AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 2020

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Azure Resources vs Services


I was hoping somebody could clarify what the difference between Azure Resources and Services are.


1 Answers

Hi Daniel,

That is a great question. An Azure resource is a billable entity, such as a virtual machine instance or storage account. A service is what is needed to perform a task, which could be one or more resources. For example, if you create a virtual machine as a service, you will also get a storage account, a VNet instance and a network security group. The service is what you would normally create, and the resources of the services is what you manage and interact with.

I hope that make sense.


Daniel Croatto

Thanks for the reply, Lars. So to clarify, Azure services are Compute, Storage, Networking etc, whilst Azure resources are the elements that together provide these services?

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