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Microsoft Azure Cloud Services are (in addition to Web Apps and Virtual Machines) one of three options for executing applications in the cloud. Cloud Services focus very strongly on highly available, highly scalable, multilayered Web applications that benefit most from the flexible resource provision of a public cloud. These applications can be divided into components, called "roles," that can be scaled independently of one another. Microsoft Azure handles the management of the virtual machines required to execute the roles. This includes upgrades to guest operating systems, patching, and failover (failed components are automatically replaced). Unlike with Web sites, developers have full administrative access to the virtual machines in order to, for example, install additional software in the individual instances. Remote Desktop connections for administration are also supported. Roles can be scaled independently of one another (addition or removal of instances); this operation can also be automated (depending on various load parameters) using the auto-scaling function.

Azure Cloud Services News

5/26/2020, Service Updates
Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in US Gov Virginia. It's also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.
3/8/2020, Azure Podcast
Cynthia and Sujit discuss a couple of things they are working on including training for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam and using Azure Files for remote software development.   Media file:...
1/29/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
Today we’re pleased to introduce the release of Data Protection and Privacy Compliance in the Cloud: Privacy Concerns Are Not Slowing the Adoption of Cloud Services, but Challenges Remain,...
1/9/2020, Service Updates
The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in US Gov Virginia. It's now available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.
12/17/2019, Service Updates
Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs) now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.
12/17/2019, Service Updates
Service Map now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.