Today’s highly competitive market demands a combination of factors to survive and thrive organizations in a profoundly changing business environment. Cost-efficiency, hassle-free maintenance, quick deployment, enhanced productivity, high availability, global scale are some of the credentials, to name a few. Cloud technology has come to the rescue of businesses by enabling them to achieve some of these factors.
With its presence in more than 55 regions and 140 countries, Microsoft Azure Cloud has more regions under its belt than any other cloud provider. Azure Web App provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) as well as Software as a Service (SaaS). It offers services that developers can use for developing web or mobile app or also for building Logic apps or API apps. It can host a backend service like Web APIs or WCF Service or also an interactive user application and is one of the most widely used Services due to a range of reasons.
- Pay for what you use
Microsoft Azure Web App Services are ideal for all businesses due to its pay-as-you-go pricing. These cost-effective services come with built-in load balancers that further save on your infrastructure costs. Also, you can opt to scale up or down the hardware based on the expected load. It offers direct savings due to low infrastructure requirements during the off-peak times.
- No server maintenance
With Microsoft Azure Web Apps, all you have to do is deploy your apps and it will take care of the other activities. It saves you from the hassle of server maintenance. It eliminates the need for space, infrastructure and cost of managing a server room and the personnel to manage servers.
- Significantly secured Web App Development
Azure Web App Services provides platform and infrastructure security through multi-factor authentication and ISO and PCI compliance. Thus, you can be entirely sure that the app development and implementation process delivers the enterprise-level SLA.
- Versatile and multilingual framework
Azure Web App Services support multiple infrastructures and languages including, Java Node.js, PHP, Python and ASP.NET.
- Enhances developer productivity
Azure Web Services have made app deployment from various Integrated Development Environments (IDE) easier than never before. You can quickly deploy apps from different IDEs, including Visual Studio (with Azure SDK), IntelliJ IDEA and Xcode. The features like Visual Studio integration helps organizations with creating, testing, deploying and debugging with a variety of efficient tools. With Azure SDK on Visual Studio, you can quickly query the database hosted on one of the Azure and make Create, Read, Update and Delete (CRUD) operations easier and live on Azure App. Additionally, a wide range of application templates available in the Azure Marketplace can come handy to enhance the developer’s creativity and productivity.
- Global Scale with high availability
As now businesses can deploy data and host services anywhere automatically or manually with a single mouse click on Microsoft’s global data center infrastructure, Azure App Service offers high availability with 99.5% SLA uptime. Further, you can automatically scale horizontally or vertically based on application performance. You can also set custom rules to take care of peaks in the workload and off-peak times automatically to minimize costs. The new D-Series compute option can facilitate you to meet the most rigorous scalability requirement and application performance.
- Quick analytics and actionable insights
With Azure Web Apps, you can have a complete check on the health and end-to-end performance of applications. You can check in-depth resource usage with the detailed views provided by the Azure Monitor and get deeper insights regarding your app’s response times, throughput, error trend and CPU and memory utilization with Application Insight. It facilitates you to make better decisions to enhance your business. You can use Site Extensions to add various types of functionalities such as additional management functions, monitoring solutions, Azure Service Profiler and many more to your applications.
- Secure and cost-effective integration with other SaaS apps
Azure Web Apps enables you to securely and easily integrate your web app development with other SaaS apps such as Salesforce, Office 365, Dropbox and Concur. This ability to combine multiple apps serves as the best feature when it comes to significant cost saving.
- Ship faster updates with deployment slots
Azure Web App Services offers continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) capabilities using DevOps, GitHub and Bit Bucket that facilitates automated deployments. With App Services creating an association with the selected repository, your apps are updated every time your source code changes. Deployment slots offer a duplicated environment. Thus, you can deploy a new version in staging where you can schedule quality and performance tests and swap staging to production in seconds and roll back to previous versions without the downtime and additional cost.
With its multitude features and benefits, Azure Web App Services offer a truly versatile, quick and cost-effective solution for small and medium businesses across the globe. With our domain niche and experience, we can navigate your enterprise cloud adoption and help you reap maximum business benefits. For more information or queries related to Azure Web App Services, contact us and our Azure experts will be happy to help you.