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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Microsoft Azure App Service?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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5 Answers
Technical Architect at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
30 October 20

We have our application on Azure and it does a REST call through the App Service, which in turn connects to our on-premises database. We are using Tomcat and Java in conjunction with this service. This product is user-friendly and the customization is good.

Cloud Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
23 October 20

We primarily use the solution to create a website. Azure will provide infrastructure without any servers and can provide service to host the websites of the company.

Brian Sullivan - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Analytics Officer at Idiro Analytics
Real User
Top 20
23 August 20

Our primary use case of the solution is for ETL. We're slowly moving everything over to Azure, so I think this will be our expected hub for the near future. I'm the chief analytics officer and we are a Microsoft partner.

Manikandan Surendranath - PeerSpot reviewer
DGM (Software) at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
09 March 20

The primary use case has been pretty vague so far. Right now, my scope is on DevOps. I'm looking at it from the point of view of having a DevOps platform. We already have a team foundation server and are working from the cloud.

Architect at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
22 October 19

We wanted to build a web application, so we started exploring whether we should do it on-premise or on cloud. We already had an Azure subscription and then we decided to do it on Azure. I like the solution because if you want to do something, even if it is a simple proof of concept, you can use a daily subscription. You can do it within minutes and it makes things move a lot faster compared to traditional data center models.

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Beth Safire - PeerSpot reviewer
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I highly recommend Microsoft Azure. We have been using it for nearly four years. We mostly use it for creating and maintaining websites, such as content management systems like WordPress sites, which we build using App Service. It's a ready-to-use, out-of-the-box solution. It just takes a few clicks to get up and running. Developers do not need to learn and spend their time configuring the platform since it is a “Platform as a Service.” We don't have to worry about handling the infrastructure behind our websites, which makes them easier to maintain. In addition,we have peace of mind, knowing that our websites will always be running securely. App Service also provides automatic upgrades and has excellent backup and restore abilities, which is crucial for website hosting. The solution has a lot of tools to make it easier to work on your websites. For instance, it has a feature that can quickly switch code from the production version to your dev environments and back. There is also a feature called Application Insights, which we find very helpful for debugging purposes. It is a very stable product. It has great scaling options. We have approximately 20,000 people who are using the application. Technical support is fantastic and responsive. We call Microsoft every couple of weeks and they have been very helpful in giving us insights. The top benefits and features we appreciate from App Service include: Rapid deployment: Deploying your application to App Service takes about a minute. Deployment can also be carried out via github. Automatic scaling: Depending on your plan’s configuration, you can automatically autoscale your app out to use additional servers. Flexible pricing: App Service offers pay-as-you-go pricing, which is very cost-effective for small businesses. The solution also has built-in load balancers to make sure you only use and pay for the infrastructure you need. Security: App Service provides security measures such as multi-factor authentication for application access. App Service is also ISO and PCI compliant. You don’t have to worry about exposure to security risks. No server maintenance: App Service takes care of deployment and making sure that the servers are running as they should, freeing up your time to focus on other tasks. Virtual machine support: App Service runs perfectly on virtual machines as well as on physical machines. Multiple integration options: App Service can easily be integrated with multiple software solutions. This will allow you to access many types of external platforms for monitoring or debugging purposes. One small issue I should mention is that the solution needs better integration capabilities on the network side. I feel there should be more options - for example, to update the DNS server straight to the app service. I would rate this solution 9 out of 10. We are very satisfied with this product. It has just about everything we are looking for in a mobile development platform.
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
16 November 21
Microsoft Azure App Service is helpful if you need to set up temporary servers for customers to run their programs in locations that other cloud providers do not cater to. When servers are closer to customers, lower latency is possible, which, in turn, improves response times for applications and makes customers happy. I like that Azure has the features required for microservices, that it is extremely easy to integrate, and that it can be seamlessly deployed. Sometimes I find it irritating that when instances are stopping, Azure can be painstakingly slow, which also means that you can lose access to your virtual machine while it is happening. Also, it would be nice to see better documentation. Microsoft PowerApps is great because it is browser-based. This means I can develop solutions on any platform I choose, including Windows, Linux, or OSX. PowerApps is also low-code, which can be beneficial for people who don’t have a lot of time to start developing. Moreso, because it is cloud-based, it gives you the ability to work from anywhere, at any time. And connectivity with other Microsoft products is fantastic (like Visio, Project, Office 365, SharePoint, etc.). PowerApps also has a lot of automation possibilities. The downside of Microsoft PowerApps, though, is that if you have a spotty internet connection, it can make the service seem annoying. Nevertheless, because it boasts a fast development time along with its cloud-based service, it makes it a considerably great platform and tool for organizations that need to develop their own application for use for remote reasons. Conclusion: In my opinion Azure is costly and with production issues taking at least 12 hours or more to resolve, a so-so technical support team, and less than ideal documentation, I have to say that Microsoft PowerApps takes the lead.
Nate Seiling - PeerSpot reviewer
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14 January 22
Janet put together a well thought out answer. From my (limited) experience, what she said, I agree
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