Windows Azure Computes and Management Architecture
This diagram sample illustrates Windows Azure cloud computing and data management architecture.
It was designed on the base of the Wikimedia Commons file: Windows Azure Architecture.png. [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Windows_Azure_Architecture.png]
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"Microsoft Azure uses a specialized operating system, called Microsoft Azure, to run its "fabric layer": a cluster hosted at Microsoft's data centers that manages computing and storage resources of the computers and provisions the resources (or a subset of them) to applications running on top of Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure has been described as a "cloud layer" on top of a number of Windows Server systems, which use Windows Server 2008 and a customized version of Hyper-V, known as the Microsoft Azure Hypervisor to provide virtualization of services.
Scaling and reliability are controlled by the Microsoft Azure Fabric Controller, which ensures the services and environment do not fail if one or more of the servers fails within the Microsoft data center, and which also provides the management of the user's Web application such as memory allocation and load balancing." [Microsoft Azure. Wikipedia]
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