Windows Azure is a Microsoft cloud computing platform used to build, deploy and manage applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Windows Azure allows for applications to be built using many different programming languages, tools or frameworks and makes it possible for developers to integrate their public cloud applications in their existing IT environment. Windows Azure provides both Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) services and is classified as the “Public Cloud” in Microsoft's cloud computing strategy, along with its Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, Microsoft Online Services.
Magellanix provides consulting and implementation services on various Google Cloud Platform products. This partnership enables Magellanix to develop futuristic applications on the Google Cloud Platform in the following areas:
- Web sites - High density hosting of web sites. This comprises one aspect of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings for the Windows Azure Platform.
- Virtual machines - The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering from Microsoft for Virtual Machines, of which to run in the Microsoft Data Centers.
- Cloud services: The Cloud Services for Windows Azure comprise one aspect of the PaaS offerings from the Windows Azure Platform. The Cloud Services are containers of hosted applications. These applications can be internet-facing public web applications (such as web sites and ecommerce solutions), or they can be private processing engines for other work, such as processing orders or analyzing data.
- Developers can write code for Cloud Services in a variety of different programming languages; however, there are specific software development kits (SDKs) started by Microsoft for Python,Java, node.JS and .NET.Other languages may have support through Open Source projects. Microsoft published the source code for their client libraries on GitHub.
- Data management
- SQL Database
- BLOB Storage
- Business Analytics
- SQL Reporting
- Data Marketplace
- Active Directory
- Access Control Service
- Windows Azure Service Bus
- Media Services
- Mobile Services