Just a quick recap on the 3 core component which we have seen in our previous chapter
- Compute – Azure Compute is the compute service that runs application on different roles over the framework.
- Storage – Azure Storage is for storing the data that are required to operate the application on the cloud.
- AppFabric – Azure AppFabric is used to manage the application and the services that are required to run the application that normally uses this platform. [more]
Figure 1 – Windows Azure Components
Windows Azure components over the cloud as we mentioned earlier it composed of the 3 core components as shown in the figure 3. But when we see in depth on the components available Microsoft has introduced new components which provide the developers and administrators to manage the application on the cloud with ease. The below figure provides the clear idea on the list of components presently available with the Windows Azure framework. In this book we will see each of the topics in detail in the upcoming chapters with a real world example and the solver for the same.
Note – Windows Azure SDK’s will provide the latest update on each of the components, to get the latest component we need to install the latest SDK on to the development environment and start using the components. Later in this chapter we will see how to download and install the SDK on to the development environment.
Figure 2 – Components of Microsoft Windows Azure
In the above block screen shot we can see many sub components that are very much tightly coupled with each of the components where it has its own priority to work based on the needs. Some of the components are in preview and rest are open in production which can be used effectively with a good architecture. We are going to ding into each of the components in deep in our upcoming articles one by one.