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Normally, organizations or businesses would host or deploy data management services, application development services, virtual machines (VMs), etc. on their infrastructure either through their servers or through a hosting company that hosts services in their data centers. This method eventually started becoming expensive and was not proving to be reliable. 

With cloud computing technology seeing tremendous growth and adoption in the past years, let us look at one of big tech giants – Microsoft's cloud computing services known as Microsoft Azure and how do you hire the exceptional talent for your organization for Azure and Upskill your current employees to excel in their skill set.

So utilize the top upskilling software to establish a skills-first culture at your workplace.  

Microsoft Azure 

Designed by Microsoft, Azure is a cloud computing platform and an online portal that allows you to access and manage cloud services and resources to help organizations in overcoming challenges. What distinguishes Azure from its competitors (Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud) is that it provides four types of cloud computing: PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, and serverless. 

Azure has been used by around 20,000 enterprises and organizations since October 2019. Azure already accounts for 31% of the cloud market, and it is just growing. An increasing number of businesses continue to migrate to the clouds and Microsoft’s Azure continues to gain a lot of traction in the business world. The reason for this is the many benefits it offers.  

Some of Azure’s Benefits includes: 

  • Azure supports multiple programming languages, including Java, Node.js, and C#. 
  • Azure is very cost-effective and highly scalable. 
  • Azure offers a high level of data security. 
  • Azure has the highest number of data centers for any cloud platform i.e., 42. 
  • Microsoft Azure offers more than 600 cloud resources and services and can provide everything businesses need for development. 

Unfortunately, as with other cloud computing platforms, Azure too has certain drawbacks: 

  • Azure always requires it to be expertly managed and maintained. This means that you need experts in your team. 
  • Azure does not offer the same performance in all the countries it offers services in. 
  • Migration from its competitors to Azure can be difficult and require professional assistance.  

Why use Microsoft Azure Cloud? 

Microsoft Azure offers many features that are not found with other providers of cloud services. One of the examples that stands out for Azure is its data centers are pre-configured for customers, eliminating time spent on storage provisioning and configuration. 

Azure is a fast, reliable, scalable, flexible, and affordable platform that offers the following features to enterprises for output: 

  1. Enhance and implement backup and disaster recovery 
  2. Host and develop web and mobile applications 
  3. Distribute and supplement active directory 
  4. Innovate with IoT Industry solutions 
  5. Data security and privacy 


Important subjects an Azure Expert should master 

  • Public and Private Cloud Balance 
    An expert Microsoft Azure developer should understand hybrid cloud computing. It is a combination of on-premises infrastructure or a private cloud with a public cloud. Simply put, they should know what balance of public and private cloud would be best for his system 
  • Azure Operations and Administration 
    The Azure platform has many advantages. One significant advantage is its ease of use from an administrative standpoint.  Administration is an essential skill for cloud engineers because numerous cloud services communicate with one another. 
  • Programming
    Cloud professionals should be knowledgeable with Java, JavaScript, Python, and new languages like Go and Scala. They must be knowledgeable with SQL, NoSQL, and Linux to program databases.
  • Platform Expertise
    Understanding how cloud platforms work is an essential ability for cloud computing professionals.
  • Maintaining Databases
    Cloud computing experts must understand which databases and services are best suited to a certain business need before attempting to overcome issues like storage restrictions, security, and database performance.

Industry wise Customers count using Microsoft Azure 

Industry wise customers count using Microsoft Azure


According to, more than 4500+ companies reportedly use Microsoft Azure in the tech stacks which include Microsoft, LinkedIn, Accenture, and many more. 

How iMocha can help you find skill fit Azure experts 

iMocha offers skills under various Azure Services that are classified among different categories. Some of the top categories include compute solutions, Security, Storage, Networks, Machine Learning, etc. 

             1- Compute Solutions 
  • Virtual Machine 
    This service enables you to create a virtual machine in Windows, Linux or any other configuration in seconds. 
  • Functions 
    Azure Functions is a cloud service available on-demand that provides all the continually updated infrastructure and resources needed to run your applications. 
  • Azure Kubernetes Service 
    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) simplifies deploying a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure by offloading the operational overhead to Azure. 
    2- Networking 
  • Azure CDN 
    Azure Content Delivery Network offers a global solution for rapidly delivering content. 
  • Express Route 
    ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection with the help of a connectivity provider. 
  • Virtual Network 
    Azure virtual network enables Azure resources to securely communicate with each other, the internet, and on-premises networks. 
  • Azure DNS 
    Azure DNS is a hosting service for DNS domains that provides name resolution by using Microsoft Azure infrastructure. 
    3- Storage 
  • Disk Storage 
    This service allows you to choose from either HDD (Hard Disk Drive) or SSD (Solid State Drive) as your storage option along with your virtual machine. 
  • Queue Storage 
    With queue storage, you can provide stable message queuing for a large workload. This service can be accessed from anywhere in this world. 
  • Blob Storage 
    This service is optimized to store a massive amount of unstructured data, including text and even binary data. 
  • File Storage 
    This is a managed file storage service that can be accessed via industry SMB (server message block) protocol. 
    4- Azure Machine Learning 
  • Azure ML (Machine Learning) Studio 
    Azure Machine Learning studio is the web portal for data scientist developers in Azure Machine Learning. The studio combines no-code and code-first experiences for an inclusive data science platform. 
  • Azure MLOps 
    MLOps is based on DevOps principles and practices that increase the efficiency of workflows with the goal of: Faster experimentation and development of models, Faster deployment of models into production, Quality assurance and end-to-end lineage tracking. 

iMocha offers Multiple choice questions and AI-LogicBox (pseudo-coding simulator to assess candidates for skills where coding compilers are not available) 

Furthermore, the questions and the skills, as well as the question banks, are regularly updated to keep up with industry standards. We ensure that the customer always receives the most recent and updated questions and skills in the library. In addition, iMocha offers consulting services to understand the requirement and create custom skills and questions that are specific to the requirement.  



Azure is a fast, reliable, scalable, flexible, and affordable platform and with more than 200 services and numerous benefits, Microsoft Azure is undoubtedly the fastest-growing cloud computing platform being adopted by businesses. 

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Deval Solanki
Deval Solanki
Deval Solanki is a Business Analyst at iMocha. With a background in Computer Science, he has worked for over 2 years as a Research and Development Analyst. He's very passionate about science and technology. In his spare time, he likes to read about the technological advancements, watch scientific experiments, and indulge in sports activities.

Topics: Tech Recruitment

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