Azure is a cloud platform by Microsoft that provides you with many different services that you can consume on a pay as you go model or for fixed time period. This differs from traditional servers as you do not have to manage any infrastructure within your organisation or rent a typical A VM stands for a virtual machine. Virtual machines are a type of computing where you can host an entire... or a hosting service. Azure manages the infrastructure, security and upgrades for you.
Azure is considered a cloud service that provides server-less infrastructure allowing you to execute code as requested rather than having reserved services that are only used for small amounts of time.
The services can range from databases, a variety of different services to host your web applications, file storage, content delivery networks or CDN’s, firewalls, Virtual Private Networks or VPN’s as well as machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a very large and broad spectrum of technologies which most people would be familiar with through... services, to name a few.