Microsoft Azure is a collection of services that you can use to build and operate cloud-based
applications and IT infrastructure. Azure services are hosted in a global network of data centers that Microsoft technicians manage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer a 99.95 percent availability service-level agreement (SLA) for compute services.
Azure services enable you to:
- Create and operate cloud-based applications by using a wide range of commonly used
tools and frameworks. Host workloads in the cloud on Azure PaaS services and IaaS infrastructure that consists of virtual machines and virtual networks.
- Integrate cloud-based services with on-premises infrastructure.
To use Azure services, you require a subscription. You can sign up for a subscription as an individual or as an organization, and then pay only for the services you use.
Add Endpoint and Azure Load-Balancer using the Classic Portal.
Load-Balance Virtual Machines in Windows Azure
Azure sizing tool
Diagnostics and logs