Cloud Computing With the Azure Platform

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Executive Summary

Software industry is heading towards centralized computing. Due to this trend data and programs are being taken away from traditional desktop PCs and placed in compute clouds instead. Compute clouds are enormous server farms packed with computing power and storage space accessible through the Internet. Instead of having to manage one's own infrastructure to run applications, server time and storage space can be bought from an external service provider. From the customers' point of view the benefit behind this idea is to be able to dynamically adjust computing power up or down to meet the demand for that power at a particular moment.

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