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Mastering Cloud Development using Microsoft Azure by Marco Parenzan, Roberto Freato

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Chapter 1. Building Basic Services

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is probably the next (or current) big thing in computing that is here to stay in the future of software and services. With PaaS, companies can abstract their services from the underlying IT infrastructure, investing the majority of the effort in the core business instead of managing several building blocks, often with repetitive actions and operations.

However, Azure is not just PaaS, and in this chapter, we are going to use IaaS instead. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is a model-provisioning IT low-level infrastructure (such as virtual machines) that works without having to manage the entire stack as it takes place on-premise.

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