Join David Isbitski for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of Cloud Services, part of Up and Running with Azure.
Another compute capability that Azure offers is Cloud Services. Cloud Services are a PAAS type service, or platform as a service. This is what Azure originally launched with in February of 2010. Everything is done for you and patched on the server side, so Microsoft is going to take care of managing all of your servers, patching your servers, if a server goes down, Microsoft will be responsible for spinning up a new server. You don't have to worry about any of that. You simply want to create a service that's available to your customers.
When I speak about cloud services in this scenario, what I'm really talking about is huge workloads. So think of hundreds or perhaps thousands of VMs and being able to manage both a production and a staging environment across all of those machines in one place is something that cloud services will give you. So you can think of it as an entire architecture wrapped up into a single package. As we walk through this course, we're going to create different roles for that package. So we're going to create something called a web role and then we're going to create something called a worker role.
And we're going to tie it together across something called a service bus Q. As well as writing to storage. But all of that will be a single project inside Visual Studio, and we will deploy all of that architecture with a single click.
- What is cloud computing?
- What is Windows Azure?
- Creating a Windows Azure virtual machine
- Creating and deploying an Azure website
- Adding Worker and Web roles to your cloud service
- Creating a new SQL database
- Writing and reading from the Service Bus queue
- Saving queue messages to Table storage