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Azure provides several options for leveraging .NET to host mobile backends that can be used from any mobile platform.
ASP.NET Web API is an open-source framework for building HTTP services and RESTful APIs. You can host a Web API solution on App Service Web Apps, on Azure Mobile Services using the .NET backend, or even self-hosted in a custom process.
Mobile Services is a hosting environment that is designed especially for mobile apps. When you host your Web API service on Mobile Services, you get the following advantages in addition to data storage:
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