Azure App Services: An OZ Technical Guide

Azure App Services: An OZ Technical Guide

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Providing built-in support for popular programming languages such as .NET, Java, Node.js, PHP, and Python—as well as a range of frameworks and tools such as ASP.NET, Java Spring, Django, and Flask—Azure App Service is a fixture of modern-day programming.

The fact that this fully managed platform for building, deploying, and scaling web applications and APIs also offers integration with other Azure services such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Functions, and Azure Active Directory only increases its value for developers seeking to focus on building their applications rather than managing infrastructure.

With Azure App Service, developers can easily deploy their applications to the cloud while simultaneously taking advantage of features such as automatic scaling, continuous deployment and integrated monitoring, and logging. This Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering from Microsoft also provides tools for managing deployment slots, configuring custom domains, and setting up SSL certificates.

Are you considering integrating Azure App Service into your workflow?

The following concise roadmap can help:

  • Write code in your preferred programming language and framework.
  • Save that code into a deployment package and upload it to the cloud app service.
  • The cloud app service provisions the required infrastructure—including servers, storage, and networking—to run the application.
  • The application is deployed and made available to users via the internet.
  • The cloud app service provides built-in tools for monitoring application performance and scaling the infrastructure as needed.
  • You can further configure custom domains, SSL certificates, and deployment slots for testing and staging.
  • The cloud app service also provides integration with other cloud services, such as databases, storage, messaging, and identity management.

To recap, the following is a sampling of the benefits developers and companies can reap from this process:

  • Scalability: Cloud app services provide automatic scaling to handle increased traffic and workloads, ensuring that your application remains available and responsive to your users.
  • High availability: Cloud app services provide built-in redundancy and failover capabilities, ensuring that your application remains available even in the event of hardware or software failures.
  • Reduced infrastructure management: Cloud app services manage the underlying infrastructure for you, allowing you to focus on developing and deploying your application without worrying about server maintenance, security, and updates.
  • Flexibility: Cloud app services provide a wide range of development tools, frameworks, and platforms, allowing you to choose the best technology stack for your application.
  • Faster time to market: Cloud app services provide tools for continuous integration and deployment, allowing you to rapidly develop, test, and deploy your application changes.
  • Cost savings: Cloud app services typically offer a pay-as-you-go model, allowing you to pay only for the resources you use, without incurring upfront capital expenditures for hardware and infrastructure.
  • Security: Cloud app services provide built-in security features such as firewalls, encryption, and access control, helping to protect your application and data from unauthorized access and cyber threats.

Overall, cloud app services provide many benefits that can help you accelerate your application development, reduce costs, improve scalability and reliability, and enhance security.

 

Regardless of where you are on your digital transformation journey, OZ—a Microsoft partner—will help you bring to bear the power of the Azure App Services and the cloud to empower your organization to save money, increase scalability, gain competitive advantage, and improve business efficiency and operations. Find out more about our cloud services and assessment offerings here.