Businesses today are moving towards agile engineering environments that leverage Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to streamline the engineering value chain: from product development to testing to operations. As an increasing number of businesses continue to migrate to the cloud, providers compete for the top position.
Microsoft Azure, a natural extension of Microsoft’s on-premises offerings, continues to gain a lot of traction in the cloud storage and business worlds. In fact, 95% of the Fortune 500 are using Azure cloud platform and for the fifth consecutive year, Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), hot on the heels of AWS, the two miles ahead of their nearest competitor.
What is Microsoft Azure?
In 2008, Microsoft announced the launch of its cloud services. They released it officially under the name of Windows Azure in the year 2010. Further, they rebranded the service as Microsoft Azure in 2014.
The name change in the year 2014 was the move of Microsoft to shift its focus on Azure as a public cloud platform for the enterprise to service the world’s applications regardless of their operating systems.
According to Microsoft, “Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money.”
Today, Azure web services is designed for modern businesses. It allows enterprises to build, deploy, and manage applications by leveraging the power of Microsoft’s global network of data centers.
Features of Azure Web Services to Enhance Digital Experience
IaaS and PaaS Capabilities
Azure web services comes up with an amalgamation of IaaS and PaaS services.
- IaaS helps enterprises to outsource their infrastructure on Azure, thereby allowing them to pay for what they use.
- PaaS enables them in web app development process and solutions without any need to buy and maintain the underlying groundwork.
Businesses migrating their existing applications and data center to a cloud-based IaaS or PaaS architecture evolve into a highly scalable and more elastic, secure, cost-efficient, and standardized IT foundation that delivers higher value.
In order to make this all happen, top Azure consultants from the Microsoft partner community can work in collaboration with enterprises to leverage Azure PaaS and IaaS to build enterprise apps on the Cloud for continuous business growth.
Autoscale Leads to Cost-Optimization and Performance
The entire process of app migration is lightning fast. Microsoft claims that you can scale from 1 to 1,000 in minutes. And once your application is deployed, all the headache is handled by Azure web services—from provisioning and load balancing to health monitoring.
For instance, you may have encountered occasions when your application suddenly trends on a social media platform like Twitter. The Autoscale feature of Azure technology helps you to automatically scale up or down to meet the demand during unexpected traffic spikes while minimizing the costs at the same time. In addition, you can use Autoscale feature to set scaling limits, schedule goals, thereby making sure that your customers get optimal performance.
The IT ecosystem is shifting continuously at a rapid pace and to help your enterprise keep abreast of digital transformation trends, you need a platform that makes adapting easy. Microsoft Azure web services helps you to stay ahead of your competitors from a centralized dashboard with the click of a mouse.
Using Azure, you can easily build enterprise-level applications that run reliably and scale from 10 to 10,000 to 10 million users without any requirement of additional coding.
After you build a web application, you can specify the number of processors for the application to use. And if the application is in need to get scaled up to meet the growing demand, it is easy to amend the settings to use more processors. Therefore, this “Pay As You Grow” approach enables you to launch your new apps to market sooner. Also, it responds more quickly to changes in your customers’ needs.
This modern flexibility makes Azure an ideal solution for organizations of any size.
Build Personalized and Timely Customer Experiences
The motto is to compete in today’s cut-throat digital landscape. And to cater to the needs of different customers, demanding different content at speed.
The digital marketing platform of Microsoft Azure is smart. It quickly launches and updates your marketing site based on user behavior, customer feedback, or competitor moves.
Therefore, this impactful digital marketing campaigns with Azure web development solutions aim to connect your customers at the right time and place. You can design, build, and grow your campaign by building companion mobile apps. It will share contextual content and special offers with your customers on the go.
Real Madrid Embarked upon a Digital Transformation Initiative with Microsoft
Real Madrid is a well-known sports franchise. It has plenty of achievements to brag about that have paved the way to build its passionate fan base. However, the football club missed an important factor: a way to directly engage with its 450 million global fans.
The picture changed when it decided to implement a comprehensive technology solution based on the Microsoft Cloud platform: Azure.
“We can create a one-to-one relationship with fans around the planet with the Microsoft solution, connecting this huge community of people and making the experience of being a supporter of Real Madrid much better.“José Ángel Sánchez, CEO
Microsoft Azure: A Vital Tool to Stay Ahead in the Digital Competition
Today, the benefits of cloud computing are not just available to Fortune 500 corporations but to everyone. Thus, to help businesses stay ahead, Net solutions offers cloud-as-a-service. It leverage legacy systems through cloud consulting, implementation, migration, and operations services.
We aim to embark our clients on a journey where innovative cloud programs will enable them to set up as a digitally native “born-on-cloud” company.