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Azure in SAFE

What is Azure?

Azure is a comprehensive set of cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy and manage applications through a global network of data centres. Integrated tools, DevOps and a marketplace support you in efficiently building anything from simple mobile apps to Internet-scale solutions.

How does Azure integrate with SAFE?

Azure provides a number of flexible services for SAFE applications, including (but not only):

Hosting Services

Azure comes with several ready-made hosting services, including App Service, which enables seamless hosting of web applications, including ASP .NET Core applications (which Saturn is built on top of). In addition, Azure supports a number of managed hosting services for Docker and Kubernetes, which work fantastically well with SAFE.

Platform Services

Azure comes with a large number of ready-made platform services that can dramatically lower the cost of developing bespoke systems, including:

Many of the above services have ready-made SDKs that can be run on .NET and therefore from F#. In addition, the Azure Storage Type Provider provides unparallel ease of access to Azure Storage Blobs, Queues and Tables from F# (currently not yet supported on .NET Core).