Get Started with Azure
- Use core Azure infrastructure for writing and deploying web servers.
- Make your applications and data secure
- Utilize platform services—including how to choose which service for which task.
- Get ready to adapt to new technologies, including containers and Kubernetes, AI/Machine Learning, and IoT.
There’s a powerful suite of Azure services dedicated to containers that aligns more with the PaaS approach. If you are not aware, containers offer a concept of isolation similar to VMs. However, Containers are typically much more lightweight than VMs and can start up quicker than VMs, often in a matter of seconds rather than minutes. Moreover, the size of a container image is typically only tens or hundreds of MBs, compared to many tens of GBs for VMs.