By now most organizations are familiar with the benefits of moving their computing to the cloud, such as scalability, reliability, security and elimination of hardware costs. What may be less clear is that for all this to work as advertised, a business process or application needs to be designed properly to work in the cloud. Cloud computing presents information technology departments with a large number of competing services, architectures and deployment patterns. Many of these options can be successfully implemented for a given business problem, so one of the challenges is to choose. Your first choice might be among the cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud Platform and Oracle. Microsoft Azure offers hundreds of different services that provide overlapping features, not only including Microsoft operating systems but also open source leaders such as Linux. Most custom cloud solutions require multiple services including authent
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