Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure:

To enable .NET developers to extend their applications into the cloud, Microsoft has created a set of .NET services, which it now refers to as the Windows Azure Platform.

Azure includes:
  1. Azure AppFabric: A virtualization service. That creates an application hosting environment.
  2. Storage: A high capacity non-relational storage facility. 
  3. Compute: A set of virtual machine instances. 
  4. SQL Azure Database: A cloud-enabled version of SQL Server.
  5. Dallas: A database marketplace based on SQL Azure Database code.
  6. Dynamic CRM: An xRM (Anything Relations Management) service based on Microsoft Dynamics. 
  7. SharePoint Services: A document and collaboration service based on SharePoint.
  8. Windows Live Services: A collection of services that runs on Windows Live, which can be used in applications that run in the Azure cloud. 
Windows Azure Platform can be viewed in a sense as the next Microsoft operating system, the first one that is a cloud OS.

Azure is Microsoft's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Web hosting service and Platform as a Service both.

An application on Azure architecture can run locally, run in the cloud, or some combination of both.

Applications on Azure can be run as applications, as background processes or services, or as both.

Six main elements are part of Windows Azure:
  1. Application: This is the runtime of the application that is running in the cloud. 
  2. Compute:  This is the load-balanced Windows server computation and policy engine that allows you to create and manage virtual machines that serve either in a Web role and a Worker role.
  3. Storage: This is a non-relational storage system for large-scale storage. 
  4. Fabric: This is the Windows Azure Hypervisor, which is a version of Hyper-V that runs on Windows Server 2008. 
  5. Config: This is a management service.
  6. Virtual machines:  These are instances of Windows that run the applications and services that are part of a particular deployment.
More topics from Cloud Computing to read
Cloud Computing: covered following topics in these notes.
  1. Introduction to Cloud Computing
  2. Historical development of Cloud Computing 
  3. Vision of Cloud Computing
  4. Characteristics of cloud computing as per NIST
  5. Cloud computing reference model
  6. Cloud computing environments
  7. Cloud services requirements
  8. Cloud and dynamic infrastructure
  9. Cloud Adoption and rudiments
  10. Cloud application: ECG Analysis in the cloud
  11. Cloud application: Protein structure prediction
  12. Cloud application: Gene Expression Data Analysis
  13. Cloud Computing Architecture
  14. IaaS
  15. PaaS
  16. SaaS
  17. Types of Clouds
  18. Cloud Interoperability & Standards
  19. Scalability and Fault Tolerance
  20. Cloud Ecosystem
  21. Cloud Business Process Management
  22. Cloud Service Management
  23. Cloud Analytics
  24. Testing Under Control
  25. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  26. Cloud Resiliency
  27. Cloud Provisioning
  28. Asset management
  29. Concepts of Map reduce
  30. Cloud Governance
  31. High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  32. Virtualization in cloud computing
  33. Server virtualization
  34. Hypervisor management software
  35. Third Party Cloud Services
  36. Case Study: Google App Engine
  37. Case Study: Microsoft Azure
  38. Case Study: Hadoop
  39. Case Study: Amazon
  40. Case Study: Aneka
A list of Video lectures
  1. Buyya, Selvi ,” Mastering Cloud Computing “,TMH Pub
  2. Krutz , Vines, “Cloud Security “ , Wiley Pub
  3. Velte, “Cloud Computing- A Practical Approach” ,TMH Pub
  4. Sosinsky, “ Cloud Computing” , Wiley Pub
Python Programming ↓ 👆
Java Programming ↓ 👆
JAVA covered following topics in these notes.
JAVA Programs
Principles of Programming Languages ↓ 👆
Principles of Programming Languages covered following topics in these notes.

Previous years solved papers:
A list of Video lectures References:
  1. Sebesta,”Concept of programming Language”, Pearson Edu 
  2. Louden, “Programming Languages: Principles & Practices” , Cengage Learning 
  3. Tucker, “Programming Languages: Principles and paradigms “, Tata McGraw –Hill. 
  4. E Horowitz, "Programming Languages", 2nd Edition, Addison Wesley

    Computer Organization and Architecture ↓ 👆

    Computer Organization and Architecture covered following topics in these notes.

    1. Structure of desktop computers
    2. Logic gates
    3. Register organization
    4. Bus structure
    5. Addressing modes
    6. Register transfer language
    7. Direct mapping numericals
    8. Register in Assembly Language Programming
    9. Arrays in Assembly Language Programming


    1. William stalling ,“Computer Architecture and Organization” PHI
    2. Morris Mano , “Computer System Organization ”PHI

    Computer Network ↓ 👆
    Computer Network covered following topics in these notes.
    1. Data Link Layer
    2. Framing
    3. Byte count framing method
    4. Flag bytes with byte stuffing framing method
    5. Flag bits with bit stuffing framing method
    6. Physical layer coding violations framing method
    7. Error control in data link layer
    8. Stop and Wait scheme
    9. Sliding Window Protocol
    10. One bit sliding window protocol
    11. A protocol Using Go-Back-N
    12. Selective repeat protocol
    13. Application layer
    1. Andrew S. Tanenbaum, David J. Wetherall, “Computer Networks” Pearson Education.
    2. Douglas E Comer, “Internetworking with TCP/IP Principles, Protocols, And Architecture",Pearson Education
    3. KavehPahlavan, Prashant Krishnamurthy, “Networking Fundamentals”, Wiley Publication.
    4. Ying-Dar Lin, Ren-Hung Hwang, Fred Baker, “Computer Networks: An Open Source Approach”, McGraw Hill.