What is an Azure cloud service?
When you create an application and run it in Azure, the code and configuration together are called an Azure cloud service
Using Azure Cloud Serice user can deploy a multi-tier web application in Azure, defining multiple roles to distribute processing and allow flexible scaling of your application. A cloud service consists of one or more web roles and/or worker roles, each with its own application files and configuration. Azure Websites and Virtual Machines also enable web applications on Azure. The main advantage of cloud services is the ability to support more complex multi-tier architectures
- cloud service role: A cloud service role is comprised of application files and a configuration. A cloud service can have two types of role:
web role:A web role provides a dedicated Internet Information Services (IIS) web-server used for hosting front-end web applications.
worker role: Applications hosted within worker roles can run asynchronous, long-running or perpetual tasks independent of user interaction or input.