Microsoft – Get Started Guide for Azure Developers
What is Azure?
Azure is a complete cloud platform that can host your existing application infrastructure, provide compute-based services tailored for your application development needs, or even augment your onpremises applications. Azure integrates the cloud services that you need to develop, test, deploy, and manage your applications—while taking advantage of the efficiencies of cloud computing.
By hosting your applications in Azure, you can start small and easily scale your application as your customer demand grows. Azure also offers the reliability that’s needed for high-availability applications, even including failover between different regions. You can easily manage all of your services remotely from one location, the Azure portal, or programmatically by using various APIs and templates.
Who should read this: This guide is an introduction to the Azure platform for application developers. It will provide the guidance and direction that you need to start building new applications in Azure or migrating existing applications to Azure.