Deploying Azure Cloud Across Your Entire Network
Oftentimes, the most daunting decision to be made regarding your deployment of the Microsoft Azure cloud is what exactly you intend to accomplish. Do you need to deploy Azure across your entire network or do you only need it for a handful of specific apps? Azure provides several cloud computing offerings to run your applications so you don’t to worry about the infrastructure details. You can easily scale up or scale down your resources as your application usage grows.
Azure Cloud offers services that support your application development and hosting needs. Azure provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to give you full control over your application hosting. Azure’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings provide the fully managed services needed to power your apps. There is even true serverless hosting in Azure where all you need to do is write code.
When you want the quickest path to publish your web-based projects, consider Azure App Service. This service makes it easy to extend web apps to support your mobile clients and publish easily consumed REST APIs. This platform provides authentication by using social providers, traffic-based autoscaling, testing in production, and continuous and container-based deployments. App Service has been designed with DevOps in mind, so it supports various tools for publishing and continuous integration deployments, including GitHub, webhooks, Jenkins, Visual Studio Team Services and Team City. Use App Service when you’re migrating existing web applications to Azure and when you need a fully managed hosting platform for your web apps.
As an IaaS provider, Azure lets you deploy or migrate your application to either Windows or Linux VMs. Together with Azure Virtual Network, Azure Virtual Machines supports the deployment of Windows or Linux VMs to Azure. With VMs, you have total control over the configuration of the machine, but you’re responsible for all server software installation, configuration, maintenance and operating system patches.
Use Virtual Machines when you want full control over your application infrastructure or to migrate on-premises application workloads to Azure without having to make changes. 2W Tech has IT Consultants on staff that are Microsoft Certified experts who can guide you through your Azure cloud deployment, ensuring you have exactly what you need from the start. Contact us today to learn more about cloud solutions.
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