Cloud Computing and Hosting

Hans-Petter Halvorsen

Cloud Computing and Hosting

Many Cloud Computing and Hosting Providers do exist today, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure.

Here you can rent Cloud based services like Virtual Machines (Computers with OS running in the Cloud), Web Server, Database Systems, etc. based on a monthly fee.

Microsoft Azure

You could say Microsoft Azure is "Windows running in the Cloud".

Microsoft Azure Overview


The Video below gives an Introduction to Microsoft Azure:


Microsoft Azure Home Page


Microsoft Azure for Students

Students and staff at the univerity can get free (but limited) access to Microsoft Azure through the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.

Microsoft Azure for Students


Cloud Computing and Hosting Applications

Below we see a practical example.

Cloud-based Data Logging, Monitoring and Analysis:



Azure Data Studio

Azure Data Studio is a lightweight multi-platform (Windows, macOS and Linux) version of SQL Server Management Studio.

You can use it to create or manage your Databases created in Azure.

Download Azure Data Studio


Read more about Microsoft SQL Server here.

Additional Resources

Below you will find more interesting resources


Internet of Things

IoT Projects

Here you find lots of interesting IoT Projects, etc.

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi resouces


Here you can learn Arduino and find lots of applications


ThingSpeak Resouces

Machine Learning

Machine Learning resources

Datalogging and Monitoring

Datalogging and Monitoring Examples

Industrial IT

Here you can learn more about Industrial IT