Together with Microsoft Apica provides a means to monitor roles that runs on the Azure platform, both from the inside and the outside.
The Windows Azure Platform is an application platform in the cloud that allows Microsoft datacenters to host and run applications. It provides a cloud operating system called Windows Azure that serves as a runtime for the applications and provides a set of services that allows development, management and hosting of applications
off-premises. All Azure Services and applications built
using them run on top of Windows Azure.
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Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.