The infrastructure of an application is made up of many components, such as a VM, storage account, virtual network, and third-party services. You can deploy, manage, and monitor these resources as a group using the Azure Resource Manager. A resource group is a container that holds these related resources. You can deploy or delete all resources in a single action. Resource Manager provides security, auditing, and tagging for billing purposes to help you manage all resources.
Resource Manager also enables you to control who in your organization can perform actions on the resources. You manage permissions by defining roles and adding users or groups to the roles. For critical resources, you can apply an explicit lock that prevents users from deleting or modifying the resource. Azure Resource Manager logs all user actions so your company's cloud administrator can audit those actions.
When you deploy Teradata Database products in Azure using a solution template, the template creates a new resource group or uses an empty existing resource group. When you deploy Teradata products separately, you can create a new resource group or use an empty existing resource group. The cloud administrator in your company sets the permissions to create a new resource group. When a resource group is deleted, the VM and all associated components are deleted, including the storage.
For more information, see the Azure Documentation Center and search for Azure Resource Manager Overview.