country. In these cases, Azure offers Private cloud to the company where they can run the Azure infrastructure in the company owned servers & managed by company team. In this way Scalability, Availability & Flexibility of Azure platform can be reused while the Data Security is also addressed.



In this article we have explored Azure Cloud Types.

Cloud Service Roles

In this article we can explore about Cloud Service Roles.

Cloud Services

Cloud Services are highly available, scalable, n-tier cloud apps with more control of the OS.

Cloud Service Roles

There are 2 types of Roles in Cloud Services.

· Web Role

· Worker Role


Web Role

Web Role is for hosting your application through IIS.

Web Role is intended for Frontend UI applications.

Worker Role

Worker Role does not use IIS.

Worker Role runs the application Standalone.

Worker Role is intended for background processing.



In this article we have explored about Cloud Service Roles.

Azure Hosting Models

In this article we can explore about Azure Hosting Models.

Compute Options

Azure provides the following Compute Options.

· App Service

· Cloud Service

· Virtual Machines


App Service

App Service is preferred if you want to host Apps like Web Apps, Mobile Apps etc.

App Service provides Scalability.

App Service is best for Single-tier applications.

App Service is cheaper.

Cloud Service

Cloud Service is preferred for n-tier applications.

Cloud Service provides High Availability & Scalability.

Cloud Service provides more control over the OS.

Cloud Service contains Web Roles and Worker Roles


Cloud Service allows us to specify the Count of Web Roles and Worker Roles required.

Virtual Machines

Virtual Machines are fully customized Windows or Linux VMs.

Virtual Machines provides complete control.

Virtual Machines are more expensive.


Initially Web Role, Worker Role & VM Role were the 3 Roles in Azure. Now VM Role is moved out of Roles and added under Hosting Models.



In this article we have explored about Azure Hosting Models.

Azure Portal

In this article we can explore how to use the Azure Portal.

Azure Portal

Azure Portal is the Web Interface through which we can Create & Manage Azure services.

Azure Portal URL is

Azure Portal is mainly used by Administrators, Developers.

Starting with Azure Portal

Open Azure Portal using the above URL.


In the appearing prompt use your Microsoft account Or Create one using the link displayed.

Once you have a valid Microsoft Account login, you will see the following Portal page.



You need to add a Subscription to get started.

Click the User Icon on top right > View my bill option > Subscriptions


You will get the following page.

Click on the New subscription button.


In the appearing page choose the Free Trial option.



You will get the Free Trial account with following information.


In the next page enter your Personal, Credit Card Information to create your Free Trial account.


You will NOT be automatically charged on Credit Card. You can also use the Visual Studio Essentials program to add more Credit to the Azure Subscription.


In this article we have started using Azure Portal web interface.

Microsoft Azure

In this article we can explore about Microsoft Azure.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is Microsoft’s answer to Cloud Computing.

Azure is Microsoft’s application platform for the public cloud.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is sharing of Computing resources – servers, storage, database, networking, software, analytics etc.

Cloud Computing typically charge based on Usage.

Cloud Computing saves money & time from purchasing hardware, software, hiring, installations etc.

Cloud Computing provides easy Scalability.


Cloud Computing Providers

There are multiple Cloud Computing Providers in the Market.

Few of the Front Runners are:

· Microsoft Azure

· Amazon Web Services

· Google Cloud Platform

Azure Components

Azure contains the following main Components.


Compute provides the hosting infrastructure where our  Application runs on.



Data provides the persistence infrastructure which our Application uses.  It includes Tables, Queues, SQL Azure etc.



Network infrastructure allows secure communication with individual components within Azure & outside Azure.


Developer Services

Developer Services allows build, deploy & manage custom applications within Azure.


Identity & Access

Identity manages user credentials, Access provides users access to corporate application & data.


Messaging & Integration

Messaging & Integration infrastructure allows Communication between applications using Message Queue, Service Bus infrastructure.



Performance of Application can be monitored & tuned using Azure Traffic Manager infrastructure.


Big Compute & Big Data

Large amount of data processing is possible in Azure using HDInsight infrastructure.



This service allows Media file management, consuming by users.



End users can create their own applications, sell & manage them through Azure.

Azure Portal

Azure Portal is the Web Interface through which we can Create & Manage Azure services.

Azure Portal URL is

Azure Portal is mainly used by Administrators, Developers.



In this article we have explored about Microsoft Azure.